Chemists Michael Fayer, Hemamala Karunadasa, Noah Burns and Laura Dassama talk about their paths into the field, the joys of making new molecules and the way in which the “central science” pervades our lives.
Atomically thin materials developed by Stanford researchers could create heat shields for cell phones or laptops that would protect people and temperature-sensitive components and make future electronic gadgets even more compact.
Stanford engineers have developed experimental stickers that pick up physiological signals emanating from the skin, then wirelessly beam these health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing. It’s all part of a system called BodyNet.
The Stanford Microbiome Therapies Initiative is backed by gifts from Marc and Lynne Benioff and Mark and Debra Leslie and is focused on developing and testing new disease therapies. Michael Fischbach will lead the initiative.