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.
Engineering students teach autonomous cars to avoid obstacles (w/ Video)
One promise of autonomous driving is not to simply survive accidents, but to avoid them altogether. With that in mind, Stanford engineering students have been testing an obstacle-avoidance algorithm using ...
Stanford team develops technique to magnetically levitate single cells
Remember the levitating frog? That feat—the levitation of a live frog using a powerful magnet—was awarded the 2000 Ig Nobel Prize. Fascinating to watch, the demonstration also cemented a longstanding ...
Study finds blacks and Hispanics typically need higher incomes than whites to live in affluent neighborhoods
Researchers at Stanford Graduate School of Education have found that black and Hispanic families effectively need much higher incomes than white families to live in comparably affluent neighborhoods.
Researchers stretch a thin crystal to get better solar cells
Nature loves crystals. Salt, snowflakes and quartz are three examples of crystals - materials characterized by the lattice-like arrangement of their atoms and molecules.
Researchers seek least destructive balance of agriculture vs. forests
In the rush to feed the world's growing population, many forests may as well have a bull's-eye on them. If agricultural expansion is going to cause deforestation, does it matter where?
Single-catalyst water splitter produces clean-burning hydrogen 24/7
Stanford University scientists have invented a low-cost water splitter that uses a single catalyst to produce both hydrogen and oxygen gas 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Sixth mass extinction is here, researcher declares
There is no longer any doubt: We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity's existence.
Engineers find a simple yet clever way to boost chip speeds
A typical computer chip includes millions of transistors connected with an extensive network of copper wires. Although chip wires are unimaginably short and thin compared to household wires both have one ...
Researcher identifies strategy to guide consumers to green energy choices
Convincing people to buy into green, renewable energy plans could be as simple as making it their default option, suggests a new study co-authored by a Stanford behavioral economist.
New research initiative at Stanford to comprehensively study the use of natural gas
In the transition to a low-carbon energy system, how can society use increasing supplies of natural gas to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, boost economies and strengthen energy security? ...
Women more likely than men to worry about how career paths align with future parenthood
Women are more likely than men to think and worry about future parenthood, a Stanford scholar says.
Stanford engineers team up with US Army to set computational record
Stanford engineers have partnered with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to set a computational record. Stanford Professor Charbel Farhat and his research team at the Army High Performance Computing ...
Engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert US to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050
One potential way to combat ongoing climate change, eliminate air pollution mortality, create jobs and stabilize energy prices involves converting the world's entire energy infrastructure to run on clean, ...
Researchers find strong constraint on delivery of optical signals to computers
Optics, a form of data transmission that utilizes beams of light, has the promise to outperform the beams of electrons that drive your computer or smartphone. Engineers have long sought a way to miniaturize ...
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 ...