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Stanford Engineering —

Better ways to build an airplane

In this episode of The Future of Everything, aeronautics expert Ilan Kroo discusses the fuels, materials, and technology that will enable a new generation of flying vehicles and transform the way we think of transportation.

Stanford Medicine —

People with disabilities take to the sky

A Stanford occupational therapist and a computer science student harness their experiences to help adapt spacecraft for use by all people.

Stanford HAI —

Designing ethical self-driving cars

Chris Gerdes, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering and co-director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford, discusses the ethical dilemmas and exceptional driving situations that designers of automated vehicles must take into account.

Rethinking meat substitutes

Plant-based and lab-grown meat substitutes are here to stay, but are unlikely to eliminate livestock agriculture’s climate and land use impacts anytime soon, according to Stanford environmental scientist David Lobell.

Droughts increase costs for low-income households

According to a recent study, when providers act to curtail water use or invest in new infrastructure because of a drought, bills can rise for low-income households and drop for high-income households.

Volcano detective

As a young adult, Ayla Pamukçu found herself at a crossroads between college and culinary school. Thanks in part to an influential box of rocks, she chose a research path that eventually led to a career studying the inner workings of the Earth.

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute —

The rebirth of psychedelic medicine

Researchers at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute are at the forefront of a seismic shift that’s putting a spotlight on once taboo “party drugs” as a promising new frontier in psychiatric medicine.

Stanford Engineering —

New life for old muscles

In this episode of The Future of Everything, stem cell biologist Helen Blau explains why muscles weaken with age and the science of muscle regeneration.