Just add salt for reliable clean power

(USA) Researchers at Stanford have developed a new battery that could better harness the intermittent power of renewable energy. In a study reported in Nature Energy, the small prototype water-based batte...

Data offers refugees economic freedom

Researchers in America have developed an algorithm that could transform the employment opportunities of refugees. The team led by Stanford University's Immigration Policy Lab, examined historic data from Ame...

Renewables dream can be realised

How realistic is it for the majority of countries around the world to shift to 100% renewable energy by the middle of the century? According to a study led by Stanford's Mark Jacobson, 139 nations can achiev...

This soft robot could extend your life

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a soft growing robot that could be used to support rescue operations or in medical devices. Inspired by the natural growth of things like vines or fungi, tha...

Detecting skin cancer with a smartphone

|26 January 2017| USA Diagnosing skin cancer using a smartphone could soon be a reality thanks to pioneering work undertaken by a team of computer scientists at Stanford. The team has developed an arti...

Wearables detect infections before they happen

(USA) Using wearables can inform people when they are getting ill allowing them to take early action in minimising the impact, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Med...

Toyota’s AI institute recruits top team

|9 February 2016| An ‘all-star group of scientists’ have joined the newly established Toyota Research Institute (TRI) to lead research into artificial intelligence and robots. Dr Gill Pratt, Toyota's exec...