Study: Fitness trackers suck at measuring calories burned

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine studied seven popular fitness trackers and discovered none of them could accurately measure energy expenditure.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/study-fitness-trackers-suck-at-measuring-calories-burned.html

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This cute robot wears a tie and can learn human behavior

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Engineering are working on a prototype they call Jackrabbot, a “social robot” that seems like a cousin of R2-DT.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/01/this-cute-robot-wears-tie-and-can-learn-human-behavior.html

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This humanoid robot diver is a submersible avatar

A professor at Stanford University has designed a robotic humanoid diver with articulated hands that is designed to be an underwater avatar, exploring the way a human would— while its driver remains safely up at the surface.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/28/this-humanoid-robot-diver-is-submersible-avatar.html

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Stanford researchers unveil technology that could prevent battery fires

The quest to build a better mouse trap at Stanford has ventured into explosive territory. Or, more specifically, into lithium-ion battery explosion prevention territory.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/12/stanford-researchers-unveil-technology-that-could-prevent-battery-fires.html

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‘Skyscraper’ chips promise powerful computing boost

Stack-Chip Skyscraper Stanford
A team led by Stanford researchers is using nano-materials to created ‘stacked’ computer chips which outperform traditional ICs by orders of magnitude.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/219171-skyscraper-chips-promise-powerful-computing-boost

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Over 10K participants sign up for Stanford medical trial after ResearchKit debut

The number of participants in a Stanford University cardiovascular study conducted using Apple’s new ResearchKit medical research platform ballooned to more than 10,000 overnight, researchers say, after the trial was featured on stage during Apple’s “Spring Forward” event earlier this week.



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You have to see these sound waves

‘Cymatics’ is the science of visualizing audio frequencies. Musician Nigel Stanford and Director Shahir Duad explain how they used various techniques and materials to create stunning visual effects that correspond to the music.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/AO_XbL41oRY/cymatics-science-vs-music-nigel-stanford-orig-mg.cnn.html

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Google's current stance on patents with Android would have prevented Google from ever having existed

Just over 15 years ago, two Stanford University students set out to commercialize PageRank, a brilliant new search engine concept they’d developed to organize the Internet’s vast array of information. However, the same intellectual property rights Google now opposes in regard to Android would have prevented Larry Page and Sergey Brin from ever having got their company off the ground back then.



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Here come the rice-grain-sized brain implants: Stanford discovers way of beaming power to microimplants deep inside your body

Stanford's mid-field wirelessly powered microimplant, the size of a grain of rice
Stanford electrical engineer and biological implant mastermind, Ada Poon, has discovered a way of wirelessly transmitting power to tiny, rice-grain-sized implants that are deep within the human body. This could well be the breakthrough that finally allows for the creation of smaller pacemakers, body-wide sensor networks, and a new class of “electroceutical” devices that sit deep in the human brain and stimulate neurons directly, providing an alternative for drug-based therapies for depression, Alzheimer’s, and other neurological ailments.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/182686-here-come-the-rice-grain-sized-brain-implants-stanford-discovers-way-of-beaming-power-to-microimplants-deep-inside-your-body

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