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Oct 13 2021 | HAI Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Most know the white cane as a simple-but-crucial tool that assists people with visual impairments in making their way through the world. Researchers at Stanford University have now introduced an affordable robotic cane that guides people with visual impairments safely and efficiently through their...
Sep 26 2021 | Stanford Report Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Earlier this month, President Biden urged other countries to join the U.S. and European Union in a commitment to slashing methane emissions. Two new Stanford-led studies could help pave the way by laying out a blueprint for coordinating research on methane removal technologies, and modeling how the...
Sep 24 2021 | Stanford Report Fellow, Stanford, Students, VPGE
Fifteen Stanford graduate students have been honored with Siebel Scholar awards presented by the Siebel Foundation in Redwood City. Since 2000, the Siebel Scholar award has recognized exceptional graduate students at leading schools of business, computer science and bioengineering.
Sep 9 2021 | Stanford Energy Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Scientists have spent decades searching for faster, more energy-efficient memory technologies for everything from large data centers to mobile sensors and other flexible electronics. Among the most promising data storage technologies is phase-change memory, which is thousands of times faster than...
Sep 7 2021 | Stanford News Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
When looking back at the fads of past decades, like 1980’s spandex clothing and the 1990’s boy band craze, later generations often wonder, “How was that ever popular?” Researchers who study cultural evolution and transmission have long tried to answer these sorts of questions, seeking to get a...
Aug 11 2021 | SLAC Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
The single-stranded genetic material RNA is best known for guiding the assembly of proteins in our cells and carrying the genetic code for viruses like SARS-CoV-2 and HIV. But 40 years ago, scientists discovered another hidden talent: It can catalyze chemical reactions in the cell, including...
Aug 5 2021 | Stanford News Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
In 1993, Stanford University biology professor Deborah Gordon and her first graduate student, Katy Human, began a survey of ants at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Nearly 30 years, four more graduate students and scores of volunteers later, that survey continues on – and has recently...
Jul 15 2021 | Stanford Energy Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
A “tantalizing” principle borrowed from nature turns harmful methane into useful methanol at room temperature. A team of researchers from Stanford University and the University of Leuven in Belgium has further elucidated the process in a new study in the current edition of Science.
Jul 13 2021 | Stanford News Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Engineers from Stanford University have developed a new calorie burn measurement system that is small, inexpensive and accurate. Also, people can make it themselves. Whereas smartwatches and smartphones tend to be off by about 40 to 80 percent when it comes to counting calories burned during an...
Jul 13 2021 | HAI Faculty, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Facebook says its artificial intelligence models identified and pulled down 27 million pieces of hate speech in the final three months of 2020. In 97 percent of the cases, the systems took action before humans had even flagged the posts.

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