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electronic glovevideo

Stanford Develops an Electronic Glove That Gives Robots a Sense of...

Stanford engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for...
thermal transistor

How Can We Design Electronic Devices That Don’t Overheat?

You’ve felt the heat before — the smartphone that warms while running a navigation app or the laptop that gets too hot for your lap. The...
Rooftop Device

Stanford Researchers Develop a Rooftop Device That Can Make Solar Power...

Stanford electrical engineer Shanhui Fan wants to revolutionize energy-producing rooftop arrays.Today, such arrays do one thing – they turn sunlight into electricity. But Fan’s lab has...
insulator

In Materials Hit with Light, Individual Atoms and Vibrations Take Disorderly...

Hitting a material with laser light sends vibrations rippling through its latticework of atoms, and at the same time can nudge the lattice into...
Tiny Light Detectors

Stanford Engineers Develop Tiny Light Detectors That Work like Gecko Ears

Geckos and many other animals have heads that are too small to triangulate the location of noises the way we do, with widely spaced...
robots

Robots Learn Tasks from People with Framework

In the basement of the Gates Computer Science Building at Stanford University, a screen attached to a red robotic arm lights up. A pair...
small flying robotsvideo

Small Flying Robots to Anchor onto Surfaces and Pull Heavy Loads

A closed door is just one of many obstacles that poses no barrier to a new type of flying, micro, tugging robot called a...
environmental monitoring

Stanford Students Deploy Machine Learning to Aid Environmental Monitoring

As Hurricane Florence ground its way through North Carolina, it released what might politely be called an excrement storm. Massive hog farm manure pools...
human behaviour

Researchers Call for Open and Respectful Debate Around Stanford Prison Experiment

Some of the world’s leading social psychologists, including Professor Stephen Reicher from the University of St Andrews, have called for an open and respectful debate...
cortisol biosensor

Wearable Device from Stanford Measures Cortisol in Sweat

The hormone cortisol rises and falls naturally throughout the day and can spike in response to stress but current methods for measuring cortisol levels...
rechargeable battery

Scientists Advance New Way to Store Wind and Solar Electricity on...

A new combination of materials developed by Stanford researchers may aid in developing a rechargeable battery able to store the large amounts of renewable...
kidney transplant

Stanford Researchers Team up to Fight Common Viral Infection in Kidney...

Organ transplants save lives, but the immune-suppressing drugs needed to protect a transplant leave the recipient susceptible to potentially deadly infections like cytomegalovirus, or...
antibioticsvideo

Bacterial Armor Could Be a New Target for Antibiotics

For over a century, scientists have studied E. coli, one of the bacteria that cause food poisoning, as a model for fighting infections. Such research...
prosthetic devices and robots

Artificial Nerve System Gives Prosthetic Devices and Robots a Sense of...

Stanford and Seoul National University researchers have developed an artificial sensory nerve system that can activate the twitch reflex in a cockroach and identify...
Armed drones

Armed Drones Changing Conflict Faster Than Anticipated, Stanford Scholar Finds

Could the mere threat of using an armed drone ever coerce an enemy to change their behavior – without attacking them?Yes, says Stanford political...
plant cell

New UMass Amherst, Stanford Research Identifies Plant Cell Wall Sensing Mechanism

An international collaboration of plant researchers this week reports yet another newly discovered role for the versatile receptor kinase, FERONIA, in the model plant Arabidopsis....
touch-sensors

Stanford Researchers Develop Stretchable, Touch-Sensitive Electronics

Of the many ways that humans make sense of our world – with our eyes, ears, nose and mouth – none is perhaps less...
small electronic devices

Stanford Researchers Develop New Method for Waking up Small Electronic Devices

As smartphone users know all too well, a sleeping device can still suck the life out of a battery. One solution for extending the...
brainvideo

Recording a Thought’s Fleeting Trip Through the Brain

UC Berkeley neuroscientists have tracked the progress of a thought through the brain, showing clearly how the prefrontal cortex at the front of the...
robotics

Stanford Students Learn to Enhance Computers and Robots with Touch

The woman’s eyes were closed, her hands at her sides, as she walked confidently toward a wall. Just before making contact, she jerked to...