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32 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, Forbes, Williams College, Startups, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Princeton University

9 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Startups, Stanford University

13 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, Entomology, Science

21 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Marketing

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

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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