Researchers combined gecko-inspired adhesives and a custom robotic gripper to create a device for grabbing space debris. They tested their gripper in multiple zero gravity settings, including the International Space Station.
Patients with the irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation who got early cardiology care had a reduced risk of stroke, probably because they were more likely to be prescribed anticoagulants, Stanford researchers found.
After 12 years observing black holes at the center of an amalgam of ancient galaxies, a multi-institution team, including Stanford’s Roger Romani, may have recorded the smallest-ever movement of an object across the sky.
In an effort to understand how single cells heal, mechanical engineer Sindy Tang developed a microscopic guillotine that efficiently cuts cells in two. Learning more about single-cell wound repair could lead to self-healing materials and machines.
The Stanford Open Policing Project obtained data on millions of state patrol stops and found evidence that minorities are held to a double standard. The data are being shared with researchers, journalists and the public.