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News on Stanford University continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Common Application opens for Fall 2015

The Common Application is now online and ready for college applications applying for Fall 2015 admissions.

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3 hrs ago | NBC Chicago

Driver Plows Into CA Sidewalk Cafe

Six people were injured, two seriously, when a car driven by a 90-year-old man slammed into the outside street seating at the University Cafe in Palo Alto during lunchtime Thursday, police said.

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7 hrs ago | Chemical & Engineering News

Promoting Better Academic Lab Safety Culture

Two new reports released by the National Research Council and Stanford University offer guidance to the chemistry community for how to improve the safety culture in academic laboratories.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Startups, Stanford University, Nuclear Energy

11 hrs ago | Stanford

Researchers discover universal molecular 'flag' that highlights critical genes

Researchers have identified a molecule that marks a cell's key genes and is thought to ensure consistent gene transcription.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Startups, Stanford University, Biology

15 hrs ago | Medical News Today

The autistic brain found to be less flexible at taking on tasks

The brains of children with autism are relatively inflexible at switching from rest to task performance, according to a new brain-imaging study from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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20 hrs ago | China Daily

Stanford project sheds lights on lives of Chinese railway workers

Chinese Railroad Workers in North America, an online digital archive that commemorates the work of thousands of Chinese immigrants in building the Transcontinental Railroad and seeks "to give a voice" to them, was unveiled at Stanford University earlier this week.

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23 hrs ago | Science

Key narcolepsy-influenza vaccine findings retracted

Since swine flu swept the globe in 2009, scientists have scrambled to determine why a small percentage of children in Europe who received the flu vaccine Pandemrix developed narcolepsy, an incurable brain disorder that causes irresistible sleepiness.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Wired

Eruptions Summer Break

So, the summer has melted away quickly and now it's time for me to make my annual pilgrimage to the SHRIMP-RG lab at Stanford University .

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Forbes.com

Williams College Ranks No. 1 On Forbes' 7th Annual Ranking Of America's Top Colleges

The 7th annual rankings, calculated exclusively for Forbes by the Center for College Affordability & Productivity , are featured in the August 18, 2014 issue of Forbes magazine, and online at www.forbes.com/top-colleges .

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Contra Costa Times

Stanford surgeon's love of Rodin leads to high-tech exhibit

Dr. James Chang is photographed with The Three Shades at the Rodin Sculpture Garden at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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CNET News.com

Google Glass enters operating room at Stanford

Surgeons in training at Stanford University add Google's Internet-connected headset to their list of at-hand surgical tools.

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Silicon Alley Insider

This Stunning Peruvian Carbon Map Could Change The Way We Fight Climate Change

Stanford University scientists have produced the first-ever high-resolution carbon geography of Peru, a country whose tropical forests are among the world's most vital in terms of mitigating the global impact of climate change.

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Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, Environment, Science, Global Warming

Pleasanton Weekly

ValleyCare's merger agreement with Stanford moving forward

Corporate members of ValleyCare Health System fill the cafeteria at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton to learn about plans to merge with Stanford University's health care system.

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GreenCarReports

Researchers Create Pure Lithium Anode, 'Holy Grail' For Battery Cell

Existing lithium-ion batteries rely on the movement of lithium ions between the anode and cathode--and back--as the battery charges and discharges.

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Related Topix: Hybrid, Electric Vehicle, Startups, Stanford University, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA

ECNmag

'Holy Grail' of battery design achieved: A stable lithium anode

Engineers use carbon nanospheres to protect lithium from the reactive and expansive problems that have restricted its use as an anode Engineers across the globe have been racing to design smaller, cheaper and more efficient rechargeable batteries to meet the power storage needs of everything from handheld gadgets to electric cars.

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BBC News

Birds beat machines in hover test

Prof David Lentink from Stanford University explains how the footage helped reveal the secrets of a hummingbird's efficient flight Researchers found that - in terms of the power they require to lift their weight - the best hummingbird was over 20% more efficient than the helicopter.

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American Thinker

On Funding Sources and Free Fuel

A few days ago Stanford University put out a press release by Rob Jordan of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment on how a "Stanford study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun" .

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

TechNewsWorld

Stanford Researchers Build a Better Battery

Having to plug smartphones into chargers every 24 hours, give or take, may seem ridiculously old-school a decade from now.

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Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, Materials Science, Science, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle

Medical News Today

What does 'a healthy human' look like? Google want to know

What some commentators are calling Google's "most ambitious project ever" - an attempt to "map" the human body - has been unveiled.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Stanford University, Duke University

Fox News

For children with autism, brain inflexibility may explain behavior

New research has found that the brains of children with autism are relatively inflexible at switching from rest to task and this inflexibility is correlated with behaviors characteristic of the disorder.

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Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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