News & Updates

Stanford research reveals new ways to study and control crystallization

Friday, April 18, 2014

Stanford scientists help create a novel way to do time-lapse studies of crystallization that will lead to more flexible and effective electronic displays, circuits and pharmaceutical drugs.

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Stanford researchers develop a single-cell genomics technique to reverse engineer the developing lung

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How do embryos form the cells in our lungs, muscles, nerves and other tissues? A new process decodes the genetic instructions that enable the all-purpose cells of the embryo to multiply and transform into the many specialized cell types in the body.

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Stanford research: Watching the hand washers

Monday, April 14, 2014

Stanford researchers pioneer use of video surveillance to better understand essential hygiene behavior.

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Inspired by a music box, Stanford bioengineer creates $5 chemistry set

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Manu Prakash won a contest to develop the 21st-century chemistry set. His version, based on a toy music box, is small, robust, programmable and costs $5. It can inspire young scientists and also address developing-world problems such as water quality and health.

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Stanford engineers design video game controller that senses when players get bored

Monday, April 7, 2014

Stanford engineers have developed what could be the next big thing in interactive gaming: handheld game controllers that measure the player's physiology and alter the game play to make it more engaging.

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Computer scientists learn to predict which photos will 'go viral' on Facebook

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Researchers can forecast the ultimate popularity of a Facebook photo by watching how fast it is shared.

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Stanford Engineering Hero Kenneth Arrow helped pioneer operations research

Friday, March 28, 2014

Nobel Prize-winning economist launched a discipline that is now part of Management Sciences and Engineering.

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Stanford Engineering coterm students gain skills, experience and value in the marketplace

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

About 40 percent of the school’s undergraduates become coterms (formally known as coterminal students), leveraging their time at Stanford to add a master’s degree to their credentials.

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New Stanford facility will test water-recovery technology

Monday, March 24, 2014

The new Codiga Resource Recovery Center at Stanford will accelerate commercial development of promising technologies for recovery of clear water and energy from wastewater.

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Battle of the 'bots – a springtime rite of passage for Stanford mechanical engineering students

Friday, March 21, 2014

Mechanical engineering students built robots and put them to the test in the final project for Introduction to Mechatronics.

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Stanford engineers make flexible carbon nanotube circuits more reliable and efficient

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Researchers invent a process to 'dope' carbon filaments with an additive to improve their electronic performance, paving the way for digital devices that bend.

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Stanford researchers survey protein family that helps the brain form synapses

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Groundbreaking study finds hundreds of variants of neurexin proteins, offering new evidence linking these differences to complex brain functions and disorders like autism.

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Animatronic design challenge takes to the water

Monday, March 17, 2014

Stanford mechanical engineering students demonstrate their autonomous, battery-powered waterfowl.

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Stanford lab yields new privacy-based social network

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

With rising public interest in what developers refer to as the "privacy economy," a new app allows users to control their personal data.

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Stanford students show that phone record surveillance can yield vast amounts of information

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Two computer science graduate students have found that the NSA's mass collection of phone records can yield much more information about people's private lives than the U.S. government claims.

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Stanford professor shapes safety specs for next-generation aircraft

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fu-Kuo Chang, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics, led an international effort to build sensors into the skin and bones of planes, creating a “nervous system” to continuously monitor their structural health.

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Mechanical engineer helps eye doctors turn smart phone into diagnostic tool

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In this interdisciplinary project, graduate student Alexandre Jais turned out quick prototypes on his 3D printer at home.

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Stanford to offer new undergraduate majors integrating humanities, computer science

Friday, March 7, 2014

Faculty Senate approves two "joint majors" on a pilot basis, bringing computer science together with English and music. More joint proposals are expected.

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Stanford engineers brave the 'vomit comet' to improve astronauts' heart health

Friday, March 7, 2014

When humans go into space, the reduced gravity can weaken the heart's ability to pump hard in response to a crisis. Stanford student researchers are developing a simple device to monitor an astronaut's heart function, and have flown in near-zero gravity to show that it works.

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Manu Prakash's 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Foldscope is a fully functional microscope that can be laser- or die-cut out of paper for about 50 cents.

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Stanford researchers create a new technique to study how we inherit disease

Thursday, March 6, 2014

By sequencing the DNA of the offspring, scientists can now determine which traits came from each parent during the gene-shuffling process of fertilization.

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Newly discovered catalyst could lead to the low-cost, clean production of methanol, scientists say

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Scientists from Stanford, SLAC and Denmark have created a new nickel-gallium catalyst that could some day be used to convert hydrogen and carbon dioxide emissions into methanol, an important industrial chemical and potential fuel.

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Silicon Valley women star in video series urging young women to study computing

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Produced by female undergraduates at Stanford, the she++ Video Library is meant to inspire young women to pursue careers in technology.

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Michael Levitt to offer first public seminar since being awarded the Nobel Prize

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Stanford professor will speak about the “Birth & Future of Multi-Scale Modeling of Macromolecules” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 in Building 320, Room 105.

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Stanford engineers create a software tool to reduce the cost of cloud computing

Friday, February 28, 2014

Just as Netflix uses an algorithm to recommend movies we ought to see, their system suggests how to use computing resources at data centers more efficiently.

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