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Oct. 9, 2012

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Stanford engineers examine UV effects on skin mechanics

Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are using models derived from mechanical labs to look at how ultraviolet radiation changes the protective functions of human skin.

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Oil palm plantations driving out tropical forests in Borneo

Demand for palm oil is driving the deforestation of forests in Borneo, as trees are cleared to make way for the planting of oil farm plantations, which will send carbon dioxide, a global-warming gas, into the atmosphere.

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Denise Gigante studies a time when the written word ruled

English Professor Denise Gigante traces the power of the book in the 19th century and then looks forward to the future of the written word. Her forthcoming book is titled The Book Madness: A Story of Book Collectors in America.

Campus Announcements

  • AlertSU test Friday: The university will conduct the fall test of the AlertSU system on Friday, Oct. 12, at 12:05 p.m. This will include activation of the AlertSU outdoor warning siren as well as the mass notification system. All members of the Stanford community are encouraged to update their contact information, particularly the mobile phone field, in StanfordYou, prior to Friday's test. Students should update their information through Axess. Read more.
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