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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

On the centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, Stanford scholar Laura Wittman reflects on how the historic monument came to be a widespread symbol for public grief and mourning.

Adding sound to quantum simulations

Aiming to emulate the quantum characteristics of materials more realistically, researchers have figured out a way to create a lattice of light and atoms that can vibrate – bringing sound to an otherwise silent experiment.

Stanford Medicine —

Men and women experience brain injuries differently

While analyzing data from the Department of Veterans Affairs, neurosurgery professor Odette Harris found a big gender difference in the aftermath of traumatic brain injuries.

Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences —

Secrets of how cells cram in oversized genomes revealed

Stanford researchers have shown how the goopy material inside bacterial cells and interactions with other biomolecules encourage DNA segments to fold up to a thousandth of their actual length.

Precourt Institute for Energy —

Yi Cui named director of Precourt Institute for Energy

Yi Cui, a preeminent researcher of nanotechnologies for better batteries and other sustainability technologies, as well as an educator and entrepreneur, will become the next director of Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy.

A look inside Stanford’s expanded Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) lab

University photographer Andrew Brodhead takes us inside Stanford’s expanded Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) lab. This type of lab is capable of handling microbes that can cause serious or potentially lethal disease through inhalation, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.

Most popular American movies depict an unhealthy diet

Stanford researchers examined the 250 top-grossing American movies of recent decades and found the on-screen foods and beverages largely failed U.S. government nutrition recommendations and U.K. youth advertising standards.