Coursera recently blocked access to users in Cuba, Iran and Sudan in order to comply with federal export regulations prohibiting massive open online course (MOOC) providers from operating in sanctioned countries.
Stanford will collaborate with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies to lead a new Center for Excellence in Stem Cell Genomics starting this spring, in an initiative backed by a $40 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
StartX, a non-profit startup incubator for Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs, hosted its 11th Demo Day last Thursday night, as eight companies delivered business pitches to a crowd of influential advisors, investors and media members.
Yahoo acquired the Stanford alumni-founded and former StartX company Aviate this month. The purchase is part of a series of companies and technologies recently acquired by the search engine, including another Stanford alumni-founded company, PeerCDN.
A team of researchers from Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has developed a self-healing battery electrode, the first of its kind for lithium ion batteries.
The self-renewing battery contains a silicon electrode that is protected by a stretchy polymer, which not only holds the battery together but also fills in the tiny cracks that may develop during battery operation, essentially allowing the battery to heal itself.