Stanford engineers’ optical concentrator could help solar arrays capture more light even on a cloudy day without tracking the Sun

Even with the impressive and continuous advances in solar technologies, the question remains: How can we efficiently collect energy from sunlight coming from varying angles from sunrise to sunset? Even with the impressive and continuous advances in solar technologies, the question remains: How can we efficiently collect energy from sunlight coming from varying angles from … Read more

The human side to research brought to life by scientific artist Kelly Stanford

Scientific artist Kelly Stanford has sure come a long way since we last spoke to her in 2019. The Manchester, UK-based science communicator is a Physical Geography PhD candidate from the University of Hull’s Energy and Environment Institute and winner of EGU’s Artist (not) in Residence in 2021. This year, at the Union’s General Assembly … Read more

Stanford Scientists Unlock Mysteries of Plant Growth and Health

A study finds that algal genes provide answers to questions concerning plant growth and health. The discovery will help develop heat-tolerant crops and improve algal biofuel production Plants, like all other known organisms, utilize[{” attribute=””>DNA to pass on traits. Animal genetics often focuses on parentage and lineage, but this can can be challenging in plant … Read more

Stanford Scientists Discover That Adding a Particular Seafood to Your Diet Can Reverse Signs of Aging

Researchers discovered that supplementing a diet with the sea organisms Ascidiacea, also known as sea squirts, reverses some of the main signs of aging in an animal model. Supplementing your diet with the sea organisms Ascidiacea, also known as sea squirts, reverses some of the main signs of aging according to a new study using … Read more

Most common major for Stanford athletes is human biology, data shows

Curran Phillips, a senior on the men’s gymnastics team, has long wanted to pursue a career in medicine. So when he came to Stanford, he looked for a major that would allow him to explore this field and fulfill the necessary pre-med requirements. He landed on Human Biology. 57 student athletes – 45 from women’s … Read more

At Stanford, the New Applied Science Is Social Engineering: News: The Independent Institute

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education recently named Stanford University the worst higher education institution for free speech in the United States. Sadly, this problem is only one of many that are eroding student life at Stanford. Over the past several years, Stanford’s activist administration has sought to transform almost every element of student … Read more

Stanford Climate Science Polluted by “Environmental Justice”

At Stanford, environmental science has its own inconvenient truth, and it’s not the one Al Gore talks about. The truth is identity politics pollutes the way Stanford teaches about climate change. There’s no shortage of funding for environmental science; after all, venture capitalist John Doerr recently donated $ 1.1 billion to Stanford for a new … Read more

Stanford study finds a new cause of heart attack

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists from Stanford University found how viruses like influenza and SARS-CoV-2 as well as their associated vaccines may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart inflammation, and other heart complications. The research is published in Circulation Research and was conducted by Patricia Nguyen et al. Coronary artery disease is a … Read more

Cannabis linked to heart disease, Stanford study finds

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Scientists from Stanford Medicine found that people who use marijuana have an increased risk of heart disease and heart attack. They also showed that the psychoactive component of the drug, known as THC, causes inflammation in endothelial cells that line the interior of blood vessels, as well as atherosclerosis (thickening or … Read more

Gravity telescope could image exoplanets, shows Stanford study

Credit: Alexander Madurowicz. In the time since the first exoplanet was discovered in 1992, astronomers have detected more than 5,000 planets orbiting other stars. But when astronomers detect a new exoplanet, we don’t learn a lot about it: We know that it exists and a few features about it, but the rest is a mystery. … Read more