Science and Technology3.7.14
When humans go into space, the reduced gravity can weaken the heart's ability to pump hard in response to a crisis. Stanford student researchers are developing a simple device to monitor an astronaut's heart function, and have flown in near-zero-gravity to show that it works.
Stanford's Folding@home project, run by Vijay Pande, has tapped the processing power of 200,000 computers to simulate the structure of a protein that allows cancer cells to run amok. The work could assist the design of new drugs that specifically target this protein, thereby minimizing the side effects of cancer treatment.
Successful Silicon Valley women star in Stanford video series urging young women to get into computing
Produced by female undergraduates at Stanford, the she++ Video Library is meant to inspire young women to study for careers in computer science.
Recipient of numerous awards, theoretical physicist Sir Michael Berry uncovers hidden connections between physics and mathematics – and levitating frogs.
Scientists at Stanford and Denmark say a new nickel-gallium catalyst converts hydrogen and carbon dioxide into methanol, a key ingredient in plastics, adhesives and other products.
Just as Netflix uses an algorithm to recommend movies we ought to see, new software offers by-the-moment advice to server-farm computers on how to efficiently share the workload.
Using measurements and computer simulations, researchers in environmental Earth system science seek an answer to the question: Is climate change behind the state's dry spell?
Computer simulations by Professor Mark Z. Jacobson have shown that offshore wind farms with thousands of wind turbines could have sapped the power of three real-life hurricanes, significantly decreasing their winds and accompanying storm surge.
A team of Stanford Bio-X scientists has found the secret to how nerves withstand the wear and tear of bending joints and moving tissues: an elastic-like protein matrix that keeps them resilient.
Online interactive map reveals the optimal wind, solar and water energy resources in each state.
Astrophysicist John Carlstrom will talk about his research at the South Pole, where he peers back into time to study "fossil light" from the beginnings of the universe.
Innovative online course connects participants around the world to build creative problem-solving skills through the lens of music.
A team of Bio-X researchers at Stanford has developed mice whose sensitivity to pain can be dialed up or down by shining light on their paws.
A Stanford study has found that ticks infected with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease and a newly identified human pathogen are widespread in the San Francisco Bay Area.
While studying the impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on tuna, a research team led by Barbara Block, a professor of marine sciences, discovered that crude oil interrupts a cellular pathway that allows fish heart cells to beat effectively.