electronics and photonics News
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.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The Marconi Prize is awarded each year to recognize major advances in the communications field that benefit humanity.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
An experimental semiconductor material could store data in a new way that minimizes the generation of heat.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
By focusing on structures that are infinitesimally small, a prolific engineer initiates a series of very big things.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
A team of engineers obtain a first look inside phase-changing nanoparticles and find that their structure significantly influences performance.
Friday, April 22, 2016
A team of engineers explore how a new kind of wearable electronics could restore sensation to people with prosthetic limbs.
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.
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.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
A groundbreaking algorithm from Martin Hellman and Whitfield Diffie enabled a secure Internet.
Friday, February 26, 2016
An unexpected finding by a team of engineers could lead to a revolutionary change in how we produce, store and consume energy.
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.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
An engineer designs computers that let us think with our hands.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
A new study shows how harnessing the quantum properties of light can create a transmission technology impervious to eavesdropping.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Stanford researchers have invented a lithium-ion battery that turns on and off depending on the temperature. The new technology could prevent battery fires that have plagued laptops, hoverboards and other electronic devices.
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Stanford scientists and an international research group receive funding to advance solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single-fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much-sought-after instruments fourfold over existing designs. The advance could lead to an era of needle-thin, minimally invasive endoscopes able to view features out of reach of today’s instruments.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Professor of Electrical Engineering will develop new reflective coatings to help cool buildings and cars.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A team of Stanford chemists and engineers has created the first synthetic material that is both sensitive to touch and capable of healing itself quickly and repeatedly at room temperature. The advance could lead to smarter prosthetics or more resilient personal electronics that repair themselves.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Stanford researchers in physics and engineering have demonstrated a device that produces a synthetic magnetism to exert virtual force on photons similar to the effect of magnets on electrons. The advance could yield a new class of nanoscale applications that use light instead of electricity.