Stanford engineering professor John Dabiri collaborated with scientists from across the country to shed light on the counterintuitive way aquatic creatures move. These new insights provide the foundations for bio-inspired underwater vehicles and methods for studying aquatic animal movement.
Unlike most classes, this three-unit IntroSem uses Stanford’s expansive campus as its classroom. The class meets for about three hours once a week and consists of lectures by guest speakers, tree tours and the academic exploration of trees.
In fall 2016, a combined science library will open in the Old Chemistry building. The library will compile the resources of the Mathematics and Statistics, Biology and Chemistry libraries into one facility.
After receiving only two applicants for their winter quarter, the Hopkins Marine Station cancelled its courses for the first time in 20 years.
As resource shortages and the energy crisis loom near, biomimicry provides countless opportunities for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our technologies. If we want to move toward a greener future, we should look to the green that’s already around us.
Earlier this month, the Board of Trustees approved the construction of a $254 million building to house Stanford’s Chemistry, Engineering and Medicine for Human Health (ChEM-H) and Neurosciences Institutes (SNI). Expected to be complete by summer of 2018, the building will be located on West Campus at the site currently occupied by the Cardinal Cogeneration Plant.
A team of Stanford researchers has discovered that a molecule previously thought to exclusively play a role in the immune system is in fact both necessary and sufficient for pruning connections between neurons in the visual system, in a breakthrough that opens the door to further advances in the field.
Stanford Biostores, which has been supplying reagents and general lab supplies to the research community on campus for the last 50 years, will be officially shutting down on March 31.