Twelve Students Receive the 2022-23 James W. Lyons Award for Service
The annual honor goes to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to service to and on behalf of Stanford University.
May 30, 2023
Feedback from an AI-driven tool improves teaching, Stanford-led research finds
The first study of its kind shows that a tool providing automated feedback improves instructors’ communication practices and student satisfaction.
May 08, 2023
A new material could enable more efficient magnet-based computer memory
Engineers have found a metallic compound that could bring more efficient forms of computer memory closer to commercialization, reducing computing’s carbon footprint, enabling...
May 05, 2023
Researchers find new molecule that shows promise in slowing SARS-CoV-2
A molecule with hooks that can grip and disable the virus’s pesky protease shows potential for fighting infection.
March 28, 2023
Wastewater could be the key to tracking more viruses than just COVID-19
Researchers have developed methods for using wastewater to track the levels of various respiratory viruses in a population.
March 23, 2023
Researchers take a step toward novel quantum simulators
If scaled up successfully, the team's new system could help answer questions about certain kinds of superconductors and other unusual states of matter.
January 30, 2023
Stanford scientists illuminate barrier to next-generation battery that charges very quickly
In the race for fast-charging, energy-dense lithium metal batteries, researchers discovered why the promising solid electrolyte version has not performed as hoped.
January 30, 2023
Can We Improve Psychotherapy by Quantifying Therapists’ Language?
Stanford researchers have created a set of open-source tools to measure therapists’ timing, responsiveness, and consistency to better understand what works.
January 04, 2023
Stanford researchers study frog spatial skills
Stanford-led study of poison frogs in tiny trackable pants tests two theories for sex differences in spatial skills.
December 14, 2022
New Stanford chip-scale laser isolator could transform photonics
Using well-known materials and manufacturing processes, researchers have built an effective, passive, ultrathin laser isolator that opens new research avenues in photonics.
December 01, 2022
How much microplastic do whales eat? Up to 10 million pieces per day, Stanford research finds
The largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth ingest the tiniest specks of plastic in colossal amounts, Stanford University scientists have found.
November 01, 2022
Stanford exoskeleton walks out into the real world
For years, the Stanford Biomechatronics Laboratory has captured imaginations with their exoskeleton emulators – lab-based robotic devices that help wearers...
October 12, 2022
New Stanford animation simulator focuses on finding interesting outcomes
Computer-based animators who are tasked with bringing to life imaginary worlds and characters are aided by simulators that can model the many possible ways an ob
August 04, 2022
‘Digital human’ helps teach Stanford study participants to walk with less stress on knees
Researchers at Stanford Medicine have discovered how to reduce forc
July 07, 2022
Groundwater depletion causes California farmland to sink. Stanford study shows water levels must rise to halt subsidence.
The floor of California’s arid Central Valley is sinking as groundwater pumping for agriculture and drinking water depletes aquifers.
June 02, 2022
New hardware created by Stanford team shows a way to develop delicate quantum technologies based on tiny mechanical devices
Stanford University researchers have developed a key experimental device for future quantum physics-based technologies that borrows a page from current, everyday
April 21, 2022
Stanford engineers develop new kind of 3D printing
While 3D printing techniques have advanced significantly in the last decade, the technology continues to face a fundamental limitation: objects must be built up
April 20, 2022
Stanford engineers develop a simple delivery method that enhances a promising cancer treatment
One cutting-edge cancer treatment exciting researchers today involves collecting and reprogramming a patient’s T cells – a special set of immune cells – then put
April 08, 2022
Stanford researchers use hot springs to map where continental plates collide beneath Tibet
In the classic example of mountain-building, the Indian and Asian continental plates crashed – and continue colliding today – to form the world’s largest and hig
March 14, 2022
Speed and surprises: Decline and recovery of global electricity use in COVID’s first seven months
Global electricity consumption plummeted an unprecedented amount during the first six weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 11, 2022