All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Stanford’

Malia Obama: Stanford or Berkeley Bound?

Malia Obama has reached that pivotal point in most teenager’s lives when it’s time to seriously consider the colleges to which she’ll apply. The 16-year-old daughter of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will head off to college in the fall of 2016. President Obama has said in the past that Malia wants to be a filmmaker. The …

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Diabetes Diagnosed Using New Microchip Technology

Diabetes is quickly becoming more prevalent in many parts of the world, even among the young. Part of the problem can be traced to the expanding waistlines of people in western countries, but preventative health programs to battle obesity are still just beginning to make a dent in the rising numbers. With doctors having to deal with the rise in …

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NASA Is Now Trying To 3D Print Wood

For the past year, the big story in 3D printing has been researchers trying to create living materials through the 3D printing of cells. Companies like Organovo are on the cusp of creating working organs with 3D printers, and other researchers are already dabbling with 3D printed meat. While all of that is very exciting, researchers are now looking to …

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Oregon-Stanford Game Draws Fans To Thursday Football

Normally, the Thursday night games are not such a big deal, and most people do not tune in to football until Saturday afternoon. However, this week is a bit different, and college football fans are given the opportunity to see a couple of excellent match-ups, especially the face-off between a couple Pac-12 powerhouses during the Oregon-Stanford game. Oregon and Stanford …

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Stanford Tops Forbes List Of Top Universities

For at least this year a west coast school can claim supremacy over what is usually viewed as eastern academic superiority. Stanford university in Palo Alto, CA has been named the top university in the country by a recent Forbes list. The list focused on the areas of Student Satisfaction, Post-Graduate Success, Graduation Rate, Nationally Competitive Awards, and Student Debt. …

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Take That, Google: This Self-Driving Car Tops Out at 120 MPH

Though Google gets the most attention for their work, they are far from the only ones working on driverless car technology. And while Google is churning along, logging hundreds of thousands of miles with their fleet of Priuses and just recently Lexus hybrids, Stanford University feels the need – the need for speed. Stanford is showing off Shelley, their self-driving …

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Coursera Offers a Free World-Class Education

Students across the world can now access online courses from five prestigious American universities (Stanford, Princeton, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Michigan) thanks to an interactive platform called Coursera. The site offers dozens of courses that run from 4-12 weeks in duration. The courses fall into the following categories: Humanities and …

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Sam Wopat: Athlete’s Mysterious Death Has Shocked Stanford Campus

Shock and grief have shrouded the Stanford campus since school officials announced on Monday that sophomore Samantha Wopat passed away. She was just 19. Wopat, who excelled in sports and was one of the nation’s best volleyball players during her high school years, was hospitalized on March 17th for what officials would only call “a medical emergency“. She died in …

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Professor Teaches Students How To Create Their Own Google

Sebastian Thrun, an ex Stanford professor decided in January to give up his tenure at the school and reach out for larger audiences. Specializing in machine learning and robotics, Thrun is excited to leave the constraints of formal education and become a key player in a new online university called Udacity. The professor believes in reaching the people who truly …

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Hear Steve Jobs Discuss Death During his Stanford Commencement Speech

With the news of Steve Jobs’ death people from all walks of life began spreading condolences via Facebook, Twitter, and other socil media outlets. One thing people began to share was Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement speech. Why, you ask? Well Jobs talked about his impending death and the improtance of living your life to the absolute fullest. Below is …

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Google Picks Stanford Residences For Broadband Test

A physical site for one of Google’s ultra high-speed broadband networks has been chosen.  The company announced today that it will build one network for the 850 or so homes that are part of Stanford University’s Residential Subdivision.

This move makes sense for a number of reasons.  A post on the Official Google Blog explained, "Most important was Stanford’s openness to us experimenting with new fiber technologies on its streets."

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Stanford Launches Site Focused On App Privacy

The Stanford Center has launched a new website,, where users and experts can review online and mobile apps for privacy and security.

M. Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, has helped design with the goal of reducing the risk of computer hacking, identity theft, spam and phishing.

The reviews are being written by lawyers, computer scientists, and privacy and security experts from Stanford and other institutions.

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