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Scientists model landscape formation on Titan

A new hypothesis reveals that a global sedimentary cycle driven by seasons could explain the formation of landscapes on Saturn’s moon Titan. The research shows the alien world may be more Earth-like than previously thought.

A new technique for 3D printing

Engineers at Stanford and Harvard have laid the groundwork for a new system for 3D printing that doesn’t require that an object be printed from the bottom up.

Smartphone cameras that see in 3D

With a simple design and some clever engineering, researchers devised a high-frequency, low-power, compact optical device that allows virtually any digital camera to perceive depth.

A nanoscale look at coronavirus infection

Using super-resolution microscopy, a team of Stanford scientists uncovered new details about the location of viral molecules in a cell after coronavirus infection.

New model may improve Bay Area seismic hazard maps

Using the Santa Cruz Mountains as a natural laboratory, researchers have built a 3D tectonic model that clarifies the link between earthquakes and mountain building along the San Andreas fault for the first time. The findings may be used to improve seismic hazard maps of the Bay Area.