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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | Palo Alto Weekly

Stanford announces members of sexual-assault task force

Stanford students march back to White Plaza after assembling outside of Vice Provost Greg Boardman's office to demand better protections for victims of sexual assault, during a rally at the plaza on June 5, 2014.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Startups, Stanford University

11 hrs ago | JD Journal

Shane Albright Brings Additional Corporate and Finance Experience to DLA Piper

DLA Piper announced today that Shane Albright has joined the firm's Corporate and Finance practice as a partner in the Silicon Valley office.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, Startups, Stanford University, Biotech, Science / Technology

11 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Autistic Brain Doesn't Toggle Between Resting And Active States, An Important Clue For Therapy

Children with autism have less flexible brains than those without the developmental disorder, researchers at Stanford University said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Stanford University, Startups

12 hrs ago | Daily Policy Digest

Improving Education Would Improve Upward Mobility

Education is critical to future economic success, write Lindsey Burke and Stuart Butler of the Heritage Foundation, yet too many American students are placed in schools with low-quality teachers.

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Related Topix: Heritage Foundation, Charitable Organizations, Stanford University, Startups

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Southland Times

Singer hopes to jazz up Hamilton

The Hamilton singer and actress is about to head to Stanford University in the United States to take part in an intensive jazz vocal programme at the university's prestigious Institute of Jazz.

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Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, us Travel, Travel

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

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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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Startups, Stanford University, Painting, Arts, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

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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Related Topix: Stanford University, Startups, US Governors, Jerry Brown

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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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, University, FL, Startups, Stanford University

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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Related Topix: Stanford University, Startups

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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Related Topix: Stanford University, Startups

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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Related Topix: Stanford University, Startups

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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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Startups, Stanford University, Global Warming, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Department of Energy

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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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Startups, Stanford University, Gadgets

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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Related Topix: Stanford University, Startups

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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Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, Huntsville, AL, Inventions, Science / Technology

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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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Startups, Stanford University, Sports, Stanford University NCAA, NCAA Sports

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