In a discovery that concludes an 80-year quest, Stanford and University of California researchers found evidence of particles that are their own antiparticles. These Majorana fermions could one day help make quantum computers more robust.
A who’s who of theoretical physicists, including Stanford’s Andrei Linde, has written a letter to Scientific American disputing a recent story that declared the demise of the inflationary theory of how the universe began.
Stanford bioengineers have developed an ultra-low-cost, human-powered blood centrifuge. With rotational speeds of up to 125,000 revolutions per minute, the device separates blood plasma from red cells in 1.5 minutes, no electricity required.