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Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research —

California’s public charging infrastructure

Accessible charging stations are critical for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. A new policy brief outlines the roadblocks.

Four questions for Mathieu Lapôtre on Dune

A Stanford dune expert discusses watching desert-based movies from the perspective of a geoscientist, the realities of otherworldly dunes, and what his research can tell us about the ancient environment of Earth and other planets.

Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability —

JB Straubel urges innovators to ‘reinvent everything’

“When we’re talking about these global problems, the scale is gargantuan,” the battery pioneer told a Stanford audience. “If you have an idea on how to attack sustainability, challenge yourself, ‘Why can’t it be 100 times bigger?’ ”

Accelerator-on-a-chip advance

A new advance by Stanford engineers could lead to particle accelerators being widely available in science, medicine, and industry.

Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences —

Chatbots are getting nicer

The latest version of ChatGPT passes the Turing test with flying colors and has a more agreeable disposition than most humans. How might our own behavior evolve as a result?

STANFORD magazine —

Seeing the signs

Mariella Satow’s company makes Netflix and Disney+ movies accessible to kids who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Patient mindset training helps care teams

Patient mindsets can influence care outcomes. Care providers who received a new “Medicine Plus Mindset” training increasingly felt that patient mindsets are important in health care and reported using the training when interacting with patients.

Learning from children’s drawings

Using machine learning, Stanford researchers have found that children’s drawings contain valuable information about how they think.

Stanford Engineering —

The future of bioprinting

Bioengineer Mark Skylar-Scott dreams of the day when instead of receiving a donor heart, a patient could have one made using their own cells.