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touch-based display

Stanford Increasing Access to 3D Modeling Through Touch-Based Display

With the goal of increasing access to making, engineers at Stanford University have collaborated with members of the blind and visually impaired...
Parkinson’s disease

Scientists Find Potential Diagnostic Tool, Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine have pinpointed a molecular defect that seems almost universal among patients with Parkinson’s disease and those...
brain development

Stanford Psychologists Discover New Patterns of Brain Development in Areas Linked...

As children learn to read and recognize new faces, connections in the brain associated with those tasks become better insulated and robust,...
cancer immunotherapy

Stanford Chemist Develop ‘Infrared Vision’ for Cancer Immunotherapy

Stanford chemists have developed a new deep-tissue imaging technique that can see beneath the skin of living subjects to illuminate buried tumors...
mental illness

Stanford Psychiatry Professor Works to Bring Scientists to Addiction Policy Debates

Psychiatrist Keith Humphreys has long taken two very different approaches to improving people’s lives. He’s a therapist who has treated people with mental illness....
wildfires

Stanford Researchers Have Developed a Gel-Like Fluid to Prevent Wildfires

A preventive treatment developed by Stanford researchers could greatly reduce the incidence and severity of wildfires. The approach, outlined Sept. 30 in Proceedings...
EEG device

Particle Physicists Lend a Hand to Advance Neuroscience

Psychologist Anthony Norcia had a problem. In his research untangling vision processing in the brain, he wanted to simultaneously zap the brain with electricity...
quantum materials

Scientists Finally Find Superconductivity in Exactly the Place They’ve Been Looking...

Researchers at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory say they have found the first, long-sought proof that...
methane emissions

Promising Mobile Technologies Find Methane Leaks Quickly, Stanford/EDF Study Finds

On trucks, drones and airplanes, 10 promising technologies for finding natural gas leaks swiftly and cheaply competed in the Mobile Monitoring Challenge,...
peatland fires

Stanford Researchers Show Satellite Data Can Reveal Fire Susceptibility in Peatlands

When large areas of carbon-rich soil catch fire, the blaze emits massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere and creates a thick...
deforestation

Plants Could Remove Six Years of Carbon Dioxide Emissions – If...

The results show trees and plants could remove six years of current emissions by 2100, but only if no further deforestation occurs.
robots

Stanford Researchers Study Birds to Improve How Robots Land

Under the watchful eyes of five high-speed cameras, a small, pale-blue bird named Gary waits for the signal to fly. Diana Chin,...
lithium metal battery

New Coating Developed by Stanford Researchers Brings Lithium Metal Battery Closer...

Hope has been restored for the rechargeable lithium metal battery – a potential battery powerhouse relegated for decades to the laboratory by...
smart faucets

Stanford Researchers Find Smart Faucets Could Aid in Water Conservation

Barely hidden from his study participants, William Jou, a former graduate student in mechanical engineering at Stanford University, pulled off a ruse...
citrus greening

Stanford Researchers Create New Way of Finding Potential Treatments for Citrus...

Over the course of 40 years, biologist Sharon Long has become an expert in symbiotic bacteria that help alfalfa grow. She has published over...
electronic devices

Stanford Researchers Build a Heat Shield Just 10 Atoms Thick to...

Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices can be annoying, but beyond that it contributes to malfunctions and,...
wireless sensors

Stanford Engineers Have Developed Wireless Sensors That Stick to the Skin...

We tend to take our skin’s protective function for granted, ignoring its other roles in signaling subtleties like a fluttering heart or...
water treatment device

Researchers, Including a Stanford Epidemiologist, Prove a Simple Device Can Reduce...

It kills a child under age 5 every minute on average. Diarrheal disease, the second leading cause of death for children globally,...
quantum computers

Stanford Researchers Design a Light-Trapping, Color-Converting Crystal

Five years ago, Stanford postdoctoral scholar Momchil Minkov encountered a puzzle that he was impatient to solve. At the heart of his field of...
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Key Gene Behind Hallmark of Lou Gehrig’s Disease Identified

Inside the brains of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a debilitating neurodegenerative disease, is a telltale sign that marks almost every case:...