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Two Stanford aerospace majors, Daniel Becerra and Charlie Cox, won a grant to push the limits of amateur high-altitude exploration using a scientific balloon and a custom-designed rocket. The final launch was a success: their rocket launched at 30,000 feet in Kern County, California, and soared to 45,000 feet. All systems checked out perfectly. Read about their work - and other projects sponsored by undergraduate research grants - here: http://stanford.io/1wZtk6R
Watch as members of Stanford's Axe Committee participate in the 'Big Countdown', a tradition as they camp out for 120 hours leading up to the 120th Big Game. Every hour they blow their train whistle to countdown to the game against their rival, the California Golden Bears.
Associate Professor Noah Diffenbaugh and graduate student Daniel Swain explain the current state of the developing El Niño and what it means for California's record-setting drought. Additional footage/images courtesy of: Calif. Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection Calif. Dept. of Water Resources Jeffrey Beach (Beachfront Productions) NASA NOAA NCEP
A new study co-authored by Stanford and Princeton University researchers finds that trends in atmospheric circulation patterns can partially explain Earth’s increasingly severe weather. While scientists had previously surmised that the link existed, robust empirical evidence was lacking. Read more: http://stanford.io/1dsRsMu
Computer simulations by Professor Mark Z. Jacobson have shown that offshore wind farms with thousands of wind turbines could have sapped the power of three real-life hurricanes, significantly decreasing their winds and accompanying storm surge, and possibly preventing billions of dollars in damages.
Tested's science editor Kishore Hari teams up with Stanford engineers to launch a weather balloon to photograph Earth from the edge of space. Adam helps Kishore design a balloon payload that pays tribute to space capsules, and the team utilizes the Honda Ridgeline to set up their midnight launch and thrilling retrieval. #sponsored #featuresnotstandard #HondaRidgeline Find more work from the Night Crew Labs team at: https://www.nightcrewlabs.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFlPPS5FlY84ll8nrgpabBw
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 human drivers. Stanford engineers are conducting experiments to translate social behavior into algorithms so that self-driving cars will maintain vehicle safety and passenger comfort.
"The Things I Wish I Knew - Lessons Learned from Making Data Product" -DJ Patil, Greylock Partners This seminar series features dynamic professionals sharing their industry experience and cutting edge research within the human-computer interaction (HCI) field. Each week, a unique collection of technologists, artists, designers, and activists will discuss a wide range of current and evolving topics pertaining to HCI. Learn more: http://stanford.io/UdmdrX
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.
More than 3,000 family members representing some 1,700 families braved the sometimes rainy weather for Stanford's annual Parents' Weekend. Provost John Etchemendy welcomed the visitors in Memorial Auditorium to kick off the weekend's activities, which includes faculty lectures, open houses, tours, an "entertainment extravaganza" and receptions. Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford News: http://news.stanford.edu/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford
What is the difference between Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area? Is San Francisco a city or a county? Where in the Bay Area are the headquarters of the largest tech companies in the world? This video explains the difference between San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and the Bay Area, gives brief overview of the history of Silicon Valley and how it came to dominate the tech industry, and gives you a tour of the Bay Area along with the companies headquartered there. Image Credits: Golden Gate Bridge: Rich Niewiroski Jr. - http://www.projectrich.com/gallery Bay Bridge: Leonard G San Francisco Skyline along Market Street from Twin Peaks: Vincent Bloch San Francisco Street Map: Peter Fitzgerald, OpenStreetMap Government Levels Responsibilities Sprites: Freeciv Golden Gate Bridge dr...
In June 2013, a group of friends launched a high-altitude near space balloon a few miles from Tuba City, Arizona. The amazing footage of the Grand Canyon area was LOST, then found two years later by an Arizona hiker. Enjoy the video of our launch preparations, flight footage, and some data analysis of the flight. We formed a new high-altitude group, Night Crew Labs! Keep up to date with new projects on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFlPPS5FlY84ll8nrgpabBw Max altitude: 98,664 ft (30.1 km) Time of flight: 1 hour, 38 minutes Payload: GoPro Hero3, Sony Camcorder, Samsung Galaxy Note II phone. The GoPro and camcorder were recording video footage, while the phone was taking still images. Music: Matt Corby - Brother (Kygo Remix) - Creative Commons License 3.0 Reddit...
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What if we could see through the crust of the earth to locate and measure precious groundwater? It’s no longer necessary to do “exploratory surgery” on the earth, says Knight, whose team uses satellites to track fresh water. Relying on the most sophisticated new measurement tools, Knight predicts and explains our fresh water future. Knight's passion is Earth imaging – how to use advanced technologies to see below the ground, to depths of hundreds of meters. The founding director of the Center for Groundwater Evaluation and Management, she works with her research group and other collaborators to find new ways of mapping and monitoring our groundwater resources. After obtaining her doctorate in geophysics at Stanford, she joined the faculty at the University of British Columbia, returning t...
Kicking back and watching a little basketball here in the US where the "March Madness" college hoops tournament is a big sporting event. What do we hear? Weather Report's Birdland with some great playing by the Kansas Jayhawks band - playing the Stanford Cardinals. Certainly Birdland! Check those trumpets playing a solid, high "F" Unfortunately for Kansas it didn't pull the team through. It was a close finish to the end!
To commemorate the 25th year anniversary of the Stanford Solar Car Project, the Precourt Institute for Energy presents a documentary about the Stanford team's top-five finish in the 2013 World Solar Challenge - a grueling 2000-mile race across the Australian outback. The documentary features team members, family and industry supporters, including project sponsors Panasonic and STMicroelectronics, as well as Google and Tesla Motors. Founded in 1989, the Stanford Solar Car Project is a student-run organization fueled by its members’ passion for environmentally minded technology. The team designs, builds, and races solar-powered vehicles to compete in the World Solar Challenge, a major international event held every other year in Australia. In the 2013 World Solar Challenge, the Stanford car...
Data science holds the potential to impact our lives and how we work dramatically. Despite its promise, many questions about data science remain. How real is this emerging discipline? What opportunities and challenges does it present? How can Stanford nurture data science in research and education? Watch the video and hear some of Stanford's thought leaders debate the answers to these questions.
(February 4, 2010) Stephen Schneider, professor of biology at Stanford and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, unpacks the political and scientific debates surrounding climate change. This course was originally presented in Stanford's Continuing Studies program. Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford: http://woods.stanford.edu/ Stanford Continuing Studies Program: http://csp.stanford.edu/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford