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Computer-generated sound catches up to CGI

A professor of computer science and of music uses principles of real-world physics to create synthetic sounds that match computer-generated graphics.

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Melissa Valentine on the rise of the flash organization

On this episode of The Future of Everything, Melissa Valentine discusses the workplace phenomenon known as the flash organization – an ad hoc group of experts assembled to solve a particular problem before disbanding.

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Microscopy and simulation unite to improve new-age polymers

Stanford researchers explore a novel avenue of material design using advanced computer simulations to virtually modify the real-world inner structures of promising new polymers.

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The cleanest drinking water is recycled

New research shows treated wastewater can be safer and more dependable than common tap water sources, including rivers and groundwater.

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Oussama Khatib: What if Aquaman were a robot?

In this episode of The Future of Everything, Oussama Khatib talks about designing a humanoid robot with stereoscopic vision and opposable thumbs that can travel nearly a thousand meters below the surface.

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Alexandria Boehm: Wastewater helps reveal COVID’s real reach

On The Future of Everything, civil and environmental engineer Alexandria Boehm discusses the new form of epidemiology that uses engineering tools for testing wastewater to track COVID-19’s true spread.

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The future of community health

In this episode of The Future of Everything, pediatrics professor Anisha Patel tells how engaging a local community about their needs – such as clean drinking water in schools – can lead to impactful discoveries and interventions.

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Harnessing the wind to improve ventilation

A Stanford scholar investigates how we can harness wind and improve natural ventilation in homes and other structures.

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Radar technology maps the insides of ice sheets

On The Future of Everything, Stanford radio glaciologist Dustin Schroeder explains how mapping the insides of ice sheets can help us understand the implications of climate change.

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How un-syncing the brain can help Parkinson’s patients

In this episode of The Future of Everything, Stanford neurosurgery Professor Peter Tass discusses how vibrational therapies can help patients with neurological conditions by helping the neurons break and unlearn synchronicity.

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