Science and Technology8.18.14
Unique engineering course draws students from across campus with its hands-on approach to creating pilotless aircraft.
Persis Drell is the first scientist to choose the summer reading list for incoming freshmen and transfers. The books' diversity of styles and approaches to science were picked to appeal to students' wide interests.
An international team of researchers that included a Stanford scientist used digital tagging technology to study the unique feeding habits of Antarctic minke whales.
New Stanford research shows that bivalves can cleanse streams, rivers and lakes of potentially harmful chemicals that treatment plants can't fully remove.
Little is known how comic book superheroes Captain America and the Incredible Hulk got their superpowers. Stanford biologist Sebastian Alvarado has the answer: epigenetics.
A team of Stanford scientists has developed an entirely non-invasive technique that provides a view of blood flow in the brain.
A bioengineering team builds molecular motors to further the study of cell function. Component DNA is drawn from very different organisms.
Stanford professor’s calculations indicate that wildfires and other types of fires involving plant matter play a much bigger role in climate change and human health than previously thought.
New website, with interactive graphics, illustrates problems caused by California's over-tapped aquifers.
Instead of simply concentrating conservation efforts on threatened species, resource managers and policymakers should consider ecosystem-wide impacts, study's authors write.
A quantitative analysis of hummingbird wings shows that they generate lift more efficiently than the best micro-helicopter blades.
A national report on the value of interdisciplinary approaches in the sciences highlighted Stanford Bio-X as a model for success. Carla Shatz, the director of Stanford Bio-X, talks about the report's recommendations and the factors that have helped Bio-X shine.
The goal of a pure lithium anode is drawing closer to reality with the development of a protective layer of interconnected carbon domes.
Stanford researcher Shripad Tuljapurkar found that a lifespan inequality gap continues in countries like the United States even while life expectancy is increasing. One reason is that America's mortality rate among young males is not getting better. Better access to health care would improve the situation.
Taking a philosophical approach to the assumptions that surround the study of human behavior, Stanford philosophy Professor Helen Longino suggests that no single research method is capable of answering the question of nature vs. nurture.