Science and Technology5.20.13
Stanford physicists have created a new method of producing coherent matter beams. The new low-power laser system could one day be used in everything from consumer goods to quantum computers.
Stanford engineers have developed a synthetic nanoparticle to be used in water purification that, unlike its peers, can be quickly and completely removed magnetically after it does its job disinfecting, depolluting and desalinating contaminated water.
The African clawed frog, which were brought to the U.S. a century ago, harbor a fungal infection that is decimating amphibian populations worldwide, according to a School of Medicine study of these frogs in California.
The researchers used a diamond anvil cell to squeeze iron at pressures as high as 3 million times that felt at sea level to recreate conditions at the center of Earth. The findings could refine theories of how the planet and its core evolved.
Biologist Deborah M. Gordon's decades-long study of the collective behavior of harvester ant colonies has provided a rare real-time look at natural selection at work.
Stanford professor and former NASA official explains how NASA might revive the Kepler space telescope
Consulting Professor Scott Hubbard helped guide the Kepler mission when he served as director of NASA Ames Research Center. He explains how NASA might bring the planet-hunting spacecraft back online.
Engineers combine layers of flexible materials into pressure sensors to create a wearable heart monitor thinner than a dollar bill. The skin-like device could one day provide doctors with a safer way to check the condition of a patient's heart.
In the past 40 years, research conducted at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve has transformed fundamental ecology science. Now, interdisciplinary studies are providing more guidance than ever on how to help conserve the planet.
The new material's artificial "atoms" are designed to work with a broad range of light frequencies. With adjustments, the researchers believe it could lead to perfect microscope lenses or invisibility cloaks.
The global emergence of similar practices around 23,000 years ago hints that agriculture evolved independently around the world, perhaps as a response to climate change.
Podcasts by students, followed by action videos, make exercise physiology real, very real.
Speaking to a capacity crowd at Stanford's Memorial Auditorium, former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore calls for passionate action to reverse "degraded" state of democracy.
A Stanford team has designed an entirely new form of cooling panel that works even when the sun is shining. Such a panel could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings, cars and other structures by radiating sunlight back into the chilly vacuum of space.
Young sea urchins will prematurely go through puberty and attach to coastal rocks to avoid being washed back out to sea permanently, scientists, including Stanford marine biologist Jason Hodin have discovered.
The majority of Americans express support for stronger coastal development codes, according to a Stanford survey.