News & Updates

Stanford team's brain-controlled prosthesis nearly as good as one-finger typing

Friday, July 31, 2015

Years of work have yielded a technique that continuously corrects brain readings to give people with spinal cord injuries a more precise way to tap out commands by using a thought-controlled cursor. A pilot clinical trial for human use is underway.

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Antony Jameson joins Orville Wright and other aerial pioneers by winning Guggenheim Medal

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Professor of aeronautics and astronautics earns the field’s highest honor for developing the algorithms that designers use to optimize aerodynamic performance; it is Jameson’s third major honor in what has been an extraordinary year for this Stanford aeronautics expert.

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Stanford Engineering students and researchers win grants to commercialize energy inventions

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Building on the success of its first year, the Innovation Transfer Program at the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy is financially supporting 11 new teams composed mostly of Stanford students and recent graduates trying to put university research to work.

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Stanford's Christopher Manning and a Columbia colleague discuss talking, thinking machines

Monday, July 20, 2015

Computer scientists talk about problems and advances in natural language processing.

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Stanford research suggests football helmet tests may not account for concussion-prone actions

Monday, July 20, 2015

Mounting evidence suggests that concussions in football are caused by the sudden rotation of the skull. David Camarillo's lab at Stanford has evidence that suggests current football helmet tests don't account for these movements.

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New fuel-cell materials could pave the way for practical hydrogen-powered cars

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Associate Professor Yi Cui's team has developed a stable cobalt-nickel-iron oxide catalyst that splits water continuously for more than 100 hours.

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Subhasish Mitra Receives Semiconductor Research Corporation Technical Excellence Award

Monday, July 13, 2015

Professor of electrical engineering and computer science honored for work on Quick Error Detection technology.

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Four engineering faculty members' projects receive grants to tackle major environmental challenges

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment jump-starts interdisciplinary projects around the world.

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Stanford d.school's Bernie Roth recommends a bias toward action

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

In his new book, Roth says he believes that people can lead more fulfilling lives by actually doing things, instead of merely trying to do things.

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Stanford Invention Hall of Fame welcomes six new technologies and honors 27 new prolific inventors

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Each new technology has earned more than $5 million in royalties for Stanford. The 27 new prolific inventors, including several engineers, have invented at least seven technologies that have generated over $500,000.

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Stanford high-speed video reveals how lovebirds keep a clear line of sight during acrobatic flight

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lovebirds turn their heads at record speeds to maneuver through densely crowded airspace. Stanford Engineering's David Lentink says this strategy could be applied to drone cameras to improve visual systems.

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Stanford engineering students teach autonomous cars to avoid obstacles

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The best way to survive a car accident is to avoid collisions in the first place. Professor Chris Gerdes' engineering students are developing algorithms and pop-up obstacles that could lead to safe autonomous driving.

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Stanford researchers stretch a thin crystal to get better solar cells

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Crystalline semiconductors such as silicon can catch photons and convert their energy into electron flows. New research shows that a little stretching could give one of silicon's lesser-known cousins its own place in the sun.

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Stanford Engineering Hero Charles Simonyi talks about creating first WYSIWYG software, space travel and challenges of making a profit

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Computer Science alum shares stories about working with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, and his two flights to the International Space Station.

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Single-catalyst water splitter from Stanford produces clean-burning hydrogen 24/7

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Stanford scientists have developed a cheap and efficient way to extract clean-burning hydrogen fuel from water 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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2015 Maurice Wilkes Award presented to Christos Kozyrakis

Monday, June 22, 2015

Associate professor of electrical engineering honored for outstanding contributions to transactional memory technologies.

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Stanford collaboration with General Motors recognized by the American Society for Engineering Education

Monday, June 22, 2015

Excellence in Engineering Education Collaboration Award recognizes joint development of course that helps GM engineers improve products, processes and services.

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PhD candidates Jayant Charthad and Steven Bell receive 2015 Centennial Teaching Assistant Award

Friday, June 19, 2015

Electrical engineering students honored for outstanding teaching among TA's in the schools of humanities and sciences, earth sciences, and engineering.

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Stanford engineers find a simple yet clever way to boost chip speeds

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Inside each chip are millions of tiny wires to transport data; wrapping them in a protective layer of graphene could boost speeds by 30 percent.

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Stanford engineers team up with U.S. Army to set computational record

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Now billions of questions can be answered in about three minutes.

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Stanford engineers discover the limitation of a popular technique for one-way optical data transmission on computer chips

Monday, June 8, 2015

Backward leakage of light beams constrains ability to keep optical information flowing in only one direction, research shows.

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Just add water: Stanford engineers develop a computer that operates on water droplets

Monday, June 8, 2015

Manu Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford, and his students have developed a synchronous computer that operates using the unique physics of moving water droplets. Their goal is to design a new class of computers that can precisely control and manipulate physical matter.

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Stanford engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050

Monday, June 8, 2015

Professor Mark Z. Jacobson and colleagues show that it's technically possible for each state to replace fossil fuel energy with entirely clean, renewable energy.

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New 'designer carbon' from Stanford engineers boosts battery performance

Friday, May 29, 2015

Stanford researchers have created a new carbon material that significantly improves the performance of batteries and supercapacitors.

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Stanford engineers' breakthrough heralds super-efficient light-based computers

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Light can transmit more data while consuming far less power than electricity, and an engineering feat brings optical data transport closer to replacing wires.

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