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2012-02-06 22:23:37

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama praised the potential of the country's tremendous supply of natural gas buried in shale.

Wireless Power Could Revolutionize Highway Transportation
2012-02-02 05:23:13

A Stanford University research team has designed a high-efficiency charging system that uses magnetic fields to wirelessly transmit large electric currents between metal coils placed several feet apart.

Stanford Aero-engineers Debut Open-source Fluid Dynamics Design Application
2012-01-25 04:00:42

Stanford University Unstructured (SU2) is an open-source software package that gives advanced engineering students a crucial leg up on the time-consuming process of writing their own code to optimize aerospace designs — offering for free what commercial applications command thousands of dollars to do.

2012-01-18 13:29:55

A new approach to motion capture technology is offering fresh insights into tennis injuries – and orthopedic injuries in general.

The Case Of The Dying Aspens
2011-12-14 04:00:20

New research led by Carnegie researcher and Stanford University PhD student William Anderegg offers evidence for the physiological mechanism governing tree death in a drought.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.