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Flies, humans perceive motion in same way

Scientists put flies on tiny spherical treadmills to study their similarities with humans in viewing moving objects. Anyone who has tried to swat a fly...

New memory chip ideal for mobile devices

In an engineering first, Stanford researchers have built a working prototype for a new type of memory chip that has the potential to store...

Scientists explore old mine to store CO2 as a solid

An abandoned mineral mine near Stanford University is providing geoscientists with new insights on how to permanently entomb greenhouse gas emissions inside the earth. For...

Runaway process drives intermediate-depth earthquakes

Stanford scientists may have solved the mystery of what drives a type of earthquake that occurs deep within the Earth and accounts for one...

How water dissolves stone, molecule by molecule

Scientists from Rice University and the University of Bremen’s Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) in Germany have combined cutting-edge experimental techniques and computer...

How Mosquitoes Are Drawn to Human Skin and Breath

Female mosquitoes, which can transmit deadly diseases like malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus and filariasis, are attracted to us by smelling the carbon...

Nalini Ambady, Stanford psychology professor, dies at 54

Nalini Ambady, a Stanford professor of psychology, died Oct. 28 after a long battle with leukemia. Her passing followed a yearlong, worldwide effort by...

High-energy gamma ray burst could re-shape astrophysics theories

This past April, an incredibly bright flash of light burst from near the constellation Leo. Originating billions of light years away, this explosion of...

Scientists Invent Self-healing Battery Electrode

Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of...

Cosmos Seeded with Heavy Elements During Violent Youth

New evidence of heavy elements spread evenly between the galaxies of the giant Perseus cluster supports the theory that the universe underwent a turbulent...

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