Science & Technology

Meeting showcases women in data science

In sharp contrast to the all-male panels that dominate technical meetings, Margot Gerritsen organized a data science conference with only female speakers. More than 170 events in 53 countries held in parallel brought women data scientists together worldwide.

Finding solutions for people with autism and their families

Recent advances by scientists, clinicians, educators and engineers are speeding developments in diagnosing and treating autism, understanding its root causes and helping people with autism and their families live full lives.

Technique can see objects hidden around corners

Someday your self-driving car could react to hazards before you even see them, thanks to a laser-based imaging technology being developed by Stanford researchers that can peek around corners.

Examining potential bias in Medicare reimbursements

A SIEPR fellow gains first-ever access to data showing the inner workings of an influential committee advising Medicare and finds that bias among its members has different effects from what critics claim.

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Taylor dies at 88

One of the pioneering particle physicists working at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Taylor carried out experiments that led to the 1990 Nobel Prize in physics for his role in the discovery of quarks.

Tracking fishing from space

Satellite data from thousands of high seas fishing vessels over four years illuminate global fishing’s scope and pattern and hold promise for improving ocean management across the planet.

Seeing nanoscale details in mammalian cells

W. E. Moerner and his lab members peer inside mammalian cells, producing intricately detailed, 3-D images of the tiny structures within and tracking molecules’ subtle movements.