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Tag Archives: Stanford University

CELEBRATING TWO VERY SPECIAL MATHEMATICIANS

MATHEMATICIANS MARINA Ratner and Maryam Mirzakhani passed away within a week of each other, on July 7 and July 14, 2017, respectively. That they were successful women in a predominately … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

NANOPOROUS FABRICS MAY KEEP US COOL

THE SAME SCIENTIFIC principle that explains a blue sky might bring new fabrics that keep us cool. Researchers have recently engineered polyethylenes that are measurably better than cotton or “cool” … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · 3 Comments

FACING UP TO IT

“DID HE really say that??” Maybe yes, maybe no. Facial video manipulation is technically fascinating, potentially beneficial and yet terrifying. The concept builds on human sensitivity to red, green and … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

FUN (AND UTILITY) WITH SCIENCE

PUNCH CARD Programmable Microfluidics holds the promise of bringing more science out of the research lab and into the developing world. It could also be a lot of fun encouraging … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

CLIFFORD NASS—SINGULAR SCHOLAR

I NOTE the recent death by heart attack of Clifford Nass, 55, Stanford University professor and expert on how humans interact with advanced technology. It was Prof. Nass whose research … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 1 Comment