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A Stanford state of mind

“Innovation” is a quintessential Stanford buzzword — after all, it’s the alma mater of countless entrepreneurs over the years. The research generated by its intellectual ferment has been one of the largest driving forces for the Bay Area’s high-tech industry. Not to downplay its significance, establishing a comparable environment is no easy task, and the word serves as a beacon for those who dream of similar academic and economic successes.

The Daily brief: August 18, 2011

High-speed rail could overlap Caltrain tracks, says study… Over 58,000 sign up for the widely available online course “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence”… SLAC staff scientist wins Spicer award… Parasite tricks rats into being sexually attracted to cat urine, suggests study… Stanford news from around the Web for August 18, 2011.