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Stanford Investigates the Hits that Cause Concussions

Stanford Investigates the Hits that Cause Concussions

It's no secret that concussions are endemic in American football at every level, from peewees to the pros, but little is known about the hits that cause them. Stanford University is searching for answers.

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Your Videos on QUEST: Steve Fyffe

Your Videos on QUEST: Steve Fyffe

Motion-activated cameras at Stanford University's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve provide scientists a window into the secret lives of the animals there. This short video by the Stanford News Service reveals how these "camera traps" work and shows some of the amazing animals that roam around Jasper Ridge at night.

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A Ribbon Cutting with a Green Twist

A Ribbon Cutting with a Green Twist

On the afternoon of Tuesday, May 15, 2012, I hitched a ride with my closest friend from San Francisco out to Palo Alto to attend the ribbon cutting for the first public fast charger in California for electric vehicles in Stanford Mall.

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Celebrating Earth Day in the Age of Man

Celebrating Earth Day in the Age of Man

How did you celebrate Earth Day?  This year an estimated 1 billion people participated in Earth Day events world-wide around  April 22.

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Stanford Engineering Offers Free Online Classes

Stanford Engineering Offers Free Online Classes

Stanford is offering anyone with a computer and an internet connection an unprecedented opportunity to take free online courses with its engineering department.

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Stanford Students Create Kinect-Powered 'JediBot'

Stanford Students Create Kinect-Powered 'JediBot'

A group of Stanford engineering students channeled their love of Star Wars to create a 'JediBot', a Kinect-powered robot that is strong with the force.

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The Search for Alcoholism's Miracle Drug

The Search for Alcoholism's Miracle Drug

Alcoholism is a very treatable disease, but still, there are some challenges.

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The Science of Pain

The Science of Pain

Pain is the most common reason for trips to the doctor's office. But how exactly pain works is still a mystery in many ways.

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Artificial Electronic 'Super Skin' In the Works at Stanford

Artificial Electronic 'Super Skin' In the Works at Stanford

Stanford researchers are developing solar powered electronic skin that could help us detect disease earlier.

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Producer's Notes: Science on the SPOT Revisiting Albino Redwoods

Producer's Notes: Science on the SPOT Revisiting Albino Redwoods

Science begins with our curiosity. The first step is to start asking questions, probably most often “Why?” and “How?” And as much as we wish it were different, "because I said so" is never enough, as you have to back up your case with some proof, or at least some compelling evidence.

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Pushing The Boundaries of Visual Computing at Stanford

Pushing The Boundaries of Visual Computing at Stanford

Stanford is opening a new computing center to study visual computing, user experience and user interaction.

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Learning About Life Through Real-Time Biotic Video Games

Learning About Life Through Real-Time Biotic Video Games

Imagine a world where games could influence the actions of others. A team at Stanford has taken the first step towards creating biotic games.

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Kepler Scientists Find New Planetary System

Kepler Scientists Find New Planetary System

A team of researchers, led by NASA scientists in Mountain View, announced on Thursday the discovery of at least two Saturn-sized planets outside of our solar system orbiting the same Sun-like star.

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Go Big Green: Stanford Lightens Its Carbon Load

Go Big Green: Stanford Lightens Its Carbon Load

A new generation of eco-centric builders and designers are embarking on a $250 million project to raise, retrofit and re-power buildings across the 8,000-acre campus, in the hopes of slashing Stanford’s greenhouse gas emissions to 20 percent below 1990 levels in just 10 years.

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The Paper Battery Chase

The Paper Battery Chase

Scientists at Stanford University are learning how to coat ordinary paper with an ink composed of carbon nanotubes and silver nanowires to make an excellent energy storage device.

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Producer's Notes: Illuminating Depression

Producer's Notes: Illuminating Depression

Imagine a medical disease that afflicts eighteen million people in the U.S., for which more than 160 million prescriptions were filled in 2008, that is one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S., but a disease for which no definitive medical model of pathology exists.

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Producer's Notes: Decoding Synthetic Biology

Producer's Notes: Decoding Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology portends big changes in our lives by ushering in a dizzying array of applications in everything from medicine to biofuels, environmental remediation to agriculture.

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Inside the Stanford Linear Accelerator

Inside the Stanford Linear Accelerator

On the heels of the opening of the Large Hadron Collider last year, I was curious about these particle accelerators: how they work, what research is conducted there, and most importantly why.

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Science Event Pick: Gobble, Gobble– Science for Foodies

Science Event Pick: Gobble, Gobble– Science for Foodies

Here in the Bay Area, we're known the world around as foodies, especially given the recent popularity of the Slow Food Festival. As we approach the biggest food holiday of the year, it's a great opportunity to think about the science behind all of these scrumptious meals.

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Producer's Notes for Bio-inspiration: Nature as Muse

Producer's Notes for Bio-inspiration: Nature as Muse

Bio-inspired design borrows its creative inspiration from models and systems in nature, that is, plant and animal parts that have been slowly tweaked for over 3.8 billion years. But that doesn't mean that nature's designs are perfect.

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