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'Orca ears' inspire ultrasensitive undersea microphone

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Stanford researchers, including postdoctoral fellow Onur Kilic, have developed a microphone that can be used at any depth in the ocean, even under crushing pressure, and is sensitive to a wide range of sounds. They modeled their device after the extraordinarily acute hearing of orcas.

Two Summer Theater plays explore memory, deception

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Is truth malleable, or hard and inexorable? Different points of view unfold in Stanford Summer Theater performances of Harold Pinter's 'Old Times' and Seneca's 'Oedipus.' First up is Pinter's explosive work, which plays at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays July 7-24 at the Pigott Theater.

Back in Beijing, REAP researchers take on the digital divide

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The final installment of a series on the Stanford Rural Education Action Project looks at efforts to address obstacles that put migrant children in China's cities years behind their classmates. REAP co-director Scott Rozelle is trying to close the gap with computer-assisted learning.

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  • SLAC scientists win awards: Two scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Markus Guehr and Faya Wang, have received $2.5 million awards, given by the U.S. Department of Energy to the most promising researchers in the early stages of their careers.
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