News & Updates

Stanford-led team develops self-cooling solar cells that last longer and have more power

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

By adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to the surface of ordinary solar cells, a team of researchers led by Professor Shanhui Fan has found a way for the cells to shed unwanted thermal radiation.

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A clean energy roadmap for California

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A study led by Professor Mark Jacobson outlines the path to a possible future for California where renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices.

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Stanford students learn to build their own bikes

Thursday, July 17, 2014

One of the most popular courses run by the Product Realization Lab, ME 204 teaches students how to build bicycles, but also patience and project management.

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Stanford team aims to improve storage in batteries used in cellphones, iPods, more

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A team led by Yi Cui, an associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering and at SLAC, is working to make a better battery by making the cathode of sulfur instead of today's lithium-cobalt oxide.

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Researchers led by Stanford engineer figure out how to make more efficient fuel cells

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Using high-brilliance X-rays, researchers track the process that fuel cells use to produce electricity, knowledge that will help make large-scale alternative energy power systems more practical and reliable.

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Stanford Woods Institute announces 2014 Environmental Venture Projects

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Projects hold the promise of cleaning the air, reducing parasitic infections and uncovering pathways by which diseases are spread.

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Stanford engineers envision an electronic switch just three atoms thick

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Computer simulation shows how to make a crystal that would toggle like a light switch between conductive and non-conductive structures. This could lead to flexible electronic materials and, for instance, enable a cell phone to be woven into a shirt.

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Why you should care how I learn: Eric Smalls at TEDx Stanford

Monday, June 30, 2014

Computer science student talks about the limits of classroom learning and the benefits of branching out.

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Precourt Institute partners with KQED on new e-book series on energy

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Targeted to grades 8 through 13 and lifelong learners, the new iBooks Textbooks give readers a broad introduction to the subject of energy.

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Drew Endy discusses what bioengineers should be vibrating about

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

At TEDx Stanford, the associate professor of bioengineering talks about where genetic engineering should be going.

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The Beauty I See in Algebra

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

At TEDx Stanford, Professor Margot Gerritsen explains why relationships are at the core of science and engineering.

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Storing solar energy in the strangest places

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

At a TEDx Stanford talk, Assistant Professor William Chueh discusses how to make solar energy available when and where it's needed.

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Professor Kenneth Goodson receives ASME’s 2014 Heat Transfer Memorial Award

Friday, June 20, 2014

The award recognizes contributions to the science and technology of phonon and electron transport and scattering in films and nanostructures.

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Stanford bioengineers make it easier to see inner workings of the brain

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bio-X scientists have improved on their original technique for peering into the intact brain, making it more reliable and safer. The results could help scientists unravel the inner connections of how thoughts, memories or diseases arise.

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Stanford scientists tie social behavior to activity in specific brain circuit in mice

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The new findings could throw light on psychiatric disorders marked by impaired social interaction such as autism, social anxiety, schizophrenia and depression.

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Stanford bioengineers invent a way to speed up drug discovery

Thursday, June 19, 2014

New technique can be used in living cells to track a key family of proteins that regulate health or cause disease.

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Stanford bioengineers improve on football mouthguard that senses head impacts

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A device developed by Stanford bioengineers could one day provide real-time measurements of the head impacts received by football players. The research could also help characterize the forces applied in more common head traumas, such as car accidents and falls.

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New Stanford blood test identifies heart-transplant rejection earlier than biopsy can

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Noninvasive test detects donor DNA in a recipient's blood when a transplanted heart is being rejected.

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Handing out gold stars can boost participation in online courses

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Stanford study uses badges to make students more engaged, while also revealing more about the behaviors of those who enroll in MOOCs.

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Stanford Engineering Hero Morris Chang honored for revolutionizing chip making

Friday, June 13, 2014

Shaped by his youth in war-torn China, Chang immigrated to the United States after World War II, earned a doctorate at Stanford and twice transformed the semiconductor industry.

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Engineering student combines legal and computing acumen to make a big public impact

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lawyer and computer science student Jonathan Mayer works with a fellow doctoral candidate to discredit NSA claims about phone metadata.

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Stanford engineers head to Washington to demonstrate software for controlling fleets of robo-cars

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Professor Marco Pavone is perfecting a system to dispatch fleets of autonomous shuttles, buses and taxis.

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EngX: The Digital Sensory System videos

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Three Stanford engineers present research on technologies that mimic human capabilities such as seeing, touching and learning.

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Bioengineering and chemical engineering building at Stanford named for gifts from Ram and Vijay Shriram

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

$61 million in support from university trustee and his wife names the Shriram Center for Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering and endows the departmental chair.

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Stanford opens state-of-the-art facility for collaborative scientific visualization

Thursday, June 5, 2014

An immersive visualization environment, the HIVE will give researchers a powerful new tool to advance our knowledge across many disciplines. Members of the Stanford community are invited to tour the new research and teaching facility on June 6.

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