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Coordinators reveal how freshman roommates are matched

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Today, Stanford freshmen will meet their roommates for the first time. Stanford's policy is to keep roommate assignments a secret until move-in. Matching freshmen is complicated, say the students who spent the summer pairing roommates. Find out how they did it.

Researchers' electronic skin can feel a butterfly's footsteps

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Stanford researchers have developed an ultrasensitive, highly flexible, electronic sensor that can feel a touch as light as an alighting fly. The sensors could be used in artificial skin for prosthetic limbs, robots, touch screen displays and more.

Morris sees history as geography, social development tango

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In a new book, Classics and History Professor Ian Morris argues that history is a slow, complicated tango between geography and social development. Why the West Rules—for Now tells how a small yapping dog wound up in Balmoral and how China, not England, once ruled the waves.

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  • Convocation is this afternoon: Join President Hennessy and members of the administration and faculty as they welcome first-year students and their families to the Stanford community on the Main Quad at 4 p.m. Convocation is the annual traditional beginning to the academic school year.
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Stanford student FEROSS ABOUKHADIJEH got a lot of Internet attention over the weekend for creating a real-time search engine for YouTube videos....

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