Stanford began operating an innovative new system that will make it one of the world's most energy-efficient universities. The comprehensive new system incorporates solar power and heat recovery to allow the university to cut emissions by 68 percent and fossil fuel use by 65 percent.
Corporate leaders and government agencies must work together more closely to safeguard computer networks from cyber attacks, President Barack Obama said at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection.
TEDxStanford has become one of the hottest tickets on campus. Now in its fourth year, the annual performance event sold out in less than 10 minutes when tickets went on sale in April. From complex discussions to thought-provoking performances of classical music, the conference was a rich experience for all.
At the end of her daylong visit to Stanford, Oprah Winfrey, who has worked for nearly 30 years to empower, enlighten and inspire people to live their best lives, delivered "Harry's Last Lecture on a Meaningful Life."
The Cantor Arts Center announced the acquisition of a painting by Edward Hopper, New York Corner, 1913. One of Hopper's early paintings, the oil on canvas heralded the artist's influential career and prominence as one of America's great realist painters.
Bioengineer Manu Prakash and his students have developed a synchronous computer that operates using the unique physics of moving water droplets. Their goal is to design a new class of computers that can precisely control and manipulate physical matter.
An instrument designed at Stanford was on board NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which soared past Pluto on July 14. Designed to measure the frozen world's atmosphere and surface, it will deliver data to the Stanford researchers.
It typically takes a year to produce hydrocodone from plants, but Stanford researchers have genetically modified yeast to make it in just a few days. The technique could lower drug costs and lead to new treatments.
Stanford engineers created a plastic skin-like material that detects pressure and delivers a signal directly to a living brain cell. The work takes a big step toward adding a sense of touch to prosthetic limbs.
Christopher Ré, an assistant professor of computer science, has been awarded a "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He was recognized for his work in developing a data-inference system that analyzes data with a high degree of certainty.