Philosophy Talk, a national public radio show hosted by two Stanford professors, presented the ethical dilemmas introduced by self-driving cars last Wednesday in Cubberley Auditorium.
During a three-and-a-half month session on the International Space Station, Rubins participated in the first successful effort to sequence DNA under low-gravity conditions.
David Lentink and his graduate student assistant Mark Deetjen, a third-year mechanical engineering Ph.D candidate, are in the midst of developing a new method of mapping dynamic surfaces in order to discover key features of bird’s wings, which could be applied to any study of movement. According to Lentink, this could have implications in the growing drone market.
While OAPE Director Ralph Castro noted that Stanford needs “more time to measure sustained change,” he suggested that the policy changes have had some positive effects on the student body.
Researchers in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences has found that an Iceland-sized region of Africa has been undergoing harmful deforestation since the beginning of the 21st century.
At the conclusion of Tree Week this year, Tyler Clark ’18 emerged as the new Stanford Tree. Clark and fellow Tree candidate Magic performed an exorcism and traveled out of the country to impress the Leland Stanford Junior Marching Band (LSJUMB) over the course of the two-week long audition period.
Kenneth Arrow, the youngest economist to date to win the Nobel Prize, taught and researched at Stanford until 1991. His work revolved around theories of social choice.
A new initiative to save the California red-legged frog on campus grounds has become an archaeology project to find an old country jail west of Page Mill Road. Since the red-legged frog was named California’s state amphibian in 2014, Stanford has decided to modify its grounds to accommodate and protect their habitats in accordance with…
More student researchers will now have the opportunity to hold primary source documents in their hands, rather than through a computer screen.
Environmental policy could face setbacks under a climate-skeptic Trump administration, but it may be too early to call doom and gloom, according to a Stanford Law School panel. The panel included four political experts on climate change who spoke on the potential ramifications of Trump’s presidency on environmental policies. The bipartisan panel contained members whose specialties spanned political and environmental science as well as law.
The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) invited Arthur Brooks, head of the American Enterprise Institute, to campus this week to speak about the relationship between happiness and a capitalist society.
The Venezuelan Student Association hosted Leopoldo Lopez Sr., father of the Venezuelan political prisoner and leader of the Venezuelan Political Party Voluntad Popular, Leopoldo López.