Science and Technology12.6.13
Stanford Professor Lambertus Hesselink makes digital versions of real-world science experiments available to anyone on the Internet.
A Nobel Prize winner, the founders of Google and the first U.S. woman in space are among the six people selected as this year’s heroes of engineering.
Stanford researchers have received Bio-X funding to develop a tiny moving probe to study the mechanical properties of sensory cells in the ear.
Researchers from Stanford's Woods Institute believe little crustacean could play big part in stopping spread of parasitic infection in Africa.
A Stanford study highlights the critical importance of strong technical skills in launching tech ventures, casting doubt on the conventional wisdom that a founding team with diverse business skills is the best approach.
New analysis indicates that previous studies underestimated emissions from human activity, particularly cattle farming and fossil fuel production.
Stanford physicists analyzing the brightest gamma ray burst ever measured suggest that its never-before-seen features could call for a rewrite of current theories.
A new study by Stanford scientists overturns a widely held explanation for how organic photovoltaics turn sunlight into electricity.
A team of Stanford and SLAC scientists has made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices.
The director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford is tapped by President Obama to oversee energy and science research programs in the U.S. Department of Energy.
The new device uses light to split water into oxygen and hydrogen, a clean-burning fuel that can be used to generate electricity on demand.
The Bright Award will be given annually to an unheralded individual who has made significant contributions to global conservation efforts. The inaugural prize recognizes Tasso Azevedo, a forestry manager in Brazil.
The sun's magnetic field is poised to reverse its polarity. The effects of the event, which occurs every 11 years, will ripple throughout the solar system and be closely monitored by Stanford solar physicists.
Stanford researchers surprised to find how neural circuits zero in on the specific information needed for decisions
Using brain recordings and a computer model, an interdisciplinary team confounds the conventional wisdom about how the brain sorts out relevant versus irrelevant sensory inputs in making choices.
David Kelley, founder of the d.school, along with his brother and collaborator, Tom, say that humans are inherently creative and can gain creative confidence through "design thinking."