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The History and Future of Locks and Keys

Of all the technology you use on a daily basis, you probably pay the least attention to the mechanical miracles that keep your home or your gym bag secure. Locks and keys have been around for millennia, but they are undergoing one of their rare historic shifts—from mechanical to electronic, from isolated to interconnected.

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Adam Clark Estes

October 20th

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Nest’s Big Solution for Smart Homes Is Here and It Looks Awesome

We saw this one coming. Everyone’s favorite smart thermostat, Nest, is now ready to take over your entire home with a new protocol that lets all kinds of devices talk to each other quickly and seamlessly. It’s called Nest Weave.

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Adam Clark Estes

October 1st

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Astronomers Invent New Telescope by Tying Telephoto Lenses Together

Astronomers Invent New Telescope by Tying Telephoto Lenses Together

A team of Yale astronomers got a little crafty recently. In an attempt to see parts of space that their big fancy telescopes weren't showing them, they tied eight telephoto lenses together to create their own little homemade array. And then, thanks to their new invention, they quickly discovered seven new galaxies.

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Adam Clark Estes

July 14th

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Amazonian Mushroom Eats Indestructible Plastics [Science]

We use polyurethane to make just about everything—garden hoses, furniture, the entirety of my local 99-cent store. It's easy to produce, durable, and dirt cheap. What it isn't is recyclable—there isn't a single natural process that breaks it down. That is until a newly-discovered Amazonian fungus takes a bite. More »


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Andrew Tarantola

January 31st

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‘Extinct’ Giant Turtle Might Join Lonesome George As World’s Rarest Creature [Animals]

A giant tortoise subspecies presumed extinct for more than 150 years is actually roaming the Galápagos islands today according to DNA evidence, scientists report. More »


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Kristen Philipkoski

January 9th

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Yale Stores Data Mechanically—with Frickin’ Lasers [Memory]

Engineers at Yale University say they've invented a new type of mechanical memory device that is read from and written to by light. According to its creators, this development could lead to better sensors and new techniques in optical telecommunications. More »


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Neil Savage - IEEE Spectrum

October 25th

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It’s Not How You Play the Game, It’s WINNING [Video]

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Kristen Philipkoski

October 5th

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Yale Wants You To Unlock Your Door With Your Phone [NFC]

The Yale lock company has developed a household lock equipped with NFC technology. Just place your phone by the lock and wait for it to respond by locking or unlocking the door. It's that easy, says Yale. More »


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Kelly Hodgkins

September 22nd

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Yale Wants You To Unlock Your Door With Your Phone [NFC]

The Yale lock company has developed a household lock equipped with NFC technology. Just place your phone by the lock and wait for it to respond by locking or unlocking the door. It's that easy, says Yale. More »


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Kelly Hodgkins

September 22nd

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Welcome to Yale Med, Here’s Your iPad [Medicine]

The full curriculum for the Yale medical program—if stacked—stands roughly four feet tall and costs the school $100k annually to copy, sort, and collate. But, starting this Fall, Yale Medical is replacing the stack with Apple's top-of-the-line tablet. More »


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Andrew Tarantola

September 1st

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