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Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

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A Stanford University study found that when choosing between two products online, people tend to favor products with more reviews even when the more-reviewed product is inferior.
Stanford professor is working on innovative cooling technology that could be the future of lower-energy air conditioning and refrigeration.
Stanford scholar Shanto Iyengar finds that people are more attached to their political parties than to their own race or religion.
A survey of DNA fragments circulating in the blood suggests the microbes living within us are vastly more diverse than previously known. In fact, 99 percent of that DNA has never been seen before.
A Stanford study finds that despite Americans knowing that smoking can lead to deadly diseases like lung cancer, they underestimate those risks.
Stanford researchers believe that lake sediments preserved within ancient supervolcanoes can host large lithium-rich clay deposits.
Stanford University engineers have developed smart windows that can switch from transparent to opaque in under a minute, a significant improvement over current technology.
Stanford environmental engineers have developed a planning tool called AquaCharge that helps urban water utilities develop efficient, cost-effective systems to replenish aquifers.
New research shows manmade and naturally occurring earthquakes in the central U.S. share the same characteristics, information that will help scientists predict and mitigate damage from future earthquakes.

A new camera that builds on technology first described by Stanford researchers more than 20 years ago could generate the kind of information-rich images that robots need to navigate the world.