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4 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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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Medical Daily

Psychotic Voices In Your Head Depend On Culture You're From: Friendly In Ghana, Evil In America

How we hear hallucinatory "voices," either as the result of schizophrenia or some other undiagnosed condition, may depend largely on the culture in which we live, a new Stanford University study finds.

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Related Topix: Ghana, Africa, World News, Startups, Stanford University, Anthropology, Science, San Mateo County, CA, San Mateo, CA, India

Wed Jul 23, 2014

PhysicsWeb Events

Plasmonic chip diagnoses diabetes

A plasmonic chip that can diagnose type-1 diabetes has been unveiled by researchers at Stanford University in the US.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Startups, Stanford University, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

The Hartford Courant

Group Says Incoming School Chief Supplied 'Ph.D.' Bio Information He Now Disavows

A national research organization said Wednesday that Terrence P. Carter, the incoming superintendent of schools in New London , submitted a biography in 2011 that indicated he had received a Ph.D. from Stanford University , an assertion that contradicts what the embattled educator has said.

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T.H.E. Journal

More School Time on Math Won't Help Struggling Students in the Long Run

Will more time in math class equate to more math fluency for middle school students? Not in the long run, according to research done at Stanford University's Center for Educational Policy Analysis .

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Saratoga News

New California Supreme Court justice

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday nominated Stanford University law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to a vacancy on the California Supreme Court, adding a Latino to the state's high court and again choosing a prominent legal scholar without judicial experience to shape the court's future.

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