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Mentally running through a routine improves performance, but how that works isn’t clear. Now, a new tool — brain-machine interface — suggests the answer lies in how our brains prepare for action. BY NATHAN COLLINS When people visualize themselves doing well at an activity, like ice skating, their...
Dec 7 2017 | Stanford Report
Software developed by Stanford astrophysicist Giacomo Vianello models and combines otherwise incompatible astronomical observations. It contributed to recent research into the origin of antimatter near Earth. Reprint of a news story by Taylor Kabota in the Stanford Report, December 7, 2017
Oct 16 2017 | Stanford News
The Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors have announced their first observation of a binary neutron star coalescence. BY TAYLOR KUBOTA
Stanford's Student Space Initiative Group (SSI) Sets Up Shop in HEPL South / End Station III Story by Bob Kahn—HEPL Communications & Webmaster An energetic group of Stanford undergraduate and graduate students comprising the Stanford Student Space Initiative (SSI) has set up its office/...
Sep 15 2017 | Futurism
Meet the man who is making a new kind of brain-computer interface. Alexandra Ossola Seeing The Light For the nearly two million Americans who have degenerative eye conditions, the ability to see is anything but a guarantee. Although we can slow the progression of vision loss—for example, patients...
NASA's Fermi Gamma Ray Telescope has detected gamma rays eminating from flares on the back side of our sun Reprint of story by Francis Reddy, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
AIAA Honors the Stanford/NASA/Lockheed Martin Gravity Probe B Team with 2016 Space Science Award Every election year, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) hosts a Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition. This year’s forum and exhibition was called AIAA Space 2016, and...
Professor Daniel Palanker became the new Director of HEPL. Dr. Palanker is the twelfth person to oversee and direct the lab's activities during its 65-year history, beginning in 1951, when the lab was founded as the Stanford "High Energy Physics Lab" (abbreviated HEPL). In 1990, the lab was renamed...
Church, who will assume her new role Sept. 1, succeeds Stanford biology Professor Elizabeth A. "Liz" Hadley, who will complete her three-year term on Aug. 31. Excerpted from a news story by Kathleen J. Sullivan in the Stanford Report, August 2, 2016
May 16 2016 | Stanford Report
The Marconi Prize is awarded each year to recognize major advances in the communications field that benefit humanity. This year's Marconi award ceremony will occur in Palo Alto, in conjunction with the Stanford Center for Position, Navigation and Time annual symposium in November. A news story by...

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