April 2019 News

New study tracks fundamental movements in energy conversion

April 12, 2019
A new provides a fresh understanding of the fundamental principles of electron and proton movement, which could aid in the development of solar technology.

Yale’s Rakic receives Connecticut Medal of Science

April 11, 2019
YSM’s Pasko Rakic will receive the award on May 28 during the 44th Annual Meeting & Dinner of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

Annual 3-Minute Thesis competition develops communication skills

April 5, 2019
This year’s winner, Beza Getachew, won for her pithily pitched project, “Self-Healing Water Filtration Membranes: From Concept to Proof.”

Bacterial nanowire mystery solved

April 4, 2019
Geobacter bacteria “breathe” with unique protein filaments called “nanowires.” New research offers fresh insight on what they are made of and how they work.

Newly discovered seizure disorder mimics epilepsy

April 4, 2019
Recent research suggests that about 10% of epilepsy patients don’t have epilepsy at all — they are experiencing “psychogenic non-epileptic seizure,” or PNES.

The complicated future of offshore wind power in the United States

April 4, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy has laid out an ambitious plan to grow the U.S. offshore wind sector. Yale research suggests it might not be as easy as it seems.

YSPH video contest spotlights public health issues, student creativity

April 3, 2019
A $2,500 top prize went to Saskia Comess, M.P.H. ’19, for her video “What About the Air We Breathe?” about the threat of fine particulate matter in toxic air.