computing

Time crystal in a quantum computer

A team of researchers including ones from Stanford and Google have created and observed a new phase of matter, popularly known as a time crystal.

A simpler design for quantum computers

Graduate student Ben Bartlett and Shanhui Fan, professor of electrical engineering, have proposed a relatively simple quantum computer design that uses a single atom to manipulate photons and could be constructed with currently available components.

New model points to solution to global blood shortage

A mathematical model of the body’s interacting physiological and biochemical processes shows that it may be more effective to replace red blood cell transfusion with transfusion of other fluids that are far less in demand.

AI system identifies buildings damaged by wildfire

A deep learning approach to classifying buildings with wildfire damage may help responders focus their recovery efforts and offer more immediate information to displaced residents.

AI tool streamlines feedback on coding homework

Stanford professors develop and use an AI teaching tool that can provide feedback on students’ homework assignments in university-level coding courses, a previously laborious and time-consuming task.

Designing sustainable cities

By 2050, more than 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. Stanford Natural Capital Project researchers have developed software that shows city planners where to invest in nature to improve people’s lives and save billions of dollars.

Airborne radar reveals groundwater beneath glacier

Researchers have detected groundwater beneath a glacier in Greenland for the first time using airborne radar data. If applicable to other glaciers and ice sheets, the technique could allow for more accurate predictions of future sea-level rise.