Mina Shah’s “Save the whales” piece inspired me to write more on the topic of environmental protection. While I sincerely hope that the increased frequency of beached animals is a result of population recovery rather than global warming, the reach of global warming is far and wide, and likely extends beyond that which we are…
The $3 million dollar Breakthrough prize, created by a group of billionaires that included Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Ma and Yuri Milner, seeks to “celebrate the best scientific work and inspire the next generation of scientists.” However, despite the noble goals expressed in its slogan, since its inception, the Breakthrough Prize has…
The vicarious experience of the astronauts’ triumph instills a certain pride in humankind, in what we can accomplish, in what we can dream. We should look for that sense of wonder and fascination in whatever we do. Our experiences have value–and so do we.
Ford Motors opened a new Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto in late January that plans to further its partnership with Stanford’s Engineering Department and to accelerate the development of autonomous vehicle technology.
As students in the Silicon Valley it is difficult for us to conceive of a world in which innovation is not rewarded. However, without sufficient action to deter economic espionage, this will increasingly be the reality we face.
Moore’s Law is limited by the minimum size of a transistor, which in turn is limited by the size of atoms. A 2014 IEEE report concludes that, “Moore’s Law is not dead, but it has clearly reached old age, and no fundamental technology has emerged to replace it.” And just as the propeller did not imply the jet engine, quantum computing, widely seen as our best chance beyond Moore’s Law, still remains an uncertainty.
Stanford’s National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) recently selected 12 universities as the inaugural cohort of the center’s Pathways to Innovation program.
The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED), an auxiliary of the Graduate School of Business, established an innovation center in Accra, Ghana, with the help of a $150 million initial grant from Dorothy and Robert King MBA ‘60.