Stanford mechanical engineering students demonstrate their autonomous, battery-powered waterfowl.
If it paddles like a duck, glides like a duck and moves its head, wings or tail feathers like a duck, it must be an entry in Stanford Engineering’s duck-amatronics event.
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In this interdisciplinary project, graduate student Alexandre Jais turned out quick prototypes on his 3D printer at home.
Stanford engineers love to solve real world problems, and one recent example of this arises from a story about how researchers at Stanford Medical School turned a smartphone into an inexpensive tool for doing eye examinations in the field.
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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.
The human heart was not meant to pump in space.
Early astronauts in the Apollo program performed every conceivable physical test to ensure that they were each at the pinnacle of human fitness. And yet, when they returned to Earth after just a few days in space, they felt dizzy when standing and tests showed that each beat of their heart pumped less blood than it had before the mission.
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Scaling Products in Low-Income Markets
March 6, 2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wallenberg Theater, Wallenberg Hall
Open to the public, No RSVP required
Krista Donaldson - CEO at D-Rev
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Shedding a light on pain: A technique developed by Stanford bioengineers could lead to new treatments
Stanford researchers have developed mice whose sensitivity to pain can be dialed up or down by shining light on their paws. The research could help scientists understand and eventually treat chronic pain in humans.
The mice in Scott Delp's lab, unlike their human counterparts, can get pain relief from the glow of a yellow light.
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Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence: TIRF Geometries for Microscopy and Spectroscopy. TIRF Applications for Cell Biology, Molecular Diagnostics, Real-time Microarrays, and Nanoengineering
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Xiaolin Zheng, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, is cited for her work developing peel-and-stick solar panels.
Xiaolin Zheng, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers for her work developing “solar stickers,” flexible, decal-like solar panels that can be peeled off like Band-Aids and stuck to virtually any surface, from papers to window panes.
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Stanford engineers are driven to change the world, and 2013 was no exception. Stanford Engineering faculty and students blazed new trails in energy, nanotechnology, bioengineering, education and many other fields.
The Stanford School of Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, turning big ideas into solutions that have improved people’s lives across the globe. Our mission is to seek solutions to important global problems and educate leaders who will make the world a better place by using the power of engineering principles, techniques and systems.
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A Nobel Prize winner, Google's founders, the first American woman in space and others honored for their contributions to technology and society.
A Nobel Prize winner, the founders of Google and the first American woman in space are among the six people selected as this year's Stanford Engineering Heroes, an honor recognizing those who have advanced the course of human, social and economic progress through engineering and science.
The six, who have worldwide reputations as innovators and leaders, represent a diversity of fields ranging from aeronautics to economics to electrical engineering.
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