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.
Causes of California drought linked to climate change
The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought currently afflicting California are "very likely" linked to human-caused climate change, Stanford scientists say.
Cichlid fish genome helps tell story of adaptive evolution
(Phys.org) —Roughly 40 million years ago, a handful of species of fish from the Nile River went into three lakes in Africa and experienced an unusual flurry of evolution. In one of these lakes as many as ...
Scientists create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading
A team of Stanford researchers has developed a protein therapy that disrupts the process that causes cancer cells to break away from original tumor sites, travel through the blood stream and start aggressive ...
Scholar tracks the changing world of gay sexuality
With same-sex marriage now legalized in 19 states and laws making it impossible to ban homosexuals from serving in the military, gay, lesbian and bisexual people are now enjoying more freedoms and rights than ever before.
Bioengineers develop a toolkit for designing more successful synthetic molecules
(Phys.org) —Ever since Robert Hooke first described cells in 1665, scientists have been trying to figure out what is going on inside. One of the most exciting modern techniques involves injecting cells ...
Research shows that working together boosts motivation
(Medical Xpress)—When people are treated as partners working together with others – even when physically apart – their motivation increases, according to new Stanford research.
Study assesses the environmental costs and benefits of fracking
A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp.
Diversified farming practices might preserve evolutionary diversity of wildlife
As humans transform the planet to meet our needs, all sorts of wildlife continue to be pushed aside, including many species that play key roles in Earth's life-support systems. In particular, the transformation ...
Engineer aims to connect the world with ant-sized radios
(Phys.org) —A Stanford engineering team has built a radio the size of an ant, a device so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to ...
Militarized policing is counterproductive, according to expert
The militarization of local police forces has emerged as an issue of public debate in the wake of the crisis in Ferguson, Mo. The U.S. Senate has announced plans to examine police militarization and the White ...
Google's Eric Schmidt tells Stanford gathering that the key to cybersecurity is better encryption
Congressional staffers from both sides of the aisle came to Stanford last week for a cybersecurity boot camp. They heard from Google's Eric Schmidt that security problems are serious, but can be reduced with ...
What weekend's earthquakes mean for future seismic activity in the Bay Area
Large earthquakes occurred much more frequently in the Bay Area during the 19th century, says Stanford geophysicist Greg Beroza. Last weekend's magnitude 6.0 quake in Napa was a reminder to stay ready for something bigger.
Bioengineers close to brewing opioid painkillers without using opium from poppies
For centuries poppy plants have been grown to provide opium, the compound from which morphine and other important medicines such as oxycodone are derived.
Scientists develop a water splitter that runs on an ordinary AAA battery
In 2015, American consumers will finally be able to purchase fuel cell cars from Toyota and other manufacturers. Although touted as zero-emissions vehicles, most of the cars will run on hydrogen made from ...
Digital revolution is changing what it means to be an author, says Stanford professor
Between LOLs, emoticons and 140-character rants, it may seem like digital communication has only served to stunt young people's writing abilities.