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Samir Sen

Blowin’ Off Steam

A blast of warm air gushed out of the sides as Armando tried lifting the manhole. 50 pounds of metal casing was all that prevented us from finally entering the steam tunnels. It was 12:13 a.m. We were at the cross way between Roble and the Durand building — wide awake and brimming with anticipation.…

Stanford Researchers Look to Economics in the Fight Against Aging

As spring rolls around, students and experts from universities across the globe will convene at the Stanford Economics Department’s Center on Longevity for its annual Design Challenge. The $10,000 competition is just one of the many ways in which the Center on Longevity is encouraging innovation to address human aging and lifespan.   With a 21‐member faculty…

As Herbie Imagined it

The world as director Robert Stevenson encapsulated it in Disney’s 1968 hit film, The Love Bug, may not be so far away.   In the movie, aspiring race car driver Jim Douglas’ whole life changes when he finds himself in possession of Herbie – the famed, self-driving automobile. During one particularly climactic scene, an emotional…

Searching for the Truth Behind Alien Life

Last month, residents, students, scientists and newscasters were fascinated by a bright white light which burst through the evening skies in Southern California. But what lay inside that lights is still unknown. Videos and photos overwhelmed social media with tags like #UFO and #Meteors as people proposed various alien themed theories. Some people were so…
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