Posts tagged Stanford University
Doctors Soundly Thrashed At Their Own Jobs By A Bit Of Software

The medical profession is a beautiful thing. Medical professionals on the other hand are as fallible, nasty and downright pathetic as any other human being can be, and don’t let them pretend otherwise. On a related note, a machine learning algorithm developed by researchers at Stanford University has absolutely thrashed epidemiologists when it comes to diagnosing cancer.

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Face-Tracking Tech Lets You Make Putin Pout And Bush Blush

Researchers from Stanford University and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg have worked with the Max Planck Institute for Informatics to create face-warping technology. Using a clever bit of kit, the team can manipulate the faces of people on YouTube in real-time.

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Graphene Transistors Created by DNA

You can probably draw a lot of comparison between Graphene and Uranium; when they were each first discovered they were the wonder material that promised to unlock the mysteries of the universe. The problems came in actually figuring out how to control and utilise the materials themselves. Uranium is inherently dangerous but has the potential to be the replacement of coal and other fossil fuels. Graphene may not be dangerous but it is equally unwieldy to control and to produce.


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Stanford Researchers Build Million-Core Supercomputer

As you're aware, most computers have four processor cores, some have eight; but a team at Stanford have built a supercomputer that contains over a million cores. 

This behemoth of a machine is called 'Sequoia,' and can be found at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in California. It contains a whopping 1,572,864 cores, and 1.6 petabytes of memory - that's 1.6 million gigabytes, almost enough to store the data of every academic library in the US.

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Stanford Scientists Develop Pressure-Sensitive, Self-Healing 'E-Skin'

While work continues to be carried out on material that could ‘bruise’ to signal levels of damage (posing a future where the iPhone distorts in colour as wear and tear occurs), chemists and engineers at Stanford say they are on their way to developing a new ‘e-skin’ synthetic material that is not only sensitive to the touch, but also self-healing.

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