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Study of Stanford student-athletes provides new insights into injury impacts — By tracking athletes' health with electronic medical records, Stanford researchers deliver a more comprehensive picture of the lingering effects of certain injuries. Andrey Popov/ Shutterstock Before any of the more than 12 million student athletes in the United States are allowed to kick, throw or hit a ball, they must fill out several pages of health forms, known as pre-participation evaluations.

Stanford high-speed video reveals how lovebirds keep a clear line of sight during acrobatic flight — Lovebirds turn their heads at record speeds to maneuver through densely crowded airspace. Stanford's David Lentink says this strategy could be applied to drone cameras to improve visual systems. Courtesy Lentink Lab High-speed video reveals how lovebirds keep a clear line of sight during acrobatic flight.

Stanford engineering students teach autonomous cars to avoid obstacles — The best way to survive a car accident is to avoid collisions in the first place. Professor Chris Gerdes' engineering students are developing algorithms and pop-up obstacles that could lead to safe autonomous driving. Video by Kurt Hickman Stanford engineering students have been testing an obstacle-avoidance algorithm for autonomous vehicles, using a pop-up obstacle they rigged up from a tablecloth and a leaf blower.

Stanford researcher identifies strategy to guide consumers to green energy choices — Sebastian Lotz, a research fellow at Stanford, has shown that behavioral decision design can nudge people to purchase clean, renewable energy plans over fossil fuel. Jason Winter/ Shutterstock Convincing people to buy into green, renewable energy plans could be as simple as making it their default option, suggests a new study co-authored by a Stanford behavioral economist.

Stanford engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050 — June 8, 2015 Mark Z. Jacobson and colleagues show that it's technically possible for each state to replace fossil fuel energy with entirely clean, renewable energy. By Bjorn Carey One potential way to combat ongoing climate change, eliminate air pollution mortality, create jobs and stabilize energy prices involves converting the world's entire energy infrastructure to run on clean, renewable energy.

Stanford engineers develop computer that operates on water droplets — Manu Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford, and his students have developed a synchronous computer that operates using the unique physics of moving water droplets. Their goal is to design a new class of computers that can precisely control and manipulate physical matter.

Stanford scientists show fMRI memory detectors can be easily fooled — Real-time brain scans coupled with a machine-learning algorithm can reveal whether a person has memory of a particular subject. Now, Anthony Wagner and other scientists at Stanford have shown that, with a little bit of concentration, people can easily hide their memories from the computer.

Grippy not sticky: Stanford engineers debut an incredibly adhesive material that doesn't get stuck — A material inspired by the unique physics of geckos' fingertips could allow robotic hands to grip nearly any type of object without applying excessive pressure. Biomimetic Dexterous Manipulation Laboratory A material inspired by the unique physics of gecko fingertips could allow robotic hands to grip nearly any type of object without applying excessive pressure. A promising new adhesive material was born out of a scrap.

TEDxStanford presenters describe turning points and opportunities — From complex discussions concerning modern racism, climate change and the aerodynamics of birds to thought-provoking performances of classical music, the fourth annual TEDxStanford conference on Sunday was a rich experience for all. TEDxStanford has become one of the hottest tickets on campus.

Stanford biologists discover that large whales have nerves that stretch like bungee cords

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