News & Updates

​Research shows that different brain cells process positive and negative experiences

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Researchers reveal that neurons in the prefrontal cortex are built to respond to reward or aversion, a finding with implications for treating mental illness and addictions.

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​Eduardo Miranda: Surveying the damage caused by Ecuador’s earthquake

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

​Engineers investigate hospitals and other critical buildings in a real-world test of structural design and operational response to the recent disaster.

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​Alexandria Boehm: How we can help save the coastal marine ecosystem

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A civil and environmental engineer leads efforts to counteract the acidification and degradation of marine environments, especially along the northern Pacific Coast.

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How do you design a better polymer?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Engineers are using complex computational models to better understand what’s going on at the molecular level.

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​Stanford-NIST collaboration aims to give the bio-economy a big boost by measuring tiny things

Friday, May 20, 2016

​The Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology will bring together academic, government and industrial scientists to improve the measurement techniques, or metrology, of molecular products and processes.

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​Kathleen Eisenhardt: How to "turbo-charge innovation"

Friday, May 20, 2016

​A professor of management science & engineering explains the relationship between business size, simplicity and success.

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Your phone may reveal more about you than you think

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In work that could help inform policies for government surveillance and consumer data privacy, researchers show that telephone metadata can reveal a surprising amount of personal detail.

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​Stanford engineer Bradford Parkinson, the 'Father of GPS,' wins the prestigious Marconi Prize

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

​The Marconi Prize is awarded each year to recognize major advances in the communications field that benefit humanity.

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Rethinking one of medicine’s trusty staples: the urinary dipstick

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A low-cost, portable system that uses this trusty test strip could let patients get accurate urinalysis results at home, potentially easing the workload of primary care physicians.

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​Innovations in medical imaging are reshaping the war against cancer

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

​A biologist discusses an advanced imaging technique that can help detect early-stage tumors and guide surgeons with precision.

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How seawater salts affect coastal algae — for good and bad

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Active chemical agents in saltwater help break down the byproducts of coastal algae in ways that seem to counteract deadly algal bloom — but may also have other, less desirable effects.

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David Camarillo: There is hope for concussion prevention

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

​Armed with new insights on traumatic brain injuries, a Stanford bioengineer advocates rethinking the designs and standards of protective gear.

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​A Stanford computer scientist designs a logic curriculum for high school

Thursday, May 5, 2016

​Logic is to computer science as calculus is to physics, but until now would-be programmers couldn’t get logic training in high school.

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How do you recover after a deadly earthquake?

Thursday, May 5, 2016

A tool to help disaster relief officials make better decisions helped Nepal on its path after last year's disaster.

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Studying a 'Silly Putty' protein could spur efforts to repair damaged human tissues

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

New insights into collagen, the stretchy protein that provides a stiff cushion for cells, aids our understanding of regenerative medicine.

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Imagine a “cool” data-storage technology that’s just a few atoms thick

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

An experimental semiconductor material could store data in a new way that minimizes the generation of heat.

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​David Cheriton: "The goal is to get students to think like experts"

Monday, May 2, 2016

​A computer science professor discusses his research, philanthropy, and how to improve the state of education.

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​Yi Cui: How nano materials can help improve everything from batteries to face masks

Thursday, April 28, 2016

By focusing on structures that are infinitesimally small, a prolific engineer initiates a series of very big things.

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​The maiden voyage of a humanoid robotic diver recovers treasures from King Louis XIV’s wrecked flagship

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Powered by artificial intelligence and haptic feedback systems, the robot OceanOne gives human pilots an unprecedented ability to explore the ocean depths. ​

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​What is the relationship between communicable illnesses and illicit drug use?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

​A scholar applies the mathematical tools of management science to help improve human health.

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How the shape and structure of nanoparticles affects energy storage

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A team of engineers obtain a first look inside phase-changing nanoparticles and find that their structure significantly influences performance.

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A one-of-a-kind wind tunnel for birds paves the way for better drones

Friday, April 22, 2016

An engineer explores how the magic of bird flight can be applied to building better aerial robots.

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​Zhenan Bao: On a quest to develop artificial skin

Friday, April 22, 2016

A team of engineers explore how a new kind of wearable electronics could restore sensation to people with prosthetic limbs.

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How effective data visualizations let users have a conversation with data

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Stanford’s Maneesh Agrawala and Dave Deriso share trends and tools for communicating complex quantitative information visually.

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A super stretchy, self-healing material could lead to artificial muscle

Monday, April 18, 2016

​Researchers create a polymer that can stretch to 100 times its original length — and even repair itself if punctured.

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