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2011-06-13 11:14:18

Researchers say human adult and embryonic stem cell research is complementary.

2011-06-08 14:20:00

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Youth Impact Program and three-time Super Bowl champion with the San Francisco 49ers; along with Stanford Director of Athletics Bob Bowlsby; Stanford Head Football Coach David Shaw; and San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh; announced Monday that one of the nation's most innovative summer mentoring initiatives for disadvantaged youth, the Youth Impact Program, will hold its inaugural...

2011-06-08 11:08:52

Stanford sophomores studying ants in a summer course discovered that the local ants were using poison to kill invading Argentine ants.

2011-06-06 14:00:00

The tropics and much of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations continue to increase.

2011-06-03 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three hundred and forty-four riders participated in the first annual Canary Century bike event on May 28, 2011 and raised funds for cancer research and innovative supportive care programs at the Stanford Cancer Center (SCC).

2011-05-26 21:23:37

Coastal communities hard hit by ocean acidification hotspots have more options than they may realize, says an interdisciplinary team of science and legal experts.

2011-05-23 13:30:00

Stanford University astrophysicist Risa Wechsler andother researchers have found that only four percent of galaxies are similar to the Milky Way galaxy.

2011-05-16 17:14:24

The majority of seaports around the world are unprepared for the potentially damaging impacts of climate change in the coming century.

2011-05-12 11:16:46

An innovative program to encourage sustainable farming in rural China has helped restore eroded forestland while producing economic gains for many farmers, according to a new study by Stanford University researchers.

2011-05-09 13:16:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new solution for physical security, SRI Sarnoff's VerifIR(TM) threat detection system, was named Best in Video Surveillance Advanced Imaging Technologies in the New Product Showcase at ISC West by the Security Industry Association (SIA). The VerifIR stand-off camera system displays real-time visible/IR fused video to find and characterize hidden threats in crowd-congested areas.

Word of the Day
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)