Science and Technology4.15.14
Increasing tigers' genetic diversity – via interbreeding and other methods – and not just their population numbers may be the best solution to saving this endangered species, according to Stanford research.
A new model for solar farms that "co-locates" crops and solar panels could result in a harvest of valuable biofuel plants along with solar energy. Field tests are the next step.
The new technique offers an alternative to conventional ethanol produced from corn, sugar cane and other crops.
Manu Prakash won a contest to develop the 21st-century chemistry set. His version, based on a toy music box, is small, robust, programmable and costs $5.
An enterprising team of Stanford students has designed a low-cost, solar-powered home that could lead the home-building industry to a more sustainable future and guide homeowners toward greener behavior.
Stanford engineers have developed what could be the next big thing in interactive gaming: handheld game controllers that measure the player's physiology and alter the gameplay to make it more engaging.
Researchers can forecast the ultimate popularity of a Facebook photo by watching how fast it is shared.
Drawing from Einstein's collected papers, Stanford philosophy Professor Thomas Ryckman exonerates the theoretician from charges of senility and shows how physics is ultimately indebted to philosophy.
Stanford's Chris Field has spent five years leading a team of international scientists as they prepared a major United Nations report on the world's climate. The hours were long, the company was good and the science is crucial.
Stanford scientists discover a protein in nerves that determines which brain connections stay and which go
A protein once thought to exclusively work in the immune system turns out to be critical in the developing brain. The discovery by Stanford Bio-X scientists helps explain how the brain prunes back unused connections early in life.
Students learning English benefit more in two-language instructional programs than English immersion, Stanford research finds
A partnership between the Stanford Graduate School of Education and San Francisco Unified School District examines the merits of four approaches to teaching English language learners.
The new Codiga Resource Recovery Center at Stanford will accelerate commercial development of promising technologies for recovery of clear water and energy from wastewater.
After weeks of lectures, students in Introduction to Mechatronics face a final project like none other: Build a robot from scratch and put it to battle.
Today's wind industry, even with the necessary batteries and other grid-scale storage, is energetically sustainable, Stanford scientists say.
Biology researcher joins with other scientists to chart intensive fishing's collateral damage. Accidental entanglement in fishing gear is the single biggest threat to some species.