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Research makes transparent gadgets a step closer to reality

Photo of transparent battery

Stanford researchers, including graduate student Yuan Yang, left, have invented a transparent lithium-ion battery that is also highly flexible. It is comparable in cost to regular batteries on the market today and has great potential for application in consumer electronics, including cell phones.

Technology Ventures Program gets $10 million NSF grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to the Stanford Technology Ventures Program to launch a national center for teaching innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering on campus. The project's principal investigators include Tom Byers, Kathleen Eisenhardt, both professors in management science and engineering, and mechanical engineering Professor Sheri Sheppard.

Richard Serra's 'Sequence' installed at Cantor Arts Center

Photo of Richard Serra's sculpture arriving

The sculpture "Sequence" by Richard Serra has been installed on the north side of the Cantor Arts Center. It measures 67 feet long, 42 feet wide and 13 feet high and weighs 235 tons. Transporting it required a dozen flatbed trucks. Public viewing begins Wednesday. Check out the slideshow.

Stem cell treatment improves breast cancer survival

Photo of Judith Shizuru

A new long-term study of women with stage-4 breast cancer is likely to revive a decade-old debate about high-dose chemotherapy as a treatment option. The study, led by Judith Shizuru, analyzed outcomes of women who received their own specially purified blood stem cells.

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  • Third Annual Techie Festival: Check out the schedule for the Third Annual Techie Festival, which begins Aug. 15. All classes are $125. They are a great way to invest STAP funds before the end of the fiscal year.
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