Stanford University: News

04 Jul 2024


Moon mystery solved? New study explains formation of lunar swirls

Stanford University and Washington University in St. Louis (WUSL) have proposed a fresh explanation for the bright patches known as lunar swirls on the Moon's surface.

27 Jun 2024

Yale University

Bill Gates's daughter confirms relationship with Paul McCartney's grandson

Phoebe Gates, the youngest daughter of Bill Gates and Melinda Gates, has publicly confirmed her relationship with Arthur Donald, grandson of music legend Sir Paul McCartney.

21 Jun 2024


Stanford awards master's degree to a 105-year-old great-grandmother

Virginia "Ginger" Hislop, a 105-year-old great-grandmother, was awarded her master's degree from Stanford University this past weekend, over eight decades after she initially left the institution.

24 Apr 2024


Former Stanford University president's AI start-up raises $1 billion

Xaira Therapeutics, a new entrant in the drug development industry, has successfully raised $1 billion in funding.

01 Mar 2024


Why Stanford is a dream university for aspiring tech entrepreneurs 

Stanford University, nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, has been a breeding ground for some of the most influential tech entrepreneurs and executives.

07 Feb 2024


OpenAI's GPT-4 recommends using nukes in Stanford University's wargame simulations

In a recent study yet to be peer-reviewed, Stanford researchers put OpenAI's GPT-4 language model to the test, in a series of high-stakes wargame simulations.

Obelisks: New life found in the human digestive system

Delving into the intricate ecosystem of microbes inhabiting the human body, scientists have unexpectedly encountered a novel category of a virus entity.

26 Aug 2023


Stanford's breakthrough energy-saving paint might help lower electricity bills

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a groundbreaking paint that reflects up to 80% of the Sun's mid-infrared light.

15 Jul 2022


Want to get a law degree from US? Read this!

Law degrees are one of the most prestigious. Lawyers not only have the opportunity to earn a high income but are also vital to the judiciary besides other fields.

28 Jun 2022

Elon Musk

Happy birthday Elon Musk: Tracing his life and key milestones

Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, has been an enigma to many.

36 IIT scientists on Stanford's world's top 2% scientists list

As many as 36 scientists from two Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have featured on the list of top 2% of the world's most-cited scientists compiled by the prestigious Stanford University, California, USA.

12 Nov 2020


Restaurants, hotels, gyms have highest risk of spreading COVID-19: Study

A new study has indicated that restaurants, gyms, and hotels have the highest risk of spreading COVID-19.

13 Oct 2020

Nobel Prize

Watch: Nobel Prize winner wakes up co-winner to share news

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics were announced to the world on Monday, however, one of the recipients of the honor only heard about the win from a late-night knock on his door.

12 Oct 2020

Nobel Prize

American economists Paul Milgrom, Robert Wilson awarded Economics Nobel Prize

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to United States economists Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement on Monday.

27 Apr 2020

Amazon Prime Video

Stanford researchers develop algorithm to upgrade video streaming

As millions remain under lockdown and glued to their screens, researchers at Stanford University are working to make content streaming more seamless than ever.

28 Jan 2020


This soft, stretchable battery can soon power your wearables

In a major development, engineers at Stanford have come up with a new soft and stretchable battery for electronics.

03 Jan 2020


Five successful Indian-origin CEOs in Silicon Valley to know about

Indians have been making a mark in the global tech space for many decades, playing an important role in the industry and contributing in various ways.

14 Dec 2019

Gaming Bytes

These video games can teach you management strategies

Business management is a daunting task and not everyone knows it intuitively.

Stanford's new 'smart hospital' has robots, automated guided vehicles

As hospitals around the world continue to incorporate smart technologies and robots, Stanford University is building a tech-powered health care center from ground up.

10 Jul 2019


6 notable and successful alumni of IIT-Madras

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-Madras), stands as one of the country's most esteemed and sought-after institutions for quality technical education.

18 Jun 2019


#HealthBytes: Five natural ways to get gorgeous skin

Everyone wants clear, glowing, and beautiful-looking skin.

03 Jun 2019


#HealthBytes: 5 tips to get golden-glowing skin this summer season

Everyone desires healthy and beautiful-looking skin.

12 Mar 2019


18-year-old invents method to detect malnutrition at just Rs. 2

An 18-year-old Mangaluru boy named Muhammed Suhail CS was honored with the prestigious Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar this January.

01 Feb 2019

North Korea

US-N Korea summit details to be announced next week: Trump

US President Donald Trump yesterday said the details of his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be announced next week, and that a date and place had been settled.

26 Nov 2018


China's claim about creating first gene-edited babies has scientists outraged

The scientific community has been sent into a frenzy following claims by a Chinese scientist that he had helped make the world's first genetically-edited babies.

25 Sep 2018


Drink to Old Times: World's oldest brewery found in Israel

Are you a beer lover? Do you enjoy a beer every now and then? With peanuts, nachos, or chicken wings?

28 Aug 2018


To promote entrepreneurship, Rajasthan-govt sends 91 students to Silicon Valley

Rajasthan government has sent 91 students under "Student Startup Exposure Program" to Silicon Valley as part of its efforts to promote entrepreneurship in the state.

18 Aug 2018

Gaming Bytes

#CareerBytes: These video games can teach you management strategies

Business management is a daunting task and not everyone knows it intuitively.

10 Aug 2018


7 incredible technologies you're likely to see in your lifetime

Over the past two decades, technological growth has turned our world upside down.

02 Aug 2018


India-born Akshay Venkatesh wins Fields Medal, the 'Nobel' of mathematics

New-Delhi born and Australia-bred Akshay Venkatesh has made India real proud.

29 Jul 2018


At 15, Indian-American genius becomes an engineer!

Three years ago, Indian-American prodigy Tanishq Abraham graduated from a California college when he was just 11, and made headlines globally.

13 Jul 2018

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: For golden glowing skin, follow these 5 simple hacks

Cliche as it sounds, everyone wants to have a beautiful, healthy skin. But so much pollution and extended exposure to sun can badly impact one's skin cells, and thus ruin skin's health.

21 Jun 2018


26-year-old Isha Ambani gets an MBA from Stanford University

It's been a memorable couple of months for Isha Ambani, daughter of Mukesh Ambani. A little over a month after announcing her engagement, she has now completed her MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

Stanford researchers have trained an AI bot to make memes

If you thought artificial intelligence was just restricted to cancer research, analyzing supernovae, and the like, you're quite mistaken.

31 May 2018


IISc-Bengaluru India's only institution among top-100 in THE Reputation Rankings

Regaining its lost position after a lull of seven years, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has made it to the top-100 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2018.

30 May 2018


Evan Spiegel: The sassy Snapchat chief who speaks his mind

Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snapchat, is a controversy child. He doesn't hold himself back, it doesn't matter if at the receiving end it is his customers, competition or his own investors.

22 May 2018


4.4mn iPhone users sue Google for unlawfully collecting personal info

4.4 million iPhone users in the UK have filed a lawsuit against Google accusing it of unlawfully collecting users' personal information and violating their privacy from 2011 to 2012.

01 May 2018

Yogi Adityanath

UP Cabinet Minister begins 5-day US visit to woo investors

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Sidhartha Nath Singh today began his five-day visit to the US with a high-level meeting with Medtronic, one of the largest health companies in the world.

29 Apr 2018


UP minister on five-day US visit to woo investors

To showcase Uttar Pradesh as an ideal investment destination, cabinet minister Sidharth Nath Singh today embarked on a five-day visit to the US to rope in certain reputed companies like Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Amazon for setting up their units in the state.

21 Mar 2018


Google pledges $300 million towards fighting fake news

In a bid to tackle the issue of fake news, Google has launched a project called the Google News Initiative (GNI).

09 Mar 2018


Twitter appoints distinguished engineer Parag Agrawal as CTO

Distinguished engineer Parag Agrawal, IIT-Bombay alumnus, has been appointed the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Twitter.

08 Nov 2017


Meet Kartik Sawhney: A visually-impaired Indian who's making things happen

In a world lost in selfies and procrastination, it's rare to come across stories of youths that inspire action towards a more just, inclusive tomorrow. Kartik Sawhney's is one such story.

30 Oct 2017


Who could succeed Kwon Oh-Hyun as Samsung CEO?

South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics is in a leadership crisis following CEO & Co-Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-Hyun's shocking resignation.

29 Oct 2017

Larry Page

Alphabet Results: Google-founders get $3.5 billion richer in a day

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin saw a combined rise of $3.5 billion in their net-worth as Class A stocks of Alphabet, Google's parent company, hit a record-high price of $1,061 per share.

12 Sep 2017


Stanford University AI experiment criticized for 'identifying gay faces'

A Stanford University facial recognition experiment claims to have the ability to distinguish between homosexual and heterosexual individuals.

08 Sep 2017


Bromances are here, and with them, happier and healthier men

Many people fighting for feminism seem to be mistaken in their approach: they focus on women, the 'victims', and stand against men, the 'perpetrators'.

02 Sep 2017


Social Media: Congress enters BJP territory

The Congress seems to be taking a leaf from the BJP's book.

16 Jul 2017


Maryam Mirzakhani, first female fields medal recipient, dies at 40

Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian math genius and a Stanford University professor recently died in the US. She had been suffering from breast cancer, which had spread to her bones.

19 Jun 2017

Electric Vehicles

Wireless electricity transmission: The impossible is now a reality

Scientists at Stanford University have developed a technology to wirelessly transmit electricity to moving objects.

14 Jun 2017

Google Maps

The legacy of Marissa Mayer

After a year of negotiations, Verizon completed its acquisition of Yahoo for $4.48 billion.

13 Jun 2017


Bromances are here, and with them, happier and healthier men

Many people fighting for feminism seem to be mistaken in their approach: they focus on women, the 'victims', and stand against men, the 'perpetrators'.

26 May 2017


'Petrol prices could go to just Rs. 30/liter in future'

As the world makes advancements in technology, one significant change may be on its way - the price of petrol plummeting to Rs. 30 per liter or even less.

30 Jan 2017


America and its most famous immigrants

Immigrants from across the world have migrated to the US for a better life.

17 Jan 2017

Donald Trump

Paypal founder Peter Thiel considering running for California governor

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is reportedly considering to run for California governor in 2018, according to three major Republicans.

Chan Zuckerberg Foundation pledges $3 billion

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will invest $3 billion over ten years to "help cure, prevent, or manage all disease" via a program called Chan Zuckerberg Science (CZS).

19 Aug 2016

Climate Change

Environmentalist McKibben says Climate Change is WW-III

Environmental activist Bill McKibben, in his article on climate change published in 'The New Republic', wrote that the world was under attack from climate change.