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Dec 4 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Scientists striving to understand how and when volcanoes might erupt face a challenge: many of the processes take place deep underground in lava tubes churning with dangerous molten Earth. Upon eruption, any subterranean markers that could have offered clues leading up to a blast are often...
Oct 1 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
The blue whale is the largest animal on Earth. It’s also among the loudest. “Sound is a vital mode of communication in the ocean environment, especially over long distances,” said William Oestreich, a graduate student in biology at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station. “Light, or any sort...
Aug 20 2020 | Stanford Engineering Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Coming off a spring quarter disrupted by a global pandemic, two scholars in modern higher education set out to explore the good and the bad in our global experiment with near-universal online education.
Aug 18 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Light is notoriously fast. Its speed is crucial for rapid information exchange, but as light zips through materials, its chances of interacting and exciting atoms and molecules can become very small. If scientists can put the brakes on light particles, or photons, it would open the door to a host...
Aug 11 2020 | Stanford Medicine Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Swapping out red meat for plant-based meat alternatives can lower some cardiovascular risk factors, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford Medicine. The small study was funded by an unrestricted gift from Beyond Meat, which makes plant-based meat alternatives. The researchers used...
Aug 9 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Like a comic book come to life, researchers at Stanford University have developed a kind of X-ray vision – only without the X-rays. Working with hardware similar to what enables autonomous cars to “see” the world around them, the researchers enhanced their system with a highly efficient algorithm...
Jul 29 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
When scientists find a potentially dangerous protein on a cell, they might imagine shrinking themselves down to become tiny surgeons, cutting out just the problematic molecule and leaving the healthy parts of the cell intact. While deft hands and sharp instruments would never be able to excise a...
Jul 24 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Humanity is on a road to more extinctions, shakier food supplies, longer droughts and more frequent spillovers of dangerous viruses from wildlife. A transition toward greater sustainability will require collaboration among public, private and civil society groups, according to Stanford University...
Jul 13 2020 | Stanford Health Policy Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to spike again in California, a team of Stanford modeling experts is working around the clock to pump data into a new assessment tool that is helping California hospitals and public health officials determine their next moves.
Jun 22 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
A new lithium-based electrolyte invented by Stanford University scientists could pave the way for the next generation of battery-powered electric vehicles. In a study published June 22 in Nature Energy, Stanford researchers demonstrate how their novel electrolyte design boosts the performance of...

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