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How to Build a Space Station

Nanoracks, co-founded by Chris Cummins ’89, started as a niche startup that facilitated research on the International Space Station. Now it’s building a space station.

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Is Space Becoming the Next Front for War—and Traffic Jams?

Satellites enable everyday tools like GPS and weather forecasts, and allow militaries to track troop movements and target weapons. But the most desirable orbits are increasingly crowded and vulnerable to attack. Jamie Morin, an expert in space defense and policy issues, explains how we avoid squandering this shared resource.

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Are You Ready for AI?

Of the many technologies that have changed our lives since the invention of the microchip, generative AI may have had the most dramatic debut. ChatGPT is likely the fastest-growing internet service ever, and every major tech company is scrambling to incorporate Large Language Models into their products. We’ve been talking with Yale faculty and alumni about the potential of the technology to both advance and disrupt our society.

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Confronting the Climate Crisis

Yale Insights is talking with the scholars and practitioners who are providing the expertise and leadership to make the adaptation and mitigation of this unprecedented challenge a reality.

ESG data is exposing climate risk
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Leading through COVID

COVID-19 has created leadership challenges for every kind of organization. Some are working to help the sick or the hungry, or to maintain vital services. All are scrambling to stay connected with their employees and remain economically viable. We've been talking with Yale SOM alumni about the challenges that they are facing, and hearing about their professional and personal lives during the global pandemic.

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