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.
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.
Engineers devise method for producing high-res, 3D images of nanoscale objects
To design the next generation of optical devices, ranging from efficient solar panels to LEDs to optical transistors, engineers will need a 3-dimensional image depicting how light interacts with these objects ...
Ultra-fast charging aluminum battery offers safe alternative to conventional batteries
Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to ...
Ants' intruder defense strategy could lead to better email spam filters, biologist finds
To kill spam, email filters might need to act a bit more like ants.
In social hierarchies, moral stigma spreads down more than up
Moral suspicion trickles down social hierarchies, making a top leader's ethical transgressions especially damaging for the careers and reputations of colleagues and subordinates, according to new Stanford ...
New process could make gallium arsenide cheaper for computer chips, solar cells
Computer chips, solar cells and other electronic devices have traditionally been based on silicon, the most famous of the semiconductors, that special class of materials whose unique electronic properties ...
Qualities that make bird wings efficient over a wide range of flight styles
It has taken more than a million fine samples of aerodynamic force and airflow combined to determine what makes a hummingbird's wings so adept at hovering.
Biologists show how the evolution of physical traits can influence behavior
For many male African cichlid fish, the best way to attract a mate is to build a really nice pit or sand castle on a lake bottom.
Interpersonal trust erodes over time in the online world, experts say
When people interact in an Internet community, they experience higher levels of trust initially. But as time passes and more information comes to light about other users, they are more wary, according to ...
Researchers unravel secrets of shape-shifting bacteria
Sixty years ago, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Joshua Lederberg first described a biological mystery. He showed how bacteria could lose the cell walls that define their shapes, potentially becoming less visible ...
Study shows benefits, downsides of migration within developing countries
Migrating within one's own country for a job is largely beneficial for members of poor rural households in developing countries, but it poses a challenge to informal "social safety nets" in those villages, ...
Researchers solve the mystery of the dancing droplets (w/ video)
A puzzling observation, pursued through hundreds of experiments, has led Stanford researchers to a simple yet profound discovery: under certain circumstances, droplets of fluid will move like performers in ...
Great Recession spurred student interest in higher education, expert says
When the Great Recession struck in 2008, it made young people think differently about American higher education, a Stanford economist says.