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Stanford researchers develop new software for designing sustainable cities

By 2050, more than 70% of the world's population will live in cities. Stanford Natural Capital Project researchers have developed software that shows city planners where to invest in nature to improve people's lives and save billions of dollars.
Tags: Science, Stanford, Stanford Natural Capital Project


Can the military academies compete with Stanford and Harvard in venture? Two veterans are raising $50M to find out

Soldier-entrepreneurs are unfortunately still a rare breed in Silicon Valley, despite the region’s origins in Cold War defense spending. While the courage and perseverance required to fight in an overseas battlefield (or the office bureaucracy on base) would seem a perfect fit for the travails of the founder, the reality is that the journey from solider to CEO is a long and arduous transition. A couple of organizations have popped up over the years to make the leap easier. For instance, Patriot ...
Tags: West Point, Navy, Stanford, Government, Virginia, Iraq, New York City, Tech, Department Of Defense, Chicago, Harvard, Williams, Fema, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Dc


Rich Archbold: The Buchfuhrers — celebrating Father’s Day as doctor team

When Julia Buchfuhrer was growing up, she had a special bond with her father, Mark Buchfuhrer, but, hard as he tried, he could not persuade her to become a doctor like he was. ‘No way, no way,” she told her dad. She was interested in other things, like maybe being a marine biologist. But her dad persisted. He finally got his wish when his daughter decided to go to medical school and become a doctor, but that wasn’t the end of the story. Julia Buchfuhrer graduated from med school at Western Unive...
Tags: Yosemite, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford, Nazis, Toronto, Sport, Hungary, Canada, Soccer, United States, Arizona, Poland, Long Beach, University Of Arizona, Montreal, Local News


Mark Zuckerberg's reputation has gone from heralded genius to 'worst Bond villain ever.' So why do so many business school grads still want to be the next Zuckerberg?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about "News Tab" at the Paley Center, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 in New York. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Despite the declining reputation of Big Tech, many business school grads are setting out to become the next great tech founder. Tom Eisenmann, an entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, set out to examine why so many grads are attracted to startup's in his new book "Why Startups Fail: A New Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success." But beyond providing a ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, Review, Opinion, Mba, Stanford, America, Trends, Strategy, Society, Economy, Yale, Bond, Ftc


Thousand Oaks baseball ends near-perfect season with CIF Division 2 crowning

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. FULLERTON – The Thousand Oaks baseball team couldn’t win every game this season. But they won the game that mattered. The Lancers edged Trabuco Hills 3-2 in a comeback victory Saturday to claim the CIF Southern Section Division 2 championship at Cal State Fullerton. Thousand Oaks finishes the year 29-1, wrapping a pretty bow on a history-making season with a CIF title, the program’s first since 2003. “This...
Tags: California, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arkansas, Ventura County, Cal State Fullerton, High School Sports, San Pedro, Oklahoma State, Molina, Barrett, Weiss, San Fernando Valley, Riggio


New York Liberty and Sabrina Ionescu back in town to play the Sparks

On June 21, 1997, the Sparks and the New York Liberty played in the first WNBA game in the Great Western Forum in Inglewood. On Sunday afternoon, in the league’s 25th season, the Sparks and Liberty meet again Both teams and the Phoenix Mercury remain as the only three of the eight original WNBA teams still playing. The Sparks came up short against the Mercury 80-66 on Friday after beating them two days prior. Without injured Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike, the Sparks (5-5) lacked their typical defens...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Liberty, Las Vegas, Kobe Bryant, Ducks, Mercury, Usc, WNBA, Lakers, Sparks


Thousand Oaks baseball shows no signs of slowing ahead of CIF final

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. When the Thousand Oaks High baseball team is up to bat, have your cameras ready, because odds are you’ll get footage of a ball being hit over the fence. And just when you think the Lancers can’t hit any more home runs, they hit another. The Lancers are back in a CIF final for the first time since 2003 Saturday when they take on Trabuco Hills (24-8) at Cal State Fullerton in the Southern Section Division 2 ...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arkansas, Ncaa, Cal State Fullerton, High School Sports, Oklahoma State, Westlake, Weiss, San Fernando Valley, Riggio, San Dimas, Jack Wilson, Bonita


"The Mark of Policing: Race and Criminal Records"

The title of this post is the title of authored by Eisha Jain published in the Stanford Law Review Online. Here is its abstract: This Essay argues that racial reckoning in policing should include a racial reckoning in the use of criminal records.  Arrests alone — regardless of whether they result in convictions — create criminal records.  Yet because the literature on criminal records most often focuses on prisoner reentry and on the consequences of criminal conviction, it is easy to overlook...
Tags: Law, Stanford, Criminal Records, Douglas A Berman, Eisha Jain


New manufacturing technique for flexible electronics

The long-sought future of flexible electronics that are wearable has proven elusive, but Stanford researchers say they have made a breakthrough.
Tags: Science, Stanford


Graphene 'camera' captures real-time electrical activity of beating heart

Scientists today track electrical signals and voltage changes in neurons and muscle cells by labeling individual cells or probing with electrodes. UC Berkeley and Stanford scientists have developed a new type of sensor that employs a sheet of graphene to get a continuous measure of electric field in these tissues. Electric fields change graphene's reflectance. The physicists found a way to amplify and measure the changes caused by action potentials in a beating embryonic chicken heart.
Tags: Science, Stanford, Electric, UC Berkeley


VOTE: Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week, June 18

Each week, publications from the Southern California News Group’s 11 properties (Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) select the Athletes of the Week for their respective region. Each athlete is then entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week vote. Click on the newspaper links bel...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Sonora, Esperanza, Suarez, High School Sports, Eagles, Monarchs, Irvine, Cynthia, Cajon, Buggs, Alemany, Beckman


18 valuable pieces of advice from the best graduation speeches of all time

Issa Rae. Theo Wargo/Getty Images Most commencement speeches tend to follow a similar formula. However, some are so inspiring they are remembered long after graduation. Issa Rae was praised for her Stanford commencement speech that quoted the rap song "Wipe Me Down." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Ditch the dream and be a doer, not a dreamer." - Shonda Rhimes' 2014 speech at Dartmouth College Shonda Rhimes at Dartmouth College. Dartmouth/YouTube The...
Tags: Apple, Motivation, Hbo, Cook, Shonda Rhimes, Jobs, Education, Entertainment, Stephen Colbert, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Careers, America, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy


Biden follows Trump’s mistaken lead on tariffs

There is a surprising commonality between the trade policies of Presidents Joe Biden and Donald Trump. In June 2020, President Trump ordered an investigation into the digital services taxes that several countries had imposed on foreign companies providing services over the internet. President Biden continued this investigation; and this month, it concluded with the announcement that 25% tariffs would be imposed on certain products from Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the UK. However, t...
Tags: UK, Milan, California, Opinion, Mexico, Stanford, US, America, Spain, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Canada, Britain, Soccer, House Of Representatives


Soccer: Carli Lloyd scores quick goal and US women defeat Jamaica

HOUSTON (AP) — Carli Lloyd scored 24 seconds into the game and the U.S. women’s national team went on to defeat Jamaica 4-0 on Sunday night in the Summer Series. The U.S. women are undefeated in 41 straight matches, the third longest streak in team history. The team is undefeated in 55 games on American soil. Lloyd’s goal was the fastest for the Americans since Alex Morgan scored in 12 seconds against Costa Rica in a 2016 match. Lloyd also became the oldest woman — at 38 years, 332 days — to sco...
Tags: Stanford, Nigeria, Uncategorized, US, Sports, Sport, Ap, Austin, Soccer, United States, Portugal, Tokyo, Denmark, Jamaica, Houston, Christian Eriksen


Scientists discover how oxygen loss saps a lithium-ion battery's voltage

SLAC and Stanford scientists took a unique and detailed nanoscale look at how oxygen seeps out of lithium-ion battery electrodes, sapping their energy over time. The results could suggest a fix.
Tags: Science, Stanford, SLAC


Pandemic restrictions will largely vanish this week. Politics? Or science?

At the stroke of midnight on June 15, the spell will break. Masks can fall. Churches and gyms and movie theaters can fill up. We’ll finally be able to tell a smile from a scowl, and sales of lip balm — and, perhaps, breath mints — will surely rise. As California stands on the precipice of normalcy after more than a year of pandemic drama and trauma, some worry. Are we really ready? Is the state that valiantly vowed to follow the science really following the science? Juliana Ibaraki, a junior ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, California, Stanford, India, Sport, European Union, Public Health, Soccer, Metallica, States, UC Berkeley, Ny, New York State


Shrinking to survive: Bacteria adapt to a lifestyle in flux

E. coli adapt to survive sudden starvation. Biologists from Washington University in St. Louis and Stanford showed that when E. coli cells lack nutrients, the cytoplasm becomes more dense as its volume decreases, probably because of water loss. At the same time, the periplasm increases in volume as the inner membrane pulls away from the outer membrane.
Tags: Science, Stanford, St Louis, Washington University


Vandy, Stanford Heading to CWS After Super Regional Sweeps

Reigning national champion Vanderbilt and Stanford swept their NCAA super regionals and became the first teams to lock up spots in the College World Series.
Tags: Stanford, Ncaa, Vanderbilt, CWS, Vandy Stanford


Vandy's Rocker, Stanford's Beck Dominate in Super Regionals

Vanderbilt’s Kumar Rocker and Stanford’s Brendan Beck turned in dominant pitching performances in NCAA super regionals to put their teams a win away from College World Series.
Tags: Stanford, Beck, Ncaa, Vanderbilt, Vandy, Kumar Rocker, Brendan Beck, Rocker Stanford


Whicker: College football’s playoff expansion confounds

The most engaging, involving and dramatic regular seasons in sports will disappear in 2026. No longer will you begin your Saturday by flipping on the TV at 9 a.m. and watch the dominoes fall until 11 p.m., from Columbus to Gainesville to Norman to Eugene. No longer will every game count. Consistency will be shelved. Health will be devalued. And, in all likelihood, the end of the road will feature the same crimson, orange and scarlet suspects. The College Football Playoff has totally erased what ...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Alabama, LSU, NFL, Georgia, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Nba, Wisconsin, College sports, Ohio


See’s Candies at 100: How Mary See and family created a California classic

A line of customers outside a See’s Candies shop in San Francisco. (Photo courtesy of See’s Candies) This retailer has never changed its color scheme. The type font used for the logo dates back a century. The clerks still give free samples to every customer, as they have for years. But a strong e-commerce model now bolsters the 250 brick-and-mortar stores, and new products roll out every month. This is See’s Candies at 100, a company that has mastered the recipe for commercial success by comb...
Tags: Food, Business, News, Maryland, California, Stanford, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, History, Soccer, Long Beach, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, San Jose


Villa Park softball knocks off Westlake to grab spot in Division 2 final

VILLA PARK — The Villa Park softball team continued its historic run Thursday by beating Westlake 7-4 in the CIF-SS Division 2 semifinals at Villa Park High. Villa Park (24-2) will play Upland for the championship on June 18 or 19. The Spartans had not reached a CIF championship game since 1979. “When I took the job here, other coaches in the area told me I’d never be able to turn it around,” Villa Park coach Terry Williams said. “They had a bunch of losing seasons in a row. Now, we are one of t...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Sydney, Birmingham, Villa Park, Oregon State, Notre Dame, High School Sports, Flores, Chung, Spartans, Westlake, Maher


Oklahoma top Florida State for 5th Women’s College World Series title

Oklahoma’s Giselle Juarez pitches during the first inning in the final game of the Women’s College World Series championship series on Thursday in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Oklahoma’s Giselle Juarez (45) reacts after striking out Florida State’s Cassidy Davis to end the first half of the first inning of the final game of the NCAA Women’s College World Series softball championship series Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Florida State’s Danielle Wa...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Stanford, Sports, LSU, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Associated Press, Oklahoma, Florida State, Ucla, Oklahoma City, Juarez, Jennings


College Football Playoff on brink of expansion: Proposal calls for 12-team event that would be a blessing for the Pac-12

One of the greatest challenges facing Pac-12 football is on the verge of being swept out of the way. The College Football Playoff will expand to 12 teams — and provide much easier access for the Pac-12 champion — if a subcommittee’s proposal is formally adopted later this month by the university presidents that oversee the CFP. (Washington State’s Kirk Schulz is the Pac-12 representative on the CFP’s board of managers.) The timing of the long-awaited expansion has not been determined. The CFP wi...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, West Coast, East Coast, College Football Playoff, Usc, Ucla, Hotline


When Walmart comes knocking

As I’m typing this, I’ve just finished my second panel for our big TC Sessions: Mobility event. The write-ups will be ready in time for next week’s roundup, but a couple of things worth thinking about in the meantime. The first is partnerships with big companies like Walmart. I get the sense that Walmart really loves to play the field when it comes to partnering with small tech startups. And honestly, why not, right? There’s a lot of upside and relatively little downside. At the end of the day, ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Stanford, Tech, Walmart, Mit, Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Mike, Gideon, CMU, Bossa Nova, Kopic, Bossa Nova Robotics


‘In the Heights’ Screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes on Killing Her Darlings and Fighting to Ensure Authenticity [Interview]

Long before Quiara Alegría Hudes wrote the screenplay for the new movie musical In the Heights, she wrote the book for…well, the stage musical In the Heights, sharing duties with songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda. But a lot happened between those projects. She’s kept busy. She’s written more plays, more musicals. She wrote a children’s book. She won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by the Spoonful. Not asking her back to shepherd her Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about lif...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Stanford, Earth, Features, Chicago, Broadway, Musical, Warner Brothers, Washington Heights, Jon, Marc Anthony, Lin Manuel Miranda, Nina, Fort Washington, Chris Scott


How Technology Can Link Teachers, Students, and Parents

We all want to see our children thrive, both academically and emotionally. Parents are eager to understand how to support their children’s learning and nurture their relationships with their children, yet many do not receive the guidance and support they need to do so effectively. This is especially true for parents from historically underserved communities. There is a great opportunity and need for resources that equitably build parents’ capacity to support their children’s success, while als...
Tags: Parenting, Stanford, Research, University Of Maryland, Cabrera, FASTalk Families, FASTalk Weekly, Natasha Cabrera, Family Involvement Laboratory Armed, FASTalk Research


"Exploring Alternative Approaches to Hate Crimes"

The title of this post is the title of published today by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law and Stanford Law School.  I received an email about the publication, which provided this overview: “Exploring Alternative Approaches to Hate Crimes” [is] a comprehensive report that assesses critiques of hate crime laws from communities of color and other targeted communities, and evaluates potential alternative approaches to respond to hate crimes more effectively.  The report addresses the ha...
Tags: Law, Stanford, Brennan Center for Justice, Brennan Center, Stanford Law School, Douglas A Berman, NYU Law, Michael German, Shirin Sinnar, New York City Oakland Calif


UC Irvine baseball doomed by rough start in season-ending loss to Stanford

No matter how good a baseball team might be, it is very hard to win after spotting a talented opponent a seven-run lead in the first inning. That was UC Irvine’s reality on Monday night against Stanford in the championship game of the four-team Stanford Regional of the NCAA tournament. The Cardinal pounced on the Anteaters for seven runs and eight hits before the Anteaters had a chance to grab a bat and held on for an 11-8 win. The loss ends UCI’s season at 43-18, with a Big West Conference reco...
Tags: Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Nevada, Texas Tech, UCI, Torres, Irvine, Bowser, UC Irvine, Dillon, Tatum, North Dakota State


Easy Ways To Improve How You Look and Feel Every Day

The wellness industry and its trailblazers continue to demonstrate versatility, durability, and openness as we emerge from a turbulent year like no other, already negotiating the effects of a global pandemic and its meteoric changes in customer expectations and behavior. Present patterns have been exacerbated, the desire for optimum fitness has been intensified, and, of course, inequalities have been magnified as a result of this massive reset. Innovation has exploded as a result of bot...
Tags: Fashion, Usa, Stanford, Gmo, Beauty, Ipl, Skin Care, Cosmos, Yana, Leafwell Botanicals, Progerin, Coral Toothpaste, Cosmos Vita, Madefor