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Stanford News —

‘Magic glove’ eases painful spasms in stroke patients

Engineers at Stanford and Georgia Tech have developed a wearable device that uses vibration therapy to address numbness, spasticity, and limited range of motion, potentially reducing the need for expensive and painful injections.

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Stanford News —

Resting boosts performance of lithium metal batteries

Lithium metal batteries could double the range of electric vehicles, but they degrade quickly. The fix? Programming discharged batteries to sit idle for a few hours.

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Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability —

On Hawaii’s Kilauea, little stresses add up

History’s most active and best-monitored volcano gives researchers a chance to study many earthquakes over a short period of time.

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Stanford News —

Researchers take ‘mixed reality’ headsets for a spin

A new study finds that headsets merging the external world with digital content via passthrough video technology can offer amazing experiences, but visual distortions, feelings of social absence, and motion sickness can undercut the vibe, dissuading prolonged usage.

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Shared facilities remove roadblocks to research

Shared facilities give Stanford’s scientists easier access to state-of-the-art equipment – and push the boundaries for how it can be used.

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Stanford News —

Closing in on universal memory for large data processing

Stanford researchers have developed a new phase-change memory that could help computers process large amounts of data faster and more efficiently.

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Stanford News —

Portable antenna could help after disasters

Developed with an approach typically used for instruments deployed in space, the lightweight, low-power antenna could make it easier to coordinate rescue and relief efforts.

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Stanford Medicine —

How digital tools are heading off alcohol-related health problems

Emergency medicine specialist Brian Suffoletto lost two friends to an alcohol-related accident in college. He now develops smartphone tools to head off unsafe drinking.

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Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment —

Technology vs. inequality

Stanford researchers are using vehicle-mounted sensors, cameras, and other devices to collect neighborhood data that could make life better for people in cities.

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Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment —

Can technology reduce social inequality?

Stanford researchers are using vehicle-mounted sensors, cameras, and other devices to collect neighborhood data that could make life better for people in cities.

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