Science and Technology8.28.14
Research by Stephen Ryu and colleagues reveals the neural basis for why learning new tasks can be difficult, and could lead to improved therapies for stroke and other brain injuries.
Building a solar car is one way Stanford students and researchers are developing next-generation energy sources and improving efficiency.
The Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE) program brings students from smaller liberal arts colleges, minority-serving institutions or underserved backgrounds to Stanford for a summer of earth science research and graduate school preparation.
Stanford geophysicist discusses what last weekend's earthquakes mean for future seismic activity in the Bay Area
Large earthquakes occurred much more frequently in the Bay Area during the 19th century, says geophysicist Greg Beroza. The recent magnitude 6.0 quake in Napa was a reminder to stay ready for the big one.
Lowering internal eye pressure is currently the only way to treat glaucoma. A tiny eye implant developed by Stephen Quake's lab could pair with a smartphone to improve the way doctors measure and lower a patient's eye pressure.
Stanford Assistant Professor Michael Bernstein and graduate student Alexandra To are working on a system that dynamically assembles and manages paid online experts. These "flash teams" advance a vision of expert crowd work that accomplishes complex, interdependent goals such as engineering and design.
A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to creating yeast that makes palliative medicines in stainless steel vats.
Hongjie Dai and colleagues have developed a cheap, emissions-free device that uses a 1.5-volt battery to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen gas could be used to power fuel cells in zero-emissions vehicles.
In an interdisciplinary study of "the science of the mind," students examine the human-computer relationship, and how to design technology that works well with users.
Unique engineering course draws students from across campus with its hands-on approach to creating pilotless aircraft.
Persis Drell is the first scientist to choose the summer reading list for incoming freshmen and transfers. The books' diversity of styles and approaches to science were picked to appeal to students' wide interests.
An international team of researchers that included a Stanford scientist used digital tagging technology to study the unique feeding habits of Antarctic minke whales.
New Stanford research shows that bivalves can cleanse streams, rivers and lakes of potentially harmful chemicals that treatment plants can't fully remove.
Little is known how comic book superheroes Captain America and the Incredible Hulk got their superpowers. Stanford biologist Sebastian Alvarado has the answer: epigenetics.
A team of Stanford scientists has developed an entirely non-invasive technique that provides a view of blood flow in the brain.