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Bjorn Carey

Menlo Park, California

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

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.

China's environmental conservation efforts are making a positive impact, Stanford scientists say — China gets a bad rap on its environmental stewardship, in large part due to the environmental damage and atmospheric pollution that result from the country's rapid economic and infrastructure growth. But a new decade-long report, involving the work of 3,000 scientists, reveals that China's environmental policies are making clear positive impacts.

Stanford researchers celebrate a second sighting of gravitational waves — For physicists around the world, Christmas came one day late this year. On Dec. 26, scientists detected gravitational waves for a second time, further reinforcing Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. Go to the web site to view the video.

‘Let your passion lead you,’ speaker tells graduating Stanford students — As the sun beamed above the Main Quad, the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori encouraged graduating students to constantly chase their passions, and in doing so, they will create their own happiness and define their true worth.

Stanford engineer Bradford Parkinson, the ‘Father of GPS,’ wins prestigious Marconi Prize — It is difficult to imagine that 50 years ago, practically no one wanted to fund the development of a Global Positioning System (GPS). Not only were governments uninterested in funding such a project, they didn't consider it useful. Today, Bradford Parkinson, the Edward C.

Stanford computer scientists show telephone metadata can reveal surprisingly sensitive personal information — Most people might not give telephone metadata - the numbers you dial, the length of your calls - a second thought. Some government officials probably view it as similarly trivial, which is why this information can be obtained without a warrant.

Stanford's humanoid robotic diver recovers treasures from King Louis XIV's wrecked flagship — Oussama Khatib held his breath as he swam through the wreck of La Lune, 100 meters below the Mediterranean. The flagship of King Louis XIV sank here in 1664, 20 miles off the southern coast of France, and no human had touched the ruins - or the countless treasures and artifacts the ship once carried - in the centuries since.

Stanford's wind tunnel for birds and drones — Most people look at a pigeon and see a chubby, common, boring bird. A "rat with wings," in common New Yorker parlance. When David Lentink watches a pigeon dart around a building and land perfectly in its roost, however, he sees the future of robotic flight.
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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

Feb 17, 2013

RT @gwmck: Who's got a droid in Boston? “@MeetAScientist: It's a robot battle at #FamSciDays! #AAASmtg

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