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2 hrs ago | NewsFactor

Researchers Tout Battery Breakthrough

To overcome problems with using pure lithium as an anode, the Stanford researchers built a protective layer of interconnected carbon domes that sits on top of the lithium anode surface, dubbed "nanospheres" by the researchers.

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6 hrs ago | Palo Alto Weekly

Works from major American artists gifted to Stanford

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford received major gifts of works by three notable American artists in July 2014.

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7 hrs ago | University Business

Stanford University law prof appointed to California Supreme Court

Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, a Mexican-born Stanford University law professor, is Gov. Jerry Brown's pick as the next associate justice of the California Supreme Court.

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9 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Ronald Bailey on the Moral Case for Self-Driving Cars

The coming era of autonomous autos raises concerns about legal liability and safety, but there are good reasons to believe that robot cars may exceed human drivers when it comes to practical and even ethical decision making.

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17 hrs ago | Sun-Star

Excellence inside out

IT WAS Liza's first day as a nurse in the operating room. She felt nervous. She noticed that one sponge was missing.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

TheCelebrityCafe

Scientists say Earth's sixth mass extinction is underway

Scientists and researchers at Stanford University speculate that the Earth is on the brink of its sixth mass extinction.

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EurekAlert!

Stanford team achieves 'holy grail' of battery design: 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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NorCalBlogs

Climactic headline shifts

But the risk is about 20 times more significant than it would be without global warming, and it may require planning by organizations that are affected by international food availability and price.

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Engadget

Solar cells cool themselves to produce more power

Solar power cells need to stay relatively cool for the sake of both efficiency and longevity, but active cooling isn't practical; it's expensive, and may block the very rays the cells are supposed to collect.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Appel's unusual progression to finally include Class AA stop

Mark Appel arguably should have started the year at Class AA Corpus Christi after dominating at Stanford University and being taken first overall in last year's draft.

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WHNT-TV Huntsville

Tech Trek inspires girls to get involved in math, sciences

Alabama's first Tech Trek camp appears to have been a success. The week-long residential camp, for rising 8th grade girls, wrapped up Friday at UAHuntsville.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Rule of Tree

Council Rock North QB Brandon McIlwain will visit Stanford on Sunday

Brandon McIlwain, the starting quarterback for Council Rock North, who is ranked twenty ninth in the 2016 class by ESPN, will take an unofficial visit to Stanford University on Sunday, according to 247Sports.

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Gizmag

Stanford researchers develop self-cooling solar cells

Photovoltaic cells are one of the more promising alternative energy sources. Mechanically they are very simple, with no moving parts, and are clean and emission-free.

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Newkerala.com

Earth's 6th mass extinction begins

A study has revealed the early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event, for which human activities are being held responsible.

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Scientific Blogging

Climate Change May Slow Down The Agriculture Boom

It's no secret that the last few decades have seen a whirlwind of improvements in agricultural science.

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Deutsche Welle

100 percent renewable energy scenario for California

California could meet its energy needs with renewables alone, according to Stanford University researchers.

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Fibers.org

OSA launches new journal for optics and photonics research

The Optical Society has launched a new open-access online journal, titled Optica , which will include research in the optics and photonics fields.

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Art Daily

Cantor Arts Center unveils 3 transformative gifts: Works by Warhol, Diebenkorn, and Lawrence

The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University today announced three transformative gifts of work by Andy Warhol, Richard Diebenkorn, and Jacob Lawrence.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Patch.com

Gov. Brown Nominates Hispanic to State Supreme Court

Stanford University law professor Mariano-Florentino CuAŠllar was nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Supreme Court Tuesday.

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Washington University in St. Louis

Corcoran named assistant dean for finance

Mary Corcoran has been named assistant dean for finance at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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