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Rearranging wind turbines ups their output

Research into the best ways to arrange wind turbines has produced staggering results — quite literally.  The University of Delaware’s Cristina Archer and her...

Microbiome in low birth weight infants differentiate weeks after birth

Low birth weight infants are host to numerous microorganisms immediately after birth, and the microbiomes of their mouths and gut start out very similar...

Unique chemistry in hydrogen catalysts

Making hydrogen easily and cheaply is a dream goal for clean, sustainable energy. Bacteria have been doing exactly that for billions of years, and...

High-income Americans are more segregated than ever

Since 1970, middle‐income neighborhoods have been disappearing. In 2009, only 42 percent of families lived in middle‐income neighborhoods, compared with 65 percent four decades...

Scientists develop heat-resistant materials that could vastly improve solar cell efficiency

Scientists have created a heat-resistant thermal emitter that could significantly improve the efficiency of solar cells. The novel component is designed to convert heat from...

Sexualized avatars affect the real world, Stanford researchers find

Researchers at Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab are delving into questions posed by sexualized depictions of women in video games. Specifically, do female players who...

Bold claim: NSF-funded research may revolutionize electronics

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), a team of Stanford University engineers has for the first time built a tiny computer with...

A first: Stanford engineers build computer using carbon nanotube technology

A team of Stanford engineers has built a basic computer using carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has the potential to launch a new...

Scientists Use ‘Wired Microbes’ To Generate Electricity From Sewage

Engineers at Stanford University have devised a new way to generate electricity from sewage using naturally-occurring “wired microbes” as mini power plants, producing electricity...

Tissue loss triggers regeneration in planarian flatworms

Unlike humans, planarian flatworms have the remarkable ability to regrow any missing body part, making them an ideal model with which to study the...

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