Science and Technology6.13.13
Robotics students put their programming chops to work by teaching robots to play golf, stack dominoes and swat balloons.
Thanks to scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, audiences can hear a 200-year-old opera by composer Luigi Cherubini in full for the first time in centuries.
Clay wall sculptures, etchings and acrylics, inspired by images of the human brain, make up a new art installation at the Stanford Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging.
Stanford scientists have noted acoustic characteristics of the 2011 Japan quake that indicated it would cause a large tsunami, offering hope for a warning system.
Stanford scientists have created a zinc-air battery that could become a low-cost alternative to lithium-ion technology.
A new Stanford-led report suggests that calls to lift protection for Hawaiian green sea turtles may be premature.
California Gov. Jerry Brown accepted a consensus statement signed by 520 scientists, including 48 from Stanford, that sounds the alarm on climate change and offers recommendations for solving global environmental challenges.
Stanford physicists have created a new method of producing coherent matter beams. The new low-power laser system could one day be used in everything from consumer goods to quantum computers.
Stanford engineers have developed a synthetic nanoparticle to be used in water purification that, unlike its peers, can be quickly and completely removed magnetically after it does its job disinfecting, depolluting and desalinating contaminated water.
The African clawed frog, which were brought to the U.S. a century ago, harbor a fungal infection that is decimating amphibian populations worldwide, according to a School of Medicine study of these frogs in California.
The researchers used a diamond anvil cell to squeeze iron at pressures as high as 3 million times that felt at sea level to recreate conditions at the center of Earth. The findings could refine theories of how the planet and its core evolved.
Biologist Deborah M. Gordon's decades-long study of the collective behavior of harvester ant colonies has provided a rare real-time look at natural selection at work.
Stanford professor and former NASA official explains how NASA might revive the Kepler space telescope
Consulting Professor Scott Hubbard helped guide the Kepler mission when he served as director of NASA Ames Research Center. He explains how NASA might bring the planet-hunting spacecraft back online.
Engineers combine layers of flexible materials into pressure sensors to create a wearable heart monitor thinner than a dollar bill. The skin-like device could one day provide doctors with a safer way to check the condition of a patient's heart.
In the past 40 years, research conducted at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve has transformed fundamental ecology science. Now, interdisciplinary studies are providing more guidance than ever on how to help conserve the planet.