Electrical Engineering News

Your phone may reveal more about you than you think

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In work that could help inform policies for government surveillance and consumer data privacy, researchers show that telephone metadata can reveal a surprising amount of personal detail.

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Rethinking one of medicine’s trusty staples: the urinary dipstick

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A low-cost, portable system that uses this trusty test strip could let patients get accurate urinalysis results at home, potentially easing the workload of primary care physicians.

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​Innovations in medical imaging are reshaping the war against cancer

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

​A biologist discusses an advanced imaging technique that can help detect early-stage tumors and guide surgeons with precision.

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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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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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​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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​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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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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The body's biggest defender may one day be smaller than you think

Friday, March 18, 2016

A group of researchers shows how nanomedicine is changing the path of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Musical training gives Stanford engineers a creative lift

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A fellowship offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Friends of Music at Stanford provides music lessons to engineering students.

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How hospitals avoid penalties for making patients sick

Monday, March 14, 2016

A team of scholars say lax reporting requirements make it easier to change records.

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On the road to a safer driving experience

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

By testing the physical limits of speeding cars, a group of engineers hope to develop safer autonomous driving systems.

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Martin Hellman: Finding the truth is more important than getting your way

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

An inventor of public key cryptography explains why listening is the key to solving problems — in one's personal life and everywhere else.

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Stanford cryptography pioneers win the ACM 2015 A.M. Turing Award

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A groundbreaking algorithm from Martin Hellman and Whitfield Diffie enabled a secure Internet.

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Pioneering Stanford computer researcher and educator Edward McCluskey dies

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The professor emeritus who paved the way for everything from complex chips to crash-proof computers, and who trained 75 PhDs, also loved quirky hats and nature.

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The National Academy of Engineering elects four new Stanford faculty members

Friday, February 12, 2016

Three engineers and a biochemist are selected for the field’s highest professional honor.

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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.

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A group of scholars look to early 20th century radio technology to help improve Internet security

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A new study shows how harnessing the quantum properties of light can create a transmission technology impervious to eavesdropping.

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New microscopy technique maps mechanical properties of living cells

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.

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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.

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Electrical Engineering Chair Abbas El Gamal receives 2016 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal

Thursday, December 3, 2015

El Gamal is noted for contributions to network multi-user information theory and for impact on programmable circuit architectures

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New 'tricorder' technology might be able to 'hear' tumors growing

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.

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