Science and Technology
Stanford engineers build cube-like rover for exploration of asteroids, comets
Dubbed "Hedgehog," the hopping, whirling robot is designed for extreme environments and low levels of gravity.
Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project awards $7.6 million for energy research
GCEP is funding innovative energy research at Stanford and three other universities.
Human culture, not smarts, may have overwhelmed Neanderthals, say Stanford researchers
New mathematical model suggests that our higher level of cultural organization may have allowed us to prevail.
Stanford scientists uncover neural pathway responsible for opioid withdrawal
Stanford researchers manipulated the brains of morphine-addicted mice and allowed the animals to overcome withdrawal symptoms. The finding could offer a new approach to quieting symptoms that often lead to recurring drug use.
Stanford's interdisciplinary approach fuels critical advances in research
A culture of collaboration drives innovative discoveries in areas vital to our world, our health and our intellectual life.
Stanford engineers have good news for Stephen Colbert: It is plausible to climb like Spider-Man
By using a novel controllable adhesive system, a Stanford engineer shows that a person can scale a glass wall just like Spidey.
Stanford scholars look to 1930s radio technology to help improve Internet security
A new study shows how harnessing the quantum properties of light can create a transmission technology impervious to eavesdropping.
Stanford experts reveal latest Doomsday Clock estimate
The world remains perilously close to a nuclear disaster or catastrophic climate change that could devastate humanity.
Stanford scientists discover how Pangea helped make coal
The same geologic forces that helped stitch the supercontinent Pangea together also helped form the ancient coal beds that powered the Industrial Revolution.
Buried nuclear waste risky, say Stanford experts
Radioactive material from the laboratories that design America's nuclear weapons will have to be buried and kept away from humans for at least 10,000 years. But three Stanford experts say the safety analysis of this project needs to be revised to reflect new strategies that aim to substantially increase the amounts of plutonium to be disposed of.
Stanford researcher creates method to measure resource tradeoffs in times of drought
A new computer model developed by a Stanford scientist can be used by resource managers around the world to weigh food and energy tradeoffs when water is scarce.
Freshwater vulnerability threatens developing nations' stability, Stanford researchers find
An analysis of 119 low-income countries finds common challenges that could inform broad solutions.
New Stanford battery shuts down at high temperatures and restarts when it cools
Stanford researchers have invented a lithium-ion battery that could prevent battery fires that have plagued laptops, hoverboards and other electronic devices.
Oleg D. Sherby, professor of materials science and engineering, dies at 90
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.
What does the great engineering school of the future look like?
Stanford School of Engineering charts a vision for the future across three critical areas: research, education and culture.