Science and Technology12.19.14
Thanks to new Stanford research, an affordable, easy-to-implement system can provide significantly more accurate information on coastal water contamination to better protect public health.
Enzymes are crucial for assisting virtually all biological processes, but there has been little consensus on how they work. Steven Boxer and his students have found that the electrostatic field within an enzyme accounts for the lion's share of its success.
Stanford University will lead a 100-year effort to study the long-term implications of artificial intelligence in all aspects of life.
Stanford researchers are building layers of logic and memory into skyscraper chips that are smaller, faster, cheaper – and taller.
Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded eight seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
Stanford students get their hands dirty designing and rebuilding a truck to serve the specific needs of San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation.
Daniel Swain said the upcoming rainstorms – among the largest in recent years – will provide a respite to California's drought, by far the state's most intense in the historical record.
After a yearlong delay, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Lynn Orr as under secretary for science and energy in the U.S. Department of Energy.
An ambitious experiment led by Stanford geophysicist Rosemary Knight is designed to determine the extent of ocean saltwater intrusion into underground freshwater in the Monterey Bay region.
The new four-part iBooks Textbook series, Clue into Climate, and an accompanying iTunes U course can be downloaded for free on iPad.
A powerful new software program provides more effective accounting of the impacts of development projects and offers possible remedies to the ecological damage they cause.
Using a new algorithm, Stanford engineers can design and build a prism-like silicon structure that can bend light at right angles. The goal is to transmit data faster and more efficiently via optical rather than electrical signals.
Mae Jemison participates in "Imagining the Universe," a yearlong series of events that includes speakers, performances and an exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center.
A new ultrathin multilayered material can cool buildings without air conditioning by radiating warmth from inside the buildings into space while also reflecting sunlight to reduce incoming heat.
An interdisciplinary team of scientists has convened to map the origins of mental illnesses in the brain and develop noninvasive technologies to treat the conditions.