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A woman pumps water from a shared community tap in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Image credit: GMB Akash)

A simple device can reduce rates of child diarrhea

An automatic chlorine dispenser installed at shared community water points reduces rates of diarrhea in children. The researchers hope the technique can improve uptake by providing good-tasting water and avoiding the need for behavior change.
Artist’s impression of an array of nanomechanical resonators designed to generate and trap sound particles, or phonons. The mechanical motions of the trapped phonons are sensed by a qubit detector, which shifts its frequency depending on the number of phonons in a resonator. Different phonon numbers are visible as distinct peaks in the qubit spectrum, which are shown schematically behind the resonators. (Image credit: Wentao Jiang)

Counting sound particles with quantum microphone

Now it is possible to measure individual particles of sound, called phonons- thanks to Stanford Scientists who developed quantum microphone. The quantum microphone is...
Stanford researchers are developing a nanoscale photon diode that could contribute to technologies that run on light rather than electricity. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Replacing electricity with light

Researchers are designing a nanoscale photon diode – a necessary component that could bring us closer to faster, more energy-efficient computers and communications that replace electricity with light.
Brain Aneurysms

New artificial intelligence tool helps diagnose brain aneurysms

A brain aneurysm is a bulge that forms in the blood vessel of your brain that could lead to severe health issues and possibly...
Rinsing heavy metals from contaminated soils using chemical process/ Image: Stanford University

Rinsing heavy metals from contaminated soils using chemical process

Soil contamination by heavy metals is one of the major environmental problems. These poisonous heavy metals like lead and cadmium are released from mines...
A conceptual drawing of an industrial array for converting methane (CH4) to carbon dioxide (CO2) using catalytic materials called zeolites (CUII and FEIV). (Image credit: Jackson, et al. 2019 Nature Sustainability / Artist: Stan Coffman)

Converting methane into carbon dioxide could help turn the tide of climate change

Scientists at Stanford University, in a recent study, have suggested that converting methane to CO2 may help combat climate change. Doing this could help...
The photo shows an actor in place of a research participant and what they experienced during one of the studies. The area inside the dotted line is the field of view of the augmented reality goggles, which shows digital content such as an avatar, “Chris.” (Image credit: Mark Miller and Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab)

How augmented reality affects people’s behavior?

There have been decades of research on the usability and educational value of augmented reality. However, less is known about how augmented reality affects...
Scientists find brain cells that make pain hurt

Scientists find brain cells that make pain hurt

A team of scientists at Stanford University has identified a bundle of brain cells in mice responsible for the latter—that is, the negative emotions...
Artist’s depiction of the biodegradable pressure sensor wrapped around a blood vessel with the antenna off to the side (layers separated to show details of the antenna’s structure). (Image credit: Levent Beker)

A wireless, battery-free, biodegradable blood flow sensor

Tracking the success of surgeries on veins is a challenging task as a first sign often takes time to come. By that time, the patient...