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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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?…