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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Intro to Mechatronics final features clash of robots

Class finals aren't usually witnessed by hundreds of cheering spectators. But that's what happened when Introduction to Mechatronics drew to a close with a showdown among student-built robots evoking presidential politics.

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Ibuprofen decreases chance of altitude sickness

Altitude sickness feels like a really nasty hangover, says researcher Grant Lipman. His work suggests that a widely available, over-the-counter drug may help the millions of hikers and skiers who suffer from this condition.


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Using mobile technology to promote development

Stanford students and faculty, including Joshua Cohen, have partnered with Kenyan organizations to test ways to reduce urban poverty through novel applications of mobile phone technology.


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Collector gives huge trove of road maps to Stanford

The Robert C. Berlo collection, which includes more than 13,000 road maps, is a gold mine for researchers who study urban development or investigate population growth in the West during the 20th century.

Campus Announcements

  • Basketball playoff updates: The men's basketball team has advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT and will play tonight at 6 p.m. in a game against Nevada in Maples Pavilion. Women's basketball has advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament and will play South Carolina on Saturday in Fresno. Visit the athletics website to learn more about both teams.

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March isn't just for hoops! STANFORD DANCERS competed in the American College Regional Conference and were selected as the best in region...

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