Electrical Engineering News
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Research revealing the neural basis for why learning new tasks can be difficult could lead to improved therapies for stroke and other brain injuries.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Siegman International School on Lasers, named in honor of a deceased Stanford engineer who was a colossus in this important field, completes its inaugural session.
Stanford Engineering student wins international competition for efforts to miniaturize ultrasound device
Thursday, August 14, 2014
PhD candidate in electrical engineering says encouragement from his advisor helped propel him toward $10,000 cash prize.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
By adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to the surface of ordinary solar cells, a team of researchers led by Professor Shanhui Fan has found a way for the cells to shed unwanted thermal radiation.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Shaped by his youth in war-torn China, Chang immigrated to the United States after World War II, earned a doctorate at Stanford and twice transformed the semiconductor industry.
Monday, May 19, 2014
A wireless system developed by Assistant Professor Ada Poon uses the same power as a cell phone to safely transmit energy to chips the size of a grain of rice. The technology paves the way for new "electroceutical" devices to treat illness or alleviate pain.
Stanford Engineering and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism announce Magic Grants to transform the world of media
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Grants will fund eight groups of students, faculty and post-docs to develop media technologies that could transform how stories are discovered and told.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
In the quest to reduce solar energy costs, Stanford engineers survey how researchers are trying to get more bang per buck inside the silicon crystals where light meets matter to make energy.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Our brains have billions of neurons grouped into different regions. These regions often work alone but sometimes must join forces. How do regions communicate selectively?
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Recording the neural activity of monkeys as they plan to reach, or just react, will help engineers design better brain-controlled prosthetic limbs.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Computer scientist Pat Hanrahan shares this latest honor with two of his former students who now work for Google; the trio created tools for making computer-generated films such as “Avatar” and “Monsters University” more realistic.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Engineering alums Ankit Gupta and Akshay Kothari developed mobile news aggregation app Pulse as Stanford students.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
By making digital versions of real-world science experiments available to anyone on the Internet, Stanford Professor Lambertus Hesselink has developed a new approach to integrating laboratory experience with massive online science courses.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Just as flash memory once replaced hard disk drives to make smart phones possible, this new RRAM chip could lead to even smaller, smarter gizmos as well as new types of electronic devices that simply aren’t possible today.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
A Nobel Prize winner, Google's founders, the first American woman in space and others honored for their contributions to technology and society.
Stanford researchers surprised to find how neural circuits zero in on the specific information needed for decisions
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Using brain recordings and a computer model, an interdisciplinary team confounds the conventional wisdom about how the brain sorts out relevant versus irrelevant sensory inputs in making choices.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Research could aid development of more energy-efficient electronic devices.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Stanford's first-ever entry in the Department of Energy-sponsored green building competition finished in fifth place, the top team among California-based competitors, and placed among the top five teams in six of the 10 judging categories.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Using heat-resistant ceramics, researchers have made a significant advance in thermophotovoltaics, creating electricity from heat.