The possibility of hypersonic flight — offering endless potential in air and space travel but also posing numerous engineering challenges — recently became the domain of Stanford engineers. The Stanford Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP) received a five-year $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate the subject virtually.
Women’s Cancer Center opens Monday… Alum’s startup to introduce “light-field” camera… Hoover fellow pushes dispensary legalization in Palo Alto… Two SLAC scientists each awarded $2.5 million grants… Stanford news from around the Web for June 23, 2011.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative recently awarded $25 million to a joint research effort by Stanford and UC-Berkeley. The team, called the Bay Area Photovoltaics Consortium (BAPVC), will work to address technical barriers to the solar power industry and reduce the cost of solar installations.
Researchers at Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory may have discovered a new phase of matter, distinct from solids, gases, liquids and plasmas. Working in conjunction with scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley, the Stanford researchers made the discovery while studying certain properties of high-temperature superconductors.
Stanford researchers will receive $500,000 to finance studies that analyze the effectiveness of motivational strategies and awareness campaigns in cutting back residential energy use. The funds are part of a nearly $3.5 million award underwritten by the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research program
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu joined politicians and scientists for a ceremony at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on Monday to dedicate a new scientific instrument, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS).
The growth of nuclear energy in the United States depends on if or how Congress will regulate carbon emissions, said Chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Gregory B. Jaczko in a talk to energy students at Stanford on Tuesday.
The U.S. Secretary of Energy spoke here Monday about climate change and technology