News & Updates

Stanford bioengineers develop tool for reprogramming genetic code

Monday, January 26, 2015

By selectively manipulating how DNA issues biological commands, Stanford bioengineers have developed a tool that could prove useful in future gene therapies.

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Stanford engineers use brilliant X-rays to illuminate catalysis, revise theories

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Using high-brilliance X-rays in a new way, Stanford engineers observed electrons at work during catalytic reactions. Their findings challenge long-held theories about some catalysts, opening the door to new or improved renewable energy applications.

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Inexpensive material could be the key to cheaper, more efficient solar cells

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Putting a film of the crystalline material perovskite on top of a silicon solar cell increases the cell's efficiency nearly 50 percent, Stanford engineers say.

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Margot Gerritsen to receive 2014 Richard W. Lyman Award

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The award recognizes faculty who go above and beyond to engage alumni on campus, regionally and around the world.

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Stanford senior awarded 2015-16 Churchill Scholarship

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sophie E. Miller, a chemical engineering major at Stanford, is one of 14 Americans "of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement" who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships to study at the University of Cambridge in England for one year.

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Stanford engineers develop a device for measuring how birds take flight

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A new device invented by Assistant Professor David Lentink will answer long-held questions about the forces birds generate while flying and could lead to the development of innovative, efficient unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Stanford research finds that computers are better judges of personality than friends and family

Monday, January 12, 2015

Artificial intelligence can draw inferences about a person as accurately as a spouse, according to Stanford postdoctoral fellow Michal Kosinski.

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Estimated social cost of climate change not accurate, Stanford scientists say

Monday, January 12, 2015

The social cost of carbon dioxide emissions may not be $37 per ton, as estimated by a recent U.S. government study, but $220 per ton.

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EngX: The Internet of Everything

Friday, January 9, 2015

In a video that elaborates on the theme of his Stanford Engineering EngX presentation, Professor Thomas Lee says that it's possible to connect a trillion devices to the Internet and that the Internet of Things is actually the Internet of Everything.

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EngX: Ant-size radio to control Internet of Things

Friday, January 9, 2015

In a video that elaborates on the theme of his Stanford Engineering EngX presentation, Stanford's Amin Arbabian, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, describes the radio that his team built to control the Internet of Things. The size of an ant, the radio is so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna.

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EngX: Security of the Internet of Everything

Friday, January 9, 2015

In this short version of his Stanford Engineering EngX presentation, Electrical Engineering Professor Mark Horowitz talks about the security of the Internet of Everything.

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Stanford researchers measure concussion forces in greatest detail yet

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Although the mechanisms of concussions are still being revealed, David Camarillo's lab has measured the forces imparted on the brain in greater detail than ever before. The results could eventually lead to better injury detection and prevention.

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Meet Persis Drell

Monday, January 5, 2015

The School of Engineering's new dean was raised on The Farm, made her mark in physics and is focused on the future.

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Stanford study shows ways to improve public health at beaches

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thanks to new Stanford research, an affordable, easy-to-implement system can provide significantly more accurate information on coastal water contamination to better protect public health.

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Stanford computer scientists extend Web browsers to make the Internet safer

Friday, December 19, 2014

A new security system called COWL protects privacy while helping web developers create richer and more secure online content.

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Stanford bioengineers discover knob to dial up fitter cells

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In one experiment bioengineers found that larger genetic mutants fared better, and in a second study they created viable cells using non-standard parts.

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Stanford faculty awarded seed grants for innovative energy research

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded eight seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.

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Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stanford University will lead a 100-year effort to study the long-term implications of artificial intelligence in all aspects of life.

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Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a 'high-rise' chip

Monday, December 15, 2014

Stanford researchers are building layers of logic and memory into skyscraper chips that are smaller, faster, cheaper – and taller.

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Stanford d.school students humanize a truck for a good cause

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Stanford students get their hands dirty designing and rebuilding a truck to serve the specific needs of San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation.

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Stanford Engineering Professor Kenneth Goodson named a Fellow of the American Physical Society

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mechanical Engineering chairman cited 'for contributions to the understanding of phonon and electron conduction in solid films, nanostructures and in semiconductor nanoelectronics.'

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The challenge of building on success: Stanford Engineering Year in Review

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Letter from the dean of Stanford Engineering

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Stanford Engineering Professor Richard Luthy receives distinguished environmental engineering award

Monday, December 8, 2014

American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists recognizes Luthy's contributions to the field of environmental engineering and dedication to improving the quality of the world’s environment.

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Four Stanford Engineering professors named IEEE fellows

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thomas Lee, Sanjay Lall, Boris Murmann and Christos Kozyrakis were recognized for their extraordinary achievements in engineering.

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Stanford Engineering alum James Spilker wins 2015 IEEE Edison Medal

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Spilker, a consulting professor at Stanford Engineering, was honored for "contributions to the technology and implementation of civilian GPS navigation systems."

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