Most of the time we hear about the sun causing wrinkles, skin cancer or sunburns. But the sun also does a bit of good, provided you always apply sunscreen and take breaks under the shade. Vitamin D Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin.” It is an essential nutrient that the human body creates…
For Stanford students and visitors exploring campus this summer, choosing between an array of Bay Area activities can be daunting. However, if your wallet is empty after just one month of summer, consider this short list of completely free things to do in and around Stanford while experiencing the arts and nature of Silicon Valley.
In a Monday afternoon presentation on his new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet,” Varun Sivaram ’11 stressed current constraints on solar power and three types of innovation — financial innovation, technological innovation and systemic innovation — that he believes are key to sustaining solar energy’s rise to dominance.
Stanford scientists have teamed up with NASA to design a satellite that observes the sun and its effects on the earth. The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is part of NASA’s “Living With a Star” program and aims to understand how the sun affects our life and environment.
Candidates endorsed by the Students of Color Coalition (SOCC) won a majority of seats in the ASSU Undergraduate Senate on Saturday as undergraduate voters elected 10 of 12 coalition members to next year’s legislative body.
Voting was set to open for the 2010 ASSU election at 12:00 a.m. this morning, and candidates are making their last-ditch efforts to garner students’ votes before polls close at 11:59 p.m. Friday night.