Tag: Stanford University

Stanford Scientists Turn Seawater Into Hydrogen Fuel

Stanford University scientists devised a novel machine that can turn saltwater into hydrogen fuel. They used negatively charged layers of nickel to build a cheap, non-corrosive prototype.

Material Science March 19, 2019

Apple Watch Can Accurately Detect Irregular Heartbeats, Huge Stanford Study Finds

Stanford University and Apple Inc. release the preliminary findings of the Apple Heart Study. Among over 400,000 participants, the Apple Watch detects a possible atrial fibrillation in 0.5 percent of the users.

Wearable Tech March 17, 2019

AI Tool Can Predict Side Effects From Prescription Drug Combinations

The AI-powered system Decagon from Stanford researchers seeks to accurately predict the likely side effects from drug combinations. The tool is hoped to prevent life-threatening problems in prescription as well as help research create better drug pairings.

July 11, 2018

Tiny Shrimp And Krill Could Play A Mighty Role In Mixing Oceans

A Stanford University research team released a new study that might showcase a big role that the ocean’s tiniest creatures play in influencing the ocean. They believe that shrimp and krill can influence the ocean’s currents.

Earth/Environment April 18, 2018

Muslim Teen Who Writes #100BlackLivesMatter 100 Times On Stanford Application Gets In

Ziad Ahmed did not mince words when he answered the question “What matters to you, and why?” on his Stanford undergraduate application. And it has led him to get accepted into the university.

Life & Style April 6, 2017

Level Up! Silver Iodide-Laden Drone Brings Cloud Seeding Higher

Unmanned aircrafts find its new use in pulling out water from sky. Flying unmanned and at an altitude of 400 feet above icy mountains and dangerous terrains, it eliminates the risk of manned aircraft in conducting cloud seeding operation.

Robotics February 28, 2017

How West Nile Virus Transmission Is Higher During Drought

It has been thought in the past that West Nile virus epidemics spread in most ideal temperatures of transmission. The new study, however, shows us how West Nile virus transmission is higher during drought.

Public Health February 12, 2017

5000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Tastes Fruity: Stanford Students

Stanford University students successfully recreated a 5,000-year-old Chinese beer recipe uncovered by scientists last year. The result was a fruity, cider-like concoction.

Ancient February 9, 2017

Smartwatch And Wearable Data Can Detect And Predict Diseases

A new study conducted by researchers at Stanford University reveals that data from fitness trackers and smartwatches can reflect health patterns. This data can be effective in predicting ailments and detecting diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 14, 2017

Child’s Toy Whirligig Inspired Stanford Researchers To Invent Low-Cost, Hand-Powered Blood Centrifuge

A whirligig may be a child’s toy but it has led to the development of the paperfuge, a low-cost hand-powered centrifuge that can improve health services in off-the-grid areas.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 12, 2017

Many Students Can 'Easily Be Duped' By Fake News Online, Stanford Study Says

Stanford researchers found that most students are unable to spot fake news in the internet. Their report revealed an inability to verify legitimate sources driving the failure to identify the differences between hoax, misleading content, sponsored ads and factual content.

Internet November 22, 2016

Researchers Study How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Urban Life By 2030

Stanford University has released the first part of its One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100), which focuses on the impacts of artificial intelligence. The report is designed to allay fears over the potential of AI programs to get out of hand.

Robotics September 5, 2016

Stanford Scientists Build Wind Tunnel To Better Understand Bird Flight, Enhance Drones

Engineers are turning to bird flight to design drones better. Stanford researchers built a wind tunnel to study how birds maneuver in the air, applying their findings to enhance drones and aerial robots.

Robotics April 24, 2016

World's Brightest X-Ray Laser To Get More Powerful With Billion-Dollar Upgrade

The world's brightest and fastest X-ray laser found at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will become more powerful than ever with a billion-dollar upgrade. The project will take X-ray science to the next level.

Energy April 6, 2016

New Microscope Allows Look At Muscle Units In Action

A new microscope visualizes individual motor units and muscle movement. This will pave the way for the study of neuromuscular diseases such as muscle dystrophy.

Life December 21, 2015

Stanford Uses Virtual Reality To Make Heisman Trophy Video Pitch For Christian McCaffrey

The virtual reality clip was made to fit YouTube and Facebook's 360-degree video platforms, while making the Cardinals rusher's final Heisman case with several of his highlights.

December 7, 2015

California Textbooks Mislead Students On Climate Change: Study

California public school teachers mostly rely on textbooks to discuss science topics such as climate change. However, science textbooks show uncertainty on the topic that could spur future debates on whether global warming is indeed happening.

Earth/Environment November 24, 2015

Researchers Develop 'Artificial Skin' That Can Create Real Nerve Impulses

Researchers from Stanford University have successfully created an artificial skin that is able to turn things like pressure and heat into nerve impulses. This is the next step into creating prosthetic limbs that actually have feeling.

October 16, 2015

World's Most Advanced Digital Camera Will Be Eye Of New Sky-Surveying Telescope

A giant 3.2 gigapixel camera to photograph billions of stars and galaxies gets a financial green light. The camera will scan the southern heavens from a mountaintop in Chile.

Space September 1, 2015

Researchers Create Wireless Implantable Device That Can Stimulate Neurons

Stanford researchers came up with a first for optogenetics by creating a wireless implantable device with a novel power-delivery system, making a number of applications now more possible.

Life August 18, 2015

Stanford Scientists Use Genetically Engineered Yeast To Make Opioids: Home-Brewed Morphine Next?

In search of an alternative to farming poppies, Stanford researchers bioengineer yeast to brew opioids.

Life August 18, 2015

Scientists Figure Out How To Levitate Single Cancer Cells Using Magnets

Scientists have discovered a way to levitate single cancer cells using magnetic levitation. Not only that, but the method will be used to sort different types of cells and could lead to better disease diagnosis and drug testing.

Animals July 1, 2015

Lovebirds Turn Their Heads At 2,700 Degrees Per Second Says Study

A new study reveals that lovebirds are able to turn their heads at a whopping 2,700 degrees per second! The birds are able to turn their heads in a precise manner as their wings cover their eyes, and this reduces the time period where their sight is obscured.

June 27, 2015

New Study Links Common Heartburn Drug To Heart Attack

Using proton pump inhibitors, such as Prilosec (omeprazole), to treat heartburn has been found to increase the risk of heart attack in patients, according to a new study conducted by Stanford University and Houston Methodist researchers.

Life June 11, 2015

New Stanford Computer Manipulates Water Droplets: How It Works (Video)

Stanford University researchers have developed a computer that utilizes water droplets. It is being considered for use in controlling and manipulating physical matter.

June 11, 2015

Cal Tech Tops New College Superstar Ranking That Put Value-Added Factor On Spotlight

When it comes to which graduates are making the most money after college, you may just be surprised which higher education institutions are beating the Ivy Leagues.

Internet Culture May 2, 2015

Ants In Space Find Zero Gravity Challenging But Adapt Remarkably Well

Ants on the International Space Station show an impressive ability to conduct searches, even if they were somewhat hampered by microgravity. Findings could lead to better algorithms for search-and-rescue robots, researchers say.

Space April 1, 2015

Evolution Makes Body Size Of Humans, Animals Grow: Stanford Researchers Prove Cope's Rule Right

Extensive analysis shows evolution following a rule: bigger is better. Finding confirms hypothesis first put forward in the 18th century by American paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope.

Animals February 21, 2015

Scientists Extend Telomeres: How Can This Help Turn Back Aging?

Scientists say research could yield a way to stop the deterioration of our chromosomes that comes with aging. Findings could mean new treatments for aging-related diseases, they say.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2015

Immune System is Shaped by Environment More Than Genetics

Immune systems are shaped by environment more than they are by genetics, according to a new study from Stanford University.

Life January 16, 2015

Stanford Study Says Government Estimate of Social Cost of Climate Change is Too Low: Who is Right?

Social costs of climate change could be higher than estimated. What evidence is presented for this new idea?

Earth/Environment January 13, 2015

'Gecko Gloves' by Stanford Students will let You Scale Glass Walls. Want to be Spider-Man?

Stanford University students create 'Gecko Gloves' that can be used to climb glass walls. The current version of the gloves can support about 90 kilograms of weight.

December 24, 2014

Infertility, Poor Semen Quality Hints of Other Serious Health Problems

Researchers from Stanford University discovered that there is a link between infertility and poor semen production with other more serious health problems.

Life December 11, 2014

Scale a Wall With These Gecko Gloves and You'll Never Dream of Being Spiderman Again

Climbing system inspired by gecko feet uses sticky hand pads that allow a man to climb a vertical wall without need of a ladder. Researchers say NASA is interested in the technology for use with robots.

November 20, 2014

Google Photo Recognition Goes Beyond Objects

Google and Stanford University have developed image-recognition software that is much more advanced than any current technology. Not only is it advanced, but it can also describe the photo similarly to how a person would describe it.

Apps/Software November 18, 2014

Rockefellers to divest $860 million charity fund from fossil fuel

What do you do when you’ve got millions of dollars at your disposal? Some good, decided the Rockefellers, as the family fund divests from investments in fossil fuels.

Business September 23, 2014

This is what Apple University teaches: The Bull

Details about Apple's secret employee training program have been leaked. The company's design mantra was said to have come from Pablo Picasso's masterpiece "The Bull."

Arts & Culture August 14, 2014

Snapchat CEO apologizes for filthy, sleazy emails sent by him to Stanford U. frat brothers

Evan Spiegel, Snapchat CEO, made some nasty comments in an email to his frat brothers 5 years ago, and now he's being made to pay for it.

Internet May 31, 2014

Human brain-inspired circuit board is faster and more energy efficient than modern PCs

Neurogrid, a new circuit board design, is 9,000 times faster than today's technology. This breakthrough technology is based on the human brain.

May 5, 2014

How a small music box lead to a 21st century chemistry set that won a $50K research prize

A Standford assistant professor innovates what may be the next great chemistry set for solving global issues and spurring more students into science fields.

Gadgets April 9, 2014

Chemistry set inspired by music box wins over kids - for five dollars! [VIDEO]

A $5 chemistry set developed by a Stanford researcher may democratize science, giving disadvantaged children a way to explore science. And that's not all it can do.

Life April 9, 2014

Researchers at Stanford University create mind-reading video game controller

Researchers have found a way to create a video game controller that is capable of reading the mind.

Gadgets April 9, 2014

Phone metadata reveal more about you than you thought

Two Stanford University students have proven that phone metadata can give a lot of clues about a person's lifestyle. Metadata can even give a clue about your current bill of health.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 17, 2014

New catalyst transforms CO2 to methanol: Solution to energy problem?

A new catalyst could make methanol the fuel of the future. The development could also affect several other products.

Energy March 4, 2014

Silicon nanoparticles designed to mimic seed arrangement of pomegranate may lead to lighter, better batteries

Scientists have come up with a novel design for lithium-ion batteries. The new battery has electrodes designed in a manner similar to the seeds of pomegranate fruit, and can be used to create more compact and more powerful batteries.

Energy February 19, 2014

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