Science & Technology

Future of energy: Efficiency

With less demand from efficient buildings, transportation and appliances, the energy we make can go further.

Future of energy: Renewables

Advances in materials and technology are improving the cost and efficiency of renewable sources of energy.

Soil holds potential to slow global warming

The land under our feet and the plant matter it contains could offset a significant amount of carbon emissions if managed properly. More research is needed to unlock soil’s potential to mitigate global warming, improve crop yields and increase resilience to extreme weather.

Stanford Solar Car Project team to compete in Australia

A solar car named Sundae developed by Stanford students is about to race more than 1,800 miles across the Australian Outback, testing the limits of cutting-edge technologies and undergraduate ingenuity.

An algorithm for how ants create trail networks

Observing ants in the trees of a tropical forest, Professor Deborah Gordon recorded how, without a plan, the ants make and maintain their networks – and how they repair the network when it is ruptured.

Psychologists simplifying brain-imaging data analysis

Researchers at the Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience are championing a new way of organizing brain-imaging data that they hope will lead to more transparency, more collaboration and ultimately a better understand of the brain.

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Better medicine for women helps everyone

Professor of Medicine Marcia Stefanick explains why considerating sex and gender differences in research and treatment would improve medical care for everyone.

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Brain cancer growth halted by absence of protein

High-grade gliomas, a group of aggressive brain tumors, cease growing in mice if a signaling molecule called neuroligin-3 is absent or its activity is blocked with drugs, a Stanford team has shown.