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Bjorn Carey

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Associate Director of Digital Media at Stanford University. Views are my own.

The Painful Realities of Hyena Sex — When a mother does her best, she expects a well-behaved child. But for top-dog hyena moms, a hell-raiser is preferred. Alpha females give a hormone boost to their developing cubs, making them more aggressive when fighting for food and increasing their chances of survival, according to a study in the April 27 issue of the journal Nature.

Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted bluefin tuna spawning habitat in Gulf of Mexico, Stanford and NOAA researchers find | Stanford News — The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was one of the largest environmental disasters in history, releasing roughly 4 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. For Atlantic bluefin tuna, it occurred at the worst time of year, during peak spawning season, when eggs and larval fish that are particularly vulnerable to environmental stressors exist in mass quantity.

Stanford Professor Emeritus Joseph Keller, applied mathematician, dies at 93 | Stanford News — Joseph Bishop Keller, an applied mathematician who developed methods for understanding varied aspects of the physical world, from the waves set off by underwater explosions to the motion of a jogger's ponytail, died Sept. 7 at his home in Palo Alto, California. He was 93.

Speech recognition faster at texting | Stanford News — Smartphone speech recognition software gets a bad rap. Most users find the nascent technology to be frustratingly slow, and there are entire blogs dedicated to documenting examples of its biggest - and sometimes hilarious - mistakes.

Stanford scientists revise a decades-old model of how proteins move in cells | Stanford News — When things are going right in your body, it's because long strings of brand-new proteins are being folded up into just the right tangles and being delivered to just the right place within the cell at just the right time.

Stanford researchers teach human ethics to autonomous cars — To actually integrate autonomous vehicles into everyday life, researchers need to teach the cars how to make the safe driving decisions that come intuitively to humans. Stanford engineers are conducting experiments to translate social behavior into algorithms so that self-driving cars will maintain vehicle safety and passenger comfort.

Stanford chemists craft catalyst for making biodegradable plastics — The development of petroleum-based plastics is one of the crowning achievements of the 20th century, but they come with a hefty cost. Yes, they're inexpensive and feature extraordinary mechanical properties that have made them the materials of everyday life.

At Stanford, John Kerry calls for entrepreneurs to tackle world’s biggest challenges — In a packed Memorial Auditorium today, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on the hundreds of entrepreneurs attending the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit to lead the planet to peace, prosperity and progress. The world is moving faster than ever, he said, and we won't be able to keep up without the contributions of this generation's entrepreneurs.

FCC chairman visits Stanford for virtual reality lesson — Last week, the Federal Communications Commission won a historic case and established that high-speed internet service should be defined as a utility, and as such access should be available to all Americans on the same basic terms. The next day, the chairman of the FCC visited Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) to learn more about how online virtual reality experiences could affect future infrastructure and policy.

Stanford and White House host experts to discuss future social benefits of artificial intelligence — The future of artificial intelligence is now. After years of steady progress in making computers "smarter," AI prototypes are being incorporated into hundreds of day-to-day actions, such as self-driving cars, intelligent smartphone assistants and several applications in academia, government and industry. As the technology improves, it will be applied in ever more high-impact economic, social, political and cultural areas.
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Sep 22, 2016

“The beauty of science is everywhere around us." Manu Prakash, 2016 #MacFellow 

Feb 23, 2016

@dougcantor Haha. On the bright side, it's going to be harder to pitch around him.

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

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