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Bjorn Carey

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Deputy Directory of Science Communications at Stanford University. Views are my own.

Stanford researchers develop microscope that allows look at live muscle units in action

news.stanford.edu — The basic process of force-generation in muscle has been known for decades, but until now no one has ever seen it work at a microscopic level in a living human. The new microscope could provide unique insights into treating muscular degenerative diseases. Video by Kurt Hickman A new microscope could provide unique insights into treating muscular degenerative diseases.
Dec 19, 2015

Stanford researchers develop microscope that allows first-ever look at live muscle units in action shar.es/1GdWpz via @Stanford

Stanford psychologist's 18-month study of his own brain reveals surprises

news.stanford.edu — Russell Poldrack scanned his brain to create the most detailed map of brain connectivity ever. In the process, he and his colleagues revealed strong correlations between brain function and gene expression, and how the brain reorganizes itself when running low on caffeine.

Biologists at Stanford develop novel antiviral approach to dengue fever

news.stanford.edu — By targeting fundamental cellular machinery, the antiviral approach developed in Judith Frydman's lab at Stanford could provide a roadmap to preventing infections that affect hundreds of millions of people every year. Muhammad Mahdi Karim/Wikimedia Commons The virus that causes dengue fever infects an estimated 390 million people per year.

Biologists trace how human innovation impacts tool evolution

news.stanford.edu — Professor Marcus Feldman's lab has devised a computer model that could help solve a long-standing mystery over why the introduction of new tools in prehistoric societies sometimes comes in periodic bursts. Didier Descouens/Wikipedia Many animals exhibit learned behaviors, but humans are unique in their capacity to build on existing knowledge to make new innovations.
Nov 23, 2015

RT @Stanford: Stanford biologists have developed a new computer model that traces how human innovation impacts tool evolution: stanford.io/1MyDXbz

Stanford cybersecurity expert Herb Lin analyzes Anonymous' hacking attacks on ISIS

news.stanford.edu — By hacking ISIS, Anonymous could throw a wrench into the terror group's activities, and although this type of vigilante-style hacking is illegal in the United States, it's doubtful that anyone would be punished. Rod Searcey Following tragic terrorist attacks committed by ISIS agents in Paris last week, the online hacker group Anonymous declared in a video that it would launch a cyber-attack on ISIS.

Stanford astronomers observe the birth of an alien planet

news.stanford.edu — The newly found 'protoplanet' is 450 light years away, but observing how it collects matter and grows could answer some of the biggest questions concerning how our solar system formed. NASA/JPL-Caltech Since prehistory, humans have speculated about how the planets in our solar system were formed.

Stanford researchers uncover patterns in how scientists lie about their data

news.stanford.edu — When scientists falsify data, they try to cover it up by writing differently in their published works. A pair of Stanford researchers have devised a way of identifying these written clues. Andrey Popov/ Shutterstock Even the best poker players have "tells" that give away when they're bluffing with a weak hand.
Nov 17, 2015

RT @DJGrothe: Stanford researchers uncover patterns in how scientists lie about their data fb.me/3CDikhewg

Nov 17, 2015

RT @simonhinrichsen: Stanford researchers uncover patterns in how scientists lie about their data news.stanford.edu/news/2015/nove…

Nov 21, 2015

Love the idea of an "obfuscation index" for scientific writing shar.es/1coX5P Fraudulent papers had ~60 more jargony words than avg

Three Stanford professors honored by Breakthrough Prize Foundation

news.stanford.edu — Karl Deisseroth has been awarded a $3 million Breakthrough Prize in life science for his pioneering work in optogenetics. Stanford Physicists Xiao-Liang Qi and Leondardo Senatore won New Horizons in Physics Prizes for their outstanding contributions to fundamental physics.
Nov 09, 2015

RT @jjmc: Congrats to Leonardo Senatore & Raphael Flauger on joint 2016 New Horizons in Physics prize for cosmology! news.stanford.edu/news/2015/nove…

Introducing MARTY, Stanford's self-driving, electric, drifting DeLorean

news.stanford.edu — October 20, 2015 Stanford engineers built an autonomous DeLorean capable of stable, precise drifting at large angles in order to study how cars perform in extreme situations, which could ultimately guide the development of autonomous safety protocols. By Bjorn Carey If you're going to build an autonomous, electric, drifting automotive research vehicle, why not do it with some style?
Oct 21, 2015

RT @StanfordEnergy: Introducing MARTY, Stanford's self-driving, electric, drifting DeLorean. Stanford news: buff.ly/1M7bxbN pic.twitter.com/9trAvIpXpG

Introducing MARTY, Stanford's self-driving, electric, drifting DeLorean

news.stanford.edu — MARTY, Stanford's autonomous, electric DeLorean, takes a spin at Thunderhill Raceway. (David Bush) Stanford engineers built an autonomous DeLorean capable of stable, precise drifting at large angles in order to study how cars perform in extreme situations, which could ultimately guide the development of autonomous safety protocols.
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Feb 17, 2013

Just walked into #AAASmtg where speaker was saying "put the focus on the cookies". Excited to see where this goes.

Feb 17, 2013

RT @MaDTECHEd: Peter @norvig proposes Courseware Engineering as a way to evolve from the artisanal nature of teaching and make a larger ...

Feb 17, 2013

RT @jenbogo: Classic. RT @erinbiba: Guy in back of neuroscience panel keeps yelling speak up. Neurscientist says: "You need a cochlear i ...

Feb 17, 2013

Rewind feature of MOOC videos frees students to listen to lesson until it makes sense. #aaasmtg

Feb 17, 2013

RT @leHotz: Can”t find genes for music until we can actually define music says McGill’s Daniel Levitin at #aaas

Feb 17, 2013

RT @gwmck: Who's got a droid in Boston? “@MeetAScientist: It's a robot battle at #FamSciDays! t.co/tVNnORzW #AAASmtg

Feb 17, 2013

Difficult to deliver MOOC to China b/c classes on Youtube, which China blocks. #AAASmtg

Feb 17, 2013

RT @PopMech: RT @em_underwood: Miguel Nicolelis: "A machine is but a projection of the mind's abstract thinking -machines are us." #AAASmtg


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