SUTERWALA: Leaving Neverland

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Scientists hunt for dark matter

A group of Yale faculty and students is currently racing to be the first to detect dark matter.

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Students document local subjects

In Silliman College’s Maya’s Room art gallery, students have the chance to see parts of New Haven they have never noticed before.

Culture

First self-aware robot created

A robot developed by Computer Science Ph.D. candidate Justin Hart GRD ’13 at the Social Robotics Lab may pass a landmark test by recognizing itself changing in a mirror. Self-awareness, the ability to recognize oneself as distinct from one’s surroundings, is a mark of higher-level cognitive skills. This test was first developed to test the […]

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YCC officially announces Spring Fling lineup

The Spring Fling lineup is officially out, and it features — surprise, surprise — 3LAU, Passion Pit and T-Pain. The three-part lineup leaked online in March. The new website features bios of the headliners, as well as the three openers — Jamestown, The First Town in America, A Streetcar Named Funk, 9 Tigers — who […]

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Yale alums perform in East Village “barplay”

Recent Yale alums are taking over the East Village’s theater scene — or, at least on Tuesday night, they took over East Village Tavern in New York City for a performance called “barplay.” The show featured the work of six “truly spectacular” playwrights — four of whom are Yale graduates — putting on a series […]

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Yale-led team developing social robots

Within five years, Yale-designed robots may be helping teach children. A Yale-led team of researchers from across the country received a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation on April 3 to pursue the creation of “socially assistive robots” to help young children learn basic skills and in some cases overcome cognitive disabilities. Brian […]

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Gladwell reveals writing strategies

Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer for the New Yorker and bestselling author, shared his inspirations for stories, offered advice for aspiring journalists and criticized the Ivy League Wednesday afternoon before a crowd of over 400 students in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall Auditorium. In the event, which was hosted by the Yale Politic, Gladwell called his entry into journalism […]

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Arch professor talks better wheelchair design

Susan Farricielli, a sculptor, industrial designer and lecturer at the Yale School of Architecture, is founder and manager of Kinetic Innovative Seating (KiSS), LLC, a company through which she hopes to manufacture and sell a more ergonomically friendly wheelchair. The News spoke with Farricielli about KiSS, her wheelchair and her future plans. Q What inspired […]

Culture

The Dress-Up Closet

In my more romantic moments, I imagined that entering Fashionista Vintage & Variety, the vintage clothing store on Whitney Avenue, would be like stepping into a time machine — women in flapper gowns, cigarettes in pencil-thin holders, and a crystal chandelier. But realistically, I was expecting a dank antique store whose clothes should have been […]

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Autism advocate explains need for healthcare reform

Judith Ursitti, director of state government affairs for Autism Speaks, discussed what drew her to autism advocacy and the health care reforms her group is pushing for at a Tuesday Master’s Tea.. Eight students gathered in the Pierson Master’s House Tuesday afternoon to hear Ursitti speak about her experiences as a mother of two autistic […]

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Yale robot guru says no revolution likely

John Morrell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, former director of systems engineering at Segway, and current director of the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design at Yale, studies and creates machines that connect hardware and software with human action. The News spoke with him about his research and current projects. Q What […]

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