At the height of the Cold War, Stanford designated as many as 56 fallout shelters on campus. The University managed these shelters, which collectively had a maximum occupancy of 49,269 people, as a part of emergency plans in the event of a nuclear strike or natural disaster.
Since the start of 2018, the Stanford Fire Marshal’s Office (SUFMO) has worked with Land, Buildings and Real Estate (LBRE), the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve and other campus partners to create a comprehensive wildfire management plan.
On Friday, officials from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) removed radioactive material from a San Carlos home formerly owned by recently deceased SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory employee Ronald Seefred.
As a part of its initiative to further research in biology, chemistry and material sciences, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory unveiled one of the world’s most advanced cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facilities in April.
Researchers from Stanford and SLAC captured the first atomic-level images of dendrites, a finger-like growth structure that forms while batteries charge and hinders the ability of batteries to retain energy.
A group of Stanford researchers recently published a paper on their first-of-its-kind research that captured water freezing into an alternative form called ice VII (“ice seven”), which is found within other planetary bodies.
A team of researchers—including scientists from Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory—have discovered how to improve catalytic performance using nanotechnology. The scientists published their findings on May 18 in the scientific journal Nature Communications.
Stanford researchers demonstrated that microorganisms do not always break down organic matter in oxygen-poor areas, causing large amounts of carbon to accumulate in soil and sediments according to a study published in Nature Geoscience, “Thermodynamically controlled preservation of organic carbon in floodplains.”