Stanford University is the common name for Leland Stanford Junior University. Stanford was founded in 1885 in the Palo Alto area of California. Standford University enrolls about 14,000 graduate and undergraduate students each year to its private university. The current Stanford faculty includes 18 Nobel Prize Laureates, 135 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 82 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 21 recipients of the National Medal of Science. Stanford University has a school of medicine, law school, engineering school and a much heralded technology school. Stanford is geographically close to the Silicon Valley. Stanford alumni started Hewlett-Packard, Google, NVIDIA, Yahoo and Sun Microsystems.
Rewarding good behavior of prisoners is a benefit to society, expert says
In any penal system, controlling the misbehavior of prisoners is challenging and costly. However, reducing the operational costs of prisons is possible when good behavior is rewarded, a Stanford professor says.
Two years of tests confound two decades of assumptions on lithium-ion battery design
A Stanford undergraduate has contributed to a discovery that confounds the conventional wisdom in lithium-ion battery design, pointing the way toward storage devices with more power, greater capacity, and faster charge and ...
Plastic-eating worms may offer solution to mounting waste, researchers discover
Consider the plastic foam cup. Every year, Americans throw away 2.5 billion of them. And yet, that waste is just a fraction of the 33 million tons of plastic Americans discard every year. Less than 10 percent of that total ...
Engineers invent transparent coating that cools solar cells to boost efficiency
Every time you stroll outside you emit energy into the universe: Heat from the top of your head radiates into space as infrared light.
Biologists crack centuries-old mystery of how cell growth triggers cell division
Cells were discovered in 1676, and almost immediately afterward scientists began wondering why cells are so perfectly small.
Scientists produce cancer drug from rare plant in lab
Many of the drugs we take today to treat pain, fight cancer or thwart disease were originally identified in plants, some of which are endangered or hard to grow. In many cases, those plants are still the primary source of ...
Scholar suggests ways to craft more effective homework assignments
The quality of a homework assignment is important to student achievement, a Stanford scholar says.
Engineers develop a computer that operates on water droplets
Computers and water typically don't mix, but in Manu Prakash's lab, the two are one and the same. Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford, and his students have built a synchronous computer that operates ...
Team re-engineers virus to deliver therapies to cells
Stanford researchers have ripped the guts out of a virus and totally redesigned its core to repurpose its infectious capabilities into a safe vehicle for delivering vaccines and therapies directly where they are needed.
Engineers find secret to steady drone cameras in swan necks
Swans and geese are the envy of aeronautical engineers. Even plump geese can perform remarkable aerial acrobatics – twisting their body and flapping their powerful wings while keeping their head completely still.