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Virtual Cell

A promising effort to develop the first simulation of a whole microbe would allow cell biologists to run some experiments on computers, where research can be faster and cheaper but still accurate.

Sewage salvage

Wastewater isn’t really waste, but a source for energy, nutrients and clean water. As the Bay Area plans a new wave of treatment infrastructure, a professor hopes officials will plan for reclaiming resources.

NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

Software is steadily gaining the sophistication to comprehend what we write, and to help us sort through the information overload in our lives more efficiently.

Probing cells

Stanford engineers have created a nanoscale probe they can implant in a cell wall without damaging the wall. The probe could allow researchers to listen in on electrical signals within the cell. That could lead to a better understanding of how cells communicate or how a cell responds to medication.

ENGINEERING EXPRESSION

In programs for oral and written communication, students learn how to speak and write clearly and persuasively no matter who is in the audience. It’s a necessary skill for engineers who seek to lead.