electronics and photonics News

On the road to a safer driving experience

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

By testing the physical limits of speeding cars, a group of engineers hope to develop safer autonomous driving systems.

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Martin Hellman: Finding the Truth Is More Important Than Getting Your Way

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

An inventor of public key cryptography explains why listening is the key to solving problems — in one's personal life and everywhere else.

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Stanford cryptography pioneers win the ACM 2015 A.M. Turing Award

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A groundbreaking algorithm from Martin Hellman and Whitfield Diffie enabled a secure Internet.

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Can large-scale solar power storage become a reality?

Friday, February 26, 2016

An unexpected finding by a team of engineers could lead to a revolutionary change in how we produce, store and consume energy.

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Pioneering Stanford computer researcher and educator Edward McCluskey dies

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The professor emeritus who paved the way for everything from complex chips to crash-proof computers, and who trained 75 PhDs, also loved quirky hats and nature.

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What if we could shape ideas the way a sculptor molds clay?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

An engineer designs computers that let us think with our hands.

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A group of scholars look to early 20th century radio technology to help improve Internet security

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A new study shows how harnessing the quantum properties of light can create a transmission technology impervious to eavesdropping.

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New Stanford battery shuts down at high temperatures and restarts when it cools

Monday, January 11, 2016

Stanford researchers have invented a lithium-ion battery that turns on and off depending on the temperature. The new technology could prevent battery fires that have plagued laptops, hoverboards and other electronic devices.

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Stanford-led skyscraper-style chip design could boost electronic performance by factor of a thousand

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

In modern computer systems, processor and memory chips are laid out like single-story structures in a suburb. But suburban layouts waste time and energy. A new skyscraper-like design, based on materials more advanced than silicon, provides the next computing platform.

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Graphene key to high-density, energy-efficient memory chips, Stanford engineers say

Friday, October 23, 2015

Only an atom thick, graphene is a key ingredient in three Stanford projects to create data storage technologies that use nanomaterials other than standard silicon.

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Stanford's GCEP awards $10.5 million for research on renewable energy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Stanford scientists and an international research group receive funding to advance solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy.

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A high-resolution endoscope as thin as a human hair

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single-fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much-sought-after instruments fourfold over existing designs. The advance could lead to an era of needle-thin, minimally invasive endoscopes able to view features out of reach of today’s instruments.

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Peel-and-stick solar panels

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Decal-like application process allows thin, flexible solar panels to be applied to virtually any surface from business cards to roofs to window panes.

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Stanford Engineering's Shanhui Fan Receives $400,000 Award from Department of Energy

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Professor of Electrical Engineering will develop new reflective coatings to help cool buildings and cars.

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Breakthroughs in energy efficiency

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Researchers at Stanford are on the verge of a major breakthrough with carbon nanotubes.

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Touch-sensitive plastic skin heals itself

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A team of Stanford chemists and engineers has created the first synthetic material that is both sensitive to touch and capable of healing itself quickly and repeatedly at room temperature. The advance could lead to smarter prosthetics or more resilient personal electronics that repair themselves.

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Taming Mavericks: Stanford Researchers Use Synthetic Magnetism to Control Light

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Stanford researchers in physics and engineering have demonstrated a device that produces a synthetic magnetism to exert virtual force on photons similar to the effect of magnets on electrons. The advance could yield a new class of nanoscale applications that use light instead of electricity.

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Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Researchers have developed a solar cell made entirely of carbon, an inexpensive substitute for the pricey materials used in conventional solar panels.

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Olukotun Wins NSF “Big Data” Grant

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Electrical Engineering Professor Olukotun and two colleagues won a grant of $1.3 million to develop core techniques and software libraries for high-throughput DNA sequencing to address challenges in human genetics and metagenomics.

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Hellman and graduate students who invented encryption inducted to National Cyber Security Hall of Fame

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hellman and graduate students who invented encryption inducted to National Cyber Security Hall of Fame.

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Electrical engineering graduate student wins Marconi Young Scholar Award

Friday, September 28, 2012

Aakanksha Chowdhery solved several difficult mathematical problems in next generation DSL. She is the first woman to receive the award since it was created in 2008.

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Gene F. Franklin, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, dies at 85

Monday, September 10, 2012

Gene F. Franklin was a professor for more than 50 years and a pioneer in the field of digital control systems. He authored three highly respected textbooks and helped to found and direct Stanford’s Information Systems Laboratory.

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Computers That See

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Fei-Fei Li is an expert in artificial intelligence. She is teaching computers how to see—to understand—photographs. In this lecture from Stanford Engineering eDay 2012, Professor Fei-Fei explores some of the challenges and rewards of her work.

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Abbas El Gamal named Chair of Department of Electrical Engineering

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

El Gamal is an expert in network information theory and digital imaging systems, and a key figure in several Silicon Valley companies. He will assume duties on September 1.

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Newly Upgraded Nanotechnology Labs Advance Science, Learning

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Stanford’s shared nanotechnology facilities offer state-of-the-art scientific instruments and trained staff that would be too costly for any single researcher to acquire.

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