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Stanford University faculty and students are conducting research to make the Internet more secure.

While teaching her first class at Stanford last spring, Erin Mordecai wasn’t afraid to set the bar high. She challenged her students to tackle the emergence of Zika as the epidemic continued to grab headlines.

Monitoring a newly discovered group of genes in coral could predict when they are under stress and might bleach. The approach could improve conservation strategies for at-risk coral reefs.
The case studies are meant to be a resource for department chairs and deans who are contemplating large-scale efforts of their own.

On a recent afternoon, a small group of students gathered around a large table in one of the rooms at the Stanford Archaeology Center.

Researchers have created a new type of solar cell that replaces silicon with a crystal called perovskite. This design converts sunlight to electricity at efficiencies similar to current technology but at much lower cost.
The results, published in Nature, could pave the way to the cleaner production of methanol, an important industrial feedstock and potential green fuel.
Researchers have engineered a low-cost plastic material that could become the basis for clothing that cools the wearer, reducing the need for energy-consuming air conditioning.
An interdisciplinary team has developed a way to track how particles charge and discharge at the nanoscale, an advance that will lead to better batteries for all sorts of mobile applications.
According Stanford researchers, when Girl Scouts participated in energy-saving education programs, they improved their energy-use behaviors and influenced their families to do so as well.