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​Zhenan Bao: On a quest to develop artificial skin

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A team of engineers explore how a new kind of wearable electronics could restore sensation to people with prosthetic limbs.

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A team of engineers explore how a new kind of wearable electronics could restore sensation to people with prosthetic limbs.

Can we build better prostheses? | REUTERS/Mary Schwalm

Last modified Fri, 22 Apr, 2016 at 13:57

​Shan Wang: How magnetic nanoparticles can be used as medical sensors

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A team of researchers tracks disease the way naturalists track animals in the wild.

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A team of researchers tracks disease the way naturalists track animals in the wild.

A time-lapse image shows the trajectories of tumor cells (green) after being stained with fluorescent dyes and labeled with magnetic nanoparticles. | Image courtesy of R. J. Wilson, C.M. Earhart and S. X. Wang

Last modified Tue, 12 Apr, 2016 at 16:55

What will the batteries and electronics of the future look like?

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A team of researchers peer deep into materials with ultrafast science.

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A team of researchers peer deep into materials with ultrafast science.

Visualizing the properties of nanoscale materials at ultrafast time scales | Photo courtesy of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Last modified Thu, 31 Mar, 2016 at 16:42

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

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

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

T lymphocytes and cancer cell | iStock/luismmolina

Last modified Fri, 18 Mar, 2016 at 13:50

Can large-scale solar power storage become a reality?

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An unexpected finding by a team of engineers could lead to a revolutionary change in how we produce, store and consume energy.

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Can large-scale solar power storage become a reality?
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An unexpected finding by a team of engineers could lead to a revolutionary change in how we produce, store and consume energy.

The solar energy of the past? | Reuters/Stringer

Last modified Tue, 22 Mar, 2016 at 14:04

MEET THE MAKERS Winter 2016 Student Showcase

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9:30 am
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Atrium, Peterson Building 550, Stanford  Map

 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016. 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Last modified Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 at 16:33

Meet "Hedgehog": Your tour guide to asteroids, comets and other things that whirl around the solar system

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A team of engineers builds a cube-like rover for exploration in some of the most extreme conditions in space.

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Robotic hedgehog will hop, flip, explore
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Engineers build cube-like rover for extreme conditions in space

Your best guess is that the landscape is as inhospitable as it gets: an irregular range of sharp boulders and loose rubble piles strewn among jagged crevasses and deep troughs of dust. But then again, it’s just a guess because no one’s ever actually seen this landscape up close. Now imagine that you need to send a robot across that landscape, from a perch at the lip of a steep crater to the edge of an ice-encrusted hole 1,000 meters away. And imagine that gravity is a tiny fraction of what we have on Earth.

Last modified Thu, 18 Feb, 2016 at 10:27

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

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

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Properties of light can create transmission technology impervious to eavesdropping

Imagine communicating with your bank, the IRS or your doctor by way of an Internet that was perfectly secure. Your most private data would be protected with absolute certainty and, better yet, if any bad actor were to try to eavesdrop you would know immediately. Such is the promise of secure quantum communication. 

Last modified Thu, 18 Feb, 2016 at 10:31

Oleg D. Sherby, professor of materials science and engineering, dies at 90

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Hailed for the discovery of superplastic steel, Sherby was a professor at Stanford for 30 years. He was known on campus for his affable manner and for organizing volleyball matches and poker games.

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Oleg Sherby, materials science professor emeritus who discovered superplastic steel dies at age 90

Oleg Dimitri Sherby, a professor emeritus at Stanford best known for his discovery of superplastic steel, died Nov. 9 at his home in Menlo Park. He was 90 years old.

Last modified Wed, 13 Jan, 2016 at 12:24