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Stanford donates $1 million to construction of affordable housing in Redwood City

On Feb. 14, Stanford announced that it would contribute $1 million to the Saint Francis Center to assist in the purchase of 25 housing units for residents at risk of displacement in downtown Redwood City. This contribution is part of the ongoing effort to increase affordable housing units in the region.

The purchase allows current tenants of the Benedicere Apartments, located at 780 Bradford Street, to remain in their homes at their existing, lower rental rates. This is part of an effort to eventually convert all units into affordable housing for low-income tenants while existing residents vacate their units. Current tenants will also be able to qualify for affordable housing rates.

Researchers design energy-saving method to wake up electronics

It’s not the usual Valentine’s day treat, but today’s audience at the International Solid State Circuits Conference will hear two Stanford researchers present a breakthrough finding that paints a rosy picture of the future of the Internet of Things, a catch-all phrase referring to any network of smart devices. Their work centers around using ultrasonic signals to wake up electronic devices.

Brain folding sheds light on neurological diseases, researchers find

It may seem unlikely that studying the mechanics of concrete would inform brain research. However, Ellen Kuhl, mechanical engineering professor and head researcher for the Living Matter Lab, started out studying the molecular interactions of concrete and is now applying this understanding to the field of neuroscience, where her research has led to groundbreaking discoveries about neurological disorders.