News & Updates

​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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​Can computer science help light up the world with knowledge?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

A team of engineers and scientists develop tools to create more Wikipedia articles in more languages.

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​John Hennessy: Great leadership can be learned

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Stanford University President John Hennessy offers his take on important leadership qualities, Silicon Valley, and the future of higher education.​

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​Ada Poon: How miniaturized electronic devices can be used as medical therapeutics

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

​Inspired by personal experience, an engineer pioneers the development of ‘electroceuticals’ that can dispense treatments or monitor functions deep inside the body.

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​Shan Wang: How magnetic nanoparticles can be used as medical sensors

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A team of researchers tracks disease the way naturalists track animals in the wild.

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How could we use the tiniest specs of diamonds?

Monday, April 11, 2016

Extracting nanodiamonds from crude oil could help produce next-generation tools for imaging and communications.

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Meet the Makers

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

In the Stanford Product Realization Lab, students get back in touch with the process of making and building things.

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Kathleen Eisenhardt: Simplifying makes teams more effective

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

​A professor of management science and engineering says following a simple set of rules can help bring clarity to chaos.

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How do we prevent cancer’s spread?

Friday, April 1, 2016

A team of researchers develop an experimental therapy to treat metastatic cancer.

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James Freeman: Subtle notes of coffee and philosophy

Friday, April 1, 2016

Blue Bottle CEO James Freeman draws on his former life as a musician and his love of philosophy to deliver a unique coffee experience.

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What will the batteries and electronics of the future look like?

Thursday, March 31, 2016

A team of researchers peer deep into materials with ultrafast science.

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Could a new catalyst use sunlight to efficiently extract hydrogen from water?

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hydrogen powered vehicles offer a clean alternative to running cars with fossil fuels. This chemical engineering discovery brings that closer to reality.

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Minnie Ingersoll: A drive to disrupt

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Shift COO Minnie Ingersoll explains how the company is bringing trust and simplicity to the used car market.

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