Stanford in the News

Caging the Li-ion

This article features research by Yi Cui, associate professor of materials science and engineering and of photon science, and his team, which includes Steven Chu, professor of physics and of molecular and cellular physiology; quotes Cui.

Blue and red states going green on energy policy

This article qeatures the "State Clean Energy Cookbook," a new report co-authored by Stanford and the Hoover Institution, which found that politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet; quotes George P. Shultz, distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution, and cites Dan Reicher, professor of the practice of law and executive director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance.

On the anniversary of 9/11, committing to national service as an American value

This article is co-written by Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state, professor of political science and business, and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense, on how national service can build America's global image abroad and at home.

Samsung Vietnam phone leap has farmhand living a dream

This article quotes Scott Rozelle, senior fellow and co-director of the Rural Education Action Program at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, on Vietnam's natural advantages over China as a manufacturing hub.

Is the Internet about to get sloooooow?

This article is written by Barbara van Schewick, professor at the law school and faculty director of the Center for Internet and Society, on today's online protest by organizations, including major tech firms, against the Federal Communications Commission's proposed rules for net neutrality.

Apple watch: coming to a classroom near you?

This article quotes BJ Fogg, professor (consulting) at the Graduate School of Education and director of the Persuasive Tech Lab, on the possible pitfalls of bringing devices such as the new Apple Watch into the classroom.

OK Go: Apple ripped off our video

This article quotes Mark Lemley, professor at the law school and senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, on OK Go's band manager's opinion that Apple's recent product event video is very similar to a popular OK Go music video.

Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year, worse than war: study

This article quotes James Fearon, professor of political science and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a co-author with Anke Hoeffler of Oxford University of a recent study that found domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills many more people than wars and is an often overlooked expensive scourge.

Scotland is now separate, even if Scots vote no

This article quotes Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics and senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, on similarities between Montreal's potential separation from Canada and Scotland's potential separation from the United Kingdom.

Could Navy submarine smoking ban lead military to quit?

This article quotes Robert Proctor, professor of history, on study findings that the U.S. Navy ban on smoking aboard submarines may offer lessons for enacting similar prohibitions in other parts of the military as well as in civilian life.

Climate change will disrupt half of North America's bird species, study says

This article quotes Terry Root, senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and board member of the National Audubon Society, on a recent study by the National Audubon Society, which found that climate change is likely to so alter the bird population of North America that about half of the approximately 650 species will be driven to smaller spaces or forced to find new places to live, feed and breed over the next 65 years.

Bills regulating state's groundwater not an instant fix for aquifers

This article quotes Barton "Buzz" Thompson, co-director of and senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute and professor at the law school, on the package of bills designed to regulate groundwater supplies in California; the bills are awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature.

NYC immigrant public defender system breaks ground

This article quotes Jayashri Srikantiah, professor (teaching) at the law school and founding director of the Immigrants' Rights Clinic, on the impact of a person's deportation on those around them.

The motherhood penalty vs. the fatherhood bonus

This article quotes Shelley Correll, professor of sociology and director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, on the reason for the persistent earnings gap between men who had children and women who had children.

NATO grapples with how hard to push back against Putin over Ukraine

This article quotes Michael McFaul, professor of political science, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and former U.S. ambassador to Russia, on how Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine have reinvigorated NATO in a previously unimaginable way.

Liking work really matters

This article cites Greg Walton, assistant professor of psychology, and alumna Priyanka Carr on their findings that merely believing you are working with another person, compared with working separately, can make you more interested in a task and less mentally exhausted by it.

How to get students to work harder

This article cites studies about student motivation by Carol Dweck, professor of psychology; Geoffrey Cohen, professor at the Graduate School of Education and of psychology; David Paunesku, executive director of the Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS); and Greg Walton, assistant professor of psychology.

A $1 microscope folds from paper with a drop of glue

This article features Manu Prakash, assistant professor of bioengineering and creator of the Foldscope, a very inexpensive paper microscope that could aid disease diagnosis in developing regions.

Why walking helps us think

This article cites Dan Schwartz, professor at the Graduate School of Education, and alumna Marily Oppezzo on their first set of studies that directly measure the way walking changes creativity in the moment.

What the world needs now is NICE monetary policy, John Taylor says

This article quotes John Taylor, professor of economics and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, recommending that central banks around the world need to return to simple monetary policies to boost financial stability.

Concussion lawsuit, Ray Rice fallout and Redskins name debate test NFL's position as No. 1 sport

This article quotes Roger Noll, professor emeritus of economics, on potential threats to the NFL's overwhelming popularity.

Abercrombie resolves CEO pay lawsuit, to tighten governance

This article quotes Robert Daines, professor at the law school, on the incentive to settle before or after a lawsuit is actually filed.

2015 Best Colleges preview: top 10 best value schools

This article notes that Stanford is among the top 10 national universities, according to a preview of the U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Colleges rankings; the full rankings will be available Sept. 9.

'Immortal' cells from Henrietta Lacks lead to updated rules on genomic data sharing

This article quotes Hank Greely, professor at the law school and director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences, on the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) new requirement that human study participants be told that that their data may be broadly shared for future research.

The new political rating system that shows the stakes this year

This article quotes Adam Bonica, assistant professor of political science who developed the Crowdpac model, a new online service that gives an ideological score to all Congressional candidates, based on their donors and, for those who have held federal office before, their voting history.