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Illuminating Origami Is Just Around The Corner

Pop-up greeting cards are about to get a whole lot more interesting. Researchers at Seoul National University in Korea have created glowing 3D objects with a series of prototypes that fold thin QLED (Quantum Dot LED) sheets like origami. They used a CO2 laser to etch “fold lines” in the QLED so the sheets could be formed into 3D shapes. The bends are actually rounded, but at 5μm they appear to be sharp corners and the panels...

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Yale moves finals online and allows students to leave campus early

Yale administrators announced on Saturday that they have moved all remaining final exams online, following a number of peer institutions including Princeton and Cornell. Spring semester classes are still scheduled to begin on Jan. 18 and experts said a fully remote term is unlikely, but administrators have not yet ruled out the possibility of a remote start to the semester. Deans Marvin Chun, Lynn Cooley and Tamar Gendler issued a...

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Yale accepts 10.9 percent of early action applicants

On Wednesday evening, 800 students discovered that Yale offered them admission to the College’s class of 2026. The students were admitted from a pool of 7,288 early action applicants — the second highest number in Yale’s history — which yields an acceptance rate of 10.9 percent. The acceptance rate rose slightly from last year when 10.5 percent of early action applicants, or 837 students, received an offer of admission. But...