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Aug 26 2019 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
Hope has been restored for the rechargeable lithium metal battery – a potential battery powerhouse relegated for decades to the laboratory by its short life expectancy and occasional fiery demise while its rechargeable sibling, the lithium-ion battery, now rakes in more than $30 billion a year.
Aug 24 2019 | Scope Stanford, Students
Wearing a red dress, a basket cap, abalone shell earrings and a mink pelt, Melissa Eidman strode up to the microphone during the School of Medicine's white coat ceremony and announced her home town: Weitchpec, California. Weitchpec, in the state's far northwestern corner, is the home of her...
Aug 19 2019 | Stanford News Education, Faculty, Stanford, Students
Michael Fayer surveys the world around him and sees something that most of us do not: chemistry. It’s not that Fayer, a professor of chemistry, sees no value in anything but academic chemistry research. It’s just that when it comes down to it, chemistry has more to do with ordinary human experience...
Aug 14 2019 | Stanford News Education, Faculty, Stanford, Students
It was no surprise when, in 2016, a Stanford University survey of undergraduates revealed physics as among the least diverse departments at the university – also the case for physics as an academic field nationally. But, deeper analysis of the survey responses revealed a telling and crucial...
Aug 8 2019 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
It kills a child under age 5 every minute on average. Diarrheal disease, the second leading cause of death for children globally, could become even more difficult to control as poor urban areas with limited clean water access expand.