01/22/2014, Ford has worked out a new automated driving research project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University, where it will continue from where the automated Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle left off (which was also unveiled last month, actually), and the combined teams will work on solutions that will hopefully kiss goodbye to a number of technical challenges that have proven to difficult to solve where automated […]
04/04/2012, The digital world can be a cold and cruel place – but this does not mean regular humans are going to leave it that way all the time. No sir, efforts have already been made to ensure that even all the 1s and 0s will get some sort of emotion, so to speak. Case in point, a team from Stanford University in California have come up with motorized flatscreen displays […]
11/25/2011, As our smartphones start doing more for us and become more feature packed, the more battery it would drain, but the thing is it does not matter how big a battery you have because the more you charge it, the less effective it becomes, ultimately resulting in a battery that will barely get you through the day.
11/11/2011, A team at the Stanford University are working on what they are calling the world’s largest digital camera, which was designed to be used to capture images of faint astronomical objects. The camera is being built for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which is a large aperture telescope used to photograph space atop a mountain in Chile, and to investigate several astronomical phenomena, such as dark energy, dark matter […]
08/14/2011, After working for the past two years on its latest all-solar vehicle, the 30-student Solar Car Project team from Stanford is ready to put to the test what they call the fastest solar car ever built. Called the Xenith, it will be taken to the Australian Outback later this year to take part in the World Solar Challenge – a race where solar-powered vehicles will have to duke it out on […]
07/26/2011, We’ve seen featured transparent batteries before in the past, way back in 2007 in Japan, and now four years later we have a new transparent battery, this time created by the folks at Stanford University. A team of researchers from the university have managed to create a transparent lithium ion battery that is also highly flexible. Now why would anybody want a transparent, highly flexible battery? Well, you can imagine […]
07/19/2011, Some students from Stanford have managed to come up with the ultimate Star Wars fanboy’s fantasy: a robot arm capable of sparring with a human partner, wielding a light saber. In this case not real light sabers – since those don’t exist yet but replicas made out of foam. The project was part of the university’s Experimental Robotics course that was held over the course of three weeks.
11/01/2010, If you’ve tried to upgrade the components on your laptop yourself before, you’ll know that you generally only have easy access to the RAM and probably hard drive. If you want to upgrade the wireless card or some other peripheral, you’ll need to get your hands a little dirty and go under the hood. The students over at Stanford University have developed the Bloom laptop concept design, which is a […]
10/22/2010, Google has come to an agreement with Stanford University, where the former will be given a free license to build an ultra-high speed broadband network which will connect to the university’s Residential Subdivision. This is more or less an 850 faculty, where the trial is expected to deliver Internet speeds up to 1Gbps – that is roughly 100 times faster than what most regular Joes get in their homes today. […]
09/21/2010, Battery life in portable devices is always a concern to any manufacturer, and one of the biggest concerns would be having a thin, lightweight and yet long lasting battery. Well, this latest innovation known as a paper-thin lithium-ion rechargeable battery could very well be a game changer. Thanks to the efforts of Stanford University scientists, they managed to turn a regular sheet of paper which has been coated on both […]
04/15/2010, Boffins at Stanford University are currently attempting to generate electrical current by tapping into the electron activity of individual algae cells. This has been proven somewhat successful with a specially designed gold electrode which has been pushed through a cell membrane, followed by sealing it up after that. The cell remains alive and will continue with its photosynthesis process, from where chemical energy can be harvested in the form of […]
03/14/2010, All the coolest gadgets in the market probably have a common problem – battery life. With plenty of external batteries being created to sustain your iPhone when used in an extended trip, it’s obvious that battery technology is lagging behind. If the new lithium-sulfur technology developed by the folks at Stanford becomes mature, we might just have a solution to our battery woes. This new technology is apparently safer, and […]