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.
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? Stanford University's ...
National security faces challenges from insider threats, scholar says
U.S. national security faces rising challenges from insider threats and organizational rigidity, a Stanford professor says.
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 new Stanford research.
Animal functional diversity started out poor, became richer over time
Like a master painter who uses the same brush techniques to continually create original works of art, evolution has produced unique species to fill new or vacated ecological functions by tinkering with just a few basic body ...
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 to the immune ...
Stanford historian analyzes the history of America's preoccupation with China
Stanford historian Gordon H. Chang says that Americans have long placed China as pivotal in shaping America's self-identity and destiny, despite highs and lows in that relationship over the last 300 years.
Chemical engineers borrow technique to store solar energy
(Phys.org) —Chemical engineers at Stanford have designed a catalyst that could help produce vast quantities of pure hydrogen through electrolysis – the process of passing electricity through water to break hydrogen loose ...
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.
A cool way to cool: Engineers invent high-tech mirror to beam heat away from buildings into space
Stanford engineers have invented a revolutionary coating material that can help cool buildings, even on sunny days, by radiating heat away from the buildings and sending it directly into space.
Students most effectively learn math working on problems that they enjoy, not drills or exercises
Students learn math best when they approach the subject as something they enjoy, according to a Stanford education expert. Speed pressure, timed testing and blind memorization pose high hurdles in the youthful pursuit of ...