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.
Fly-catching robot expands the scope of biomedical research
Since the early 20th century, an unheralded star of genetics research has been a small and essentially very annoying creature: the fruit fly.
Compassion is an effective managerial strategy, expert says
Compassion is a better managerial approach than toughness in today's workplace, writes a Stanford psychologist in a new article.
Researcher developing water usage model that could help California
As California heads into a fourth year of drought, water agencies are scrambling for new ways to conserve.
Scholars issue plan to reduce poverty
Stanford scholars and other experts on California's low-income population have unveiled a new initiative – the Equal Opportunity Plan – aimed at dramatically reducing poverty in the state.
Scientists discover how microbes acquire electricity in making methane
Stanford University scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about methanogens, unique microorganisms that transform electricity and carbon dioxide into methane.
Key strategies can boost donations at crowdfunding sites, experts say
Stanford computer scientists have shown how crowdfunding websites can use data science to boost cash value of donations. Their research confirms, among other findings, the importance of a timely thank you.
Researchers create a promising solution for urban toilets
They call them frogmen. Their job is to climb into 8-foot-deep pit latrines, empty them with a bucket, then cart away mountains of human waste.
Researcher imagines a world without large, plant-eating animals
Imagine the death of the world's last elephant.
Blue whales lack the ability to avoid cargo ships, says biologist
For millions of years, blue whales have cruised the world's oceans with hardly a care, their sheer size making them largely free from predator attacks. The downside to being the largest animals in history, ...
Perseverance key to children's intellectual growth, scholar says
Passion, dedication and persistence count the most when children are cultivating their intelligence and talents, a Stanford scholar says.
New federal rules on hydraulic fracturing a good start, say experts
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently revamped 25-year-old rules for oil and gas drilling on federal and Indian lands to deal with environmental concerns about hydraulic fracturing.
Online 'mindset' interventions help students do better in school, research shows
Stanford researchers have found that brief web-based interventions with high school students can produce big results in their schoolwork and their appreciation of a positive, purposeful mindset.
Immigration appeals process lacks consistency, fairness, research shows
The federal immigration appeals process lacks consistency because it reviews a small and skewed sample of cases, according to new Stanford research.
Stanford team makes biotechnology interactive with games and remote-control labs
In the 1950s computers were giant machines that filled buildings and served a variety of arcane functions. Today they fit into our pockets or backpacks, and help us work, communicate and play.
Textual analysis of the rhetoric behind extremist Marine Le Pen's mainstream success
French politician Marine Le Pen carried her father's right-wing fringe political party to first place in the country's latest elections for European Parliament.