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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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Stanford researchers redefine what it means for low-cost semiconductors, called quantum dots, to be near-perfect and find that quantum dots meet quality standards set by more expensive alternatives.
A new Stanford University analysis of biological data reveals that every species from bacteria to primates has developed ways to bypass breakdowns in the networks of proteins vital to sustaining life.
Stanford researchers find gender bias can negatively affect what we think about products made by women, especially in male-oriented markets.
A Stanford-led team has now developed a way to harness seawater – Earth’s most abundant source – for chemical energy.
In order to make autonomous cars navigate more safely in difficult conditions – like icy roads – Stanford University researchers are developing new control systems that learn from real-world driving experiences while leveraging insights from physics.
Stanford University scientists are training machine learning algorithms to help shed light on earthquake hazards, volcanic eruptions, groundwater flow and longstanding mysteries about what goes on beneath the Earth’s surface.
Through a combination of biometric tracking, simulated modeling and medical imaging, Stanford University researchers detail how hits to the side of the head cause concussion.
In an advance that could accelerate battery development and improve manufacturing, Stanford scientists have found how to accurately predict the useful lifespan of lithium-ion batteries, used in devices from mobile phones to electric cars.
A new Stanford study tackles the issue of health inequality and examines the benefits of having access to informal health expertise by having a medical professional in the family.
Stanford researchers led an international research team that figured out how to pack many of the functions of an entire computer onto a single chip.