Collective Intelligence: How Insect Swarms Respond to External Stimuli

A team of Yale researchers has demonstrated how a seemingly random insect mating swarm responds to external stimulus through intelligent group fluctuations.

Alumni Profile: Richard Lethin YC ‘85

Richard Lethin YC ‘85 fell in love with science at a young age as he watched his father work to design radar. He has carried this enthusiasm with him throughout his life, from his time at Yale to his work as an engineer, and now to his role as president of Reservoir Labs.

How to Dose Antibiotics

The development of antibiotic resistance is a mounting issue in healthcare. A recent study shows that the dosage of antibiotics that should be used in order to minimize the rise of resistance depends on competition between bacterial strains.

Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

Recently, researchers at the University of British Columbia designed a new method for stopping hemorrhaging. The system relies on microparticles that propel themselves upstream through blood, delivering coagulants to hard-to-reach wounds.

Q&A: How Does Caffeine Affect Your Internal Clock?

A double espresso shot delays the human circadian clock by an average of 40 minutes. How does
the most widely used psychoactive drug — caffeine — affect our internal timekeeping?

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