Electrical Engineering News
Thursday, February 11, 2016
An engineer designs computers that let us think with our hands.
Meet "Hedgehog": Your tour guide to asteroids, comets and other things that whirl around the solar system
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
A team of engineers builds a cube-like rover for exploration in some of the most extreme conditions in space.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
A new study shows how harnessing the quantum properties of light can create a transmission technology impervious to eavesdropping.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Researchers have developed a new way to use atomic force microscopy to rapidly measure the mechanical properties of cells at the nanometer scale, an advance that could pave the way for better understanding immune disorders and cancer.
Stanford-led skyscraper-style chip design could boost electronic performance by factor of a thousand
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
In modern computer systems, processor and memory chips are laid out like single-story structures in a suburb. But suburban layouts waste time and energy. A new skyscraper-like design, based on materials more advanced than silicon, provides the next computing platform.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
El Gamal is noted for contributions to network multi-user information theory and for impact on programmable circuit architectures
Monday, November 9, 2015
A new technology has promise to safely find buried plastic explosives and maybe even spot fast-growing tumors. The technique involves the clever interplay of microwaves and ultrasound to develop a detector like the Star Trek tricorder.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Only an atom thick, graphene is a key ingredient in three Stanford projects to create data storage technologies that use nanomaterials other than standard silicon.
Monday, September 21, 2015
The hotter solar cells become, the less efficient they are at converting sunlight to electricity, a problem that has long vexed the solar industry. Now, Stanford engineers have developed a transparent overlay that increases efficiency by cooling the cells even in full sunlight.
Monday, August 17, 2015
A blue glowing device the size of a peppercorn can activate neurons of the brain, spinal cord or limbs in mice and is powered wirelessly using the mouse's own body to transfer energy. Developed by a Stanford Bio-X team, the device is the first to deliver optogenetic nerve stimulation in a fully implantable format.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Assistant Professor Gordon Wetzstein's new Stanford Computational Imaging Group has developed a light-field stereoscope that creates a dramatically more natural virtual reality experience than what is present in today's leading headsets.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Years of work have yielded a technique that continuously corrects brain readings to give people with spinal cord injuries a more precise way to tap out commands by using a thought-controlled cursor. A pilot clinical trial for human use is underway.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Building on the success of its first year, the Innovation Transfer Program at the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy is financially supporting 11 new teams composed mostly of Stanford students and recent graduates trying to put university research to work.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Professor of electrical engineering and computer science honored for work on Quick Error Detection technology.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Each new technology has earned more than $5 million in royalties for Stanford. The 27 new prolific inventors, including several engineers, have invented at least seven technologies that have generated over $500,000.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Electrical engineering students honored for outstanding teaching among TA's in the schools of humanities and sciences, earth sciences, and engineering.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Inside each chip are millions of tiny wires to transport data; wrapping them in a protective layer of graphene could boost speeds by 30 percent.
Stanford engineers discover the limitation of a popular technique for one-way optical data transmission on computer chips
Monday, June 8, 2015
Backward leakage of light beams constrains ability to keep optical information flowing in only one direction, research shows.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Light can transmit more data while consuming far less power than electricity, and an engineering feat brings optical data transport closer to replacing wires.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The funding will aid Shenoy’s efforts to develop brain-machine interfaces and allow Wysocka to continue exploring the earliest steps of human development.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
A new algorithm enables a moment-by-moment analysis of brain activity each time a laboratory monkey reaches this way or that during an experiment. It's like reading the monkey's mind.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Hoff led the team of engineers that produced the revolutionary Intel 4004 microprocessor in 1971.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Professor of computer science and electrical engineering is named 2015-2016 Athena Lecturer for launching new research areas in the database field.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Assistant professors Amin Arbabian, Michael Lepech, Marco Pavone, Manu Prakash and Sindy Tang awarded grants to help promising junior faculty pursue outstanding research while also improving education.