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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.

Stanford researchers have found that humpback whales flap their foreflippers like penguins or sea lions. This unexpected observation helps explain whale maneuvering and could improve designs inspired by their movement.
Using step data captured by smartphones, Stanford researchers have defined a new public health risk they call activity inequality. That's the gap between people who walk a lot and those who walk very little.
An algorithm developed by Stanford computer scientists can diagnose 14 types of heart rhythm defects, called arrhythmias, better than cardiologists.
Stanford researchers are exploring how corals that recolonized Bikini Atoll after nuclear bomb tests 70 years ago have adapted to persistent radiation. Their work is featured in a PBS series.
Researchers at Stanford University combined gecko-inspired adhesives and a custom robotic gripper to create a device for grabbing space debris.
The nation’s drug policies are based on unproven assumptions about addiction, Standford University researchers say, and neuroscience could help shape more effective policies.