Researchers at Stanford and the University of Michigan recently found that an insurance policy that offered lower rates for obese customers who participated in a walking program was successful in getting these patients to exercise more.
Cassandra Brooks, a first-year doctoral student at the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, recently completed a trip on an icebreaker vessel through the Ross Sea in Antarctica with the National Science Foundation (NSF).
As part of an ongoing partnership with the San Francisco World Music Festival, the Department of Music offered a course on the music and culture of Azerbaijan—intended to help promote world music and global activism—this quarter.
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History Jamie Meltzer has directed four documentary films to date and recently raised $31,520 through Kickstarter for a fifth, entitled “Freedom Fighters.” Meltzer sat down with The Daily to discuss his hopes for the film and how he became involved with the Freedom Fighters.
A team of Stanford researchers has collaborated with scientists at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to produce the first successful demonstration of peel-and-stick solar cells, which can be attached to almost any surface or object.
Even among the academically talented students of Stanford’s Online High School (OHS), 14-year-old Winter Vinecki can list some unusual accomplishments.
Professor of Neurobiology William Newsome has been selected as a co-chair of the planning committee for the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project, an initiative created by President Barack Obama to shape the future of neuroscience in America.
Palo Alto joined a select group of environmentally friendly cities last month by becoming completely “carbon neutral,” providing 100 percent of all electricity from carbon-free sources.