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Stanford team devises a better solar-powered water splitter

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The process of splitting water into pure oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen fuel has long been the Holy Grail for clean-energy advocates as a method of large-scale energy storage, but the idea faces technical challenges. Stanford researchers may have solved one of the most important ones.

Research offers window into the structure of metallic glass

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Glass is, by definition, amorphous; its atoms lack order and are arranged every which way. But when scientists squeezed tiny samples of a metallic glass under high pressure, they got a surprise: The atoms lined up in a regular pattern to form a single crystal. Read about it on the SLAC News Center.

Professional schools offer words of wisdom to their grads

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While much of the focus during Commencement weekend was on the main events, graduates in the law, business and medical schools also were inspired to chart new paths. Coverage of those ceremonies is now posted on the 2011 Commencement Weekend website.

Centennial Teaching Assistant Award recipients named

Thirty-eight teaching assistants in a wide range of disciplines have been honored with Centennial Teaching Assistant Awards. The awards program recognizes and rewards outstanding instruction by teaching assistants in the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences and Engineering.


the dish

Dance Division's DIANE FRANK honored for her teaching . . .


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