Science & Technology

Software advances modeling of astronomical observations

Software developed by Stanford astrophysicist Giacomo Vianello models and combines otherwise incompatible astronomical observations. It contributed to recent research into the origin of antimatter near Earth.

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Looking to fruit fly to help understand the human brain

With a new genetic tool to study how flies detect scents, Stanford researchers take a step toward developing techniques to repair the faulty wiring behind human brain disorders.

Artificial intelligence index tracks emerging field

A Stanford-led team has launched the first index to track the state of artificial intelligence and measure technological progress in the same way the GDP and the S&P 500 index take the pulse of the U.S. economy and stock market.

Winds of change for vertical axis turbines?

New research suggests vertical axis turbines, which may have fewer impacts on birds and the environment, could increase public support for new wind energy installations.