Science & Technology

Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences —

Modeling Earth’s chemistry: Making the invisible visible

Researchers use computer modeling to better understand the chemical reactions in Earth’s subsurface that affect water supplies, energy waste storage, climate change and more.

School of Humanities and Sciences —

NASA’s Fermi mission reveals record-setting gamma-ray bursts

Stanford has played a leading role in compiling Fermi’s gamma-ray bursts catalogs ever since the space observatory launched nearly 11 years ago. More than 120 authors contributed to the effort.

Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences —

Stanford Earth graduates: Meet the planet’s challenges

Graduates of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences are uniquely prepared to deliver solutions for humanity’s critical challenges, according to Dean Stephan Graham.

Bill Lane Center for the American West —

Putting a tempest into a teapot

To ease the pain of new state rules, engineers are looking to harness an unconventional and unwieldy source of water: the torrential storms that sometimes blast across the Pacific Ocean and soak California.

Does climate change cause armed conflict?

As global temperatures climb, the risk of armed conflict is expected to increase substantially, according to experts across several fields. Extreme weather and related disasters can damage economies, lower farming production and intensify inequality.

Gemini Planet Imager analyzes 300 stars

Analysis from halfway through the Gemini Planet Imager’s planetary survey hints that our solar system may have rare qualities which could possibly be related to the habitability of Earth.