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Stanford ResearchKit heart health app expands internationally

08/06, 5:00pm

Stanford MyHeart Counts app adding UK, Hong Kong participants

A health study app based on Apple's ResearchKit API has now started collecting health date from outside the US for the first time. Stanford University's MyHeart Counts app has started including participants in the UK as well as Hong Kong, the first international expansion for apps created using ResearchKit, which makes it easier for medical professionals to create, deploy and recruit participants in health and medical studies.


ResearchKit cardio app brings 10,000 volunteers virtually overnight

03/11, 3:04pm

Publicity from feature spot in 'Spring Forward' event demonstrates Apple influence

On Monday, Apple devoted a portion of its "Spring Forward" event to talking about a previously-unannounced initiative called ResearchKit that will help medical researchers put together apps that improve the voluntary data collection process so vital to the field. Five example applications were also released that day, including one that sought participants in a Stanford University cardiovascular study. Today, some 10,000 new applicants have volunteered through the app.


Apple CEO Cook to speak at White House cybersecurity conference

02/09, 11:36pm

President seeks to strike balance between security and privacy

The Office of the President has announced a forthcoming White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection that will take place on Friday, February 13 at Stanford University. President Obama and representatives from business, government, cyber security firms and other interested stakeholders will gather in the hopes of finding a balance between protecting America's interests from the growing threat of cyber-attacks, while still protecting citizen privacy. Apple CEO Tim Cook is among those who have been invited to speak.


Sony, Stanford Folding@home project to end this month

10/22, 6:47am

Sony, Stanford distributed computing projects ends Oct 23

The partnership between Sony and Stanford University on the Folding@home distributed computing project will come to a close at the end of the month after five years. The project utilized the ‘idle’ hours on a PlayStation 3 that were donated by a user in order to harness the considerable power of the Cell processor and the console’s GPU. This helped Stanford’s researchers to crunch through reams of data to advance medical knowledge in the areas of Alzeimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and cancer.


Laurene Powell Jobs elected to Stanford Board of Trustees

09/05, 10:27pm

Graduated with MBA from school of business in 1991

Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple CEO Steve Jobs and chair of the Emerson Collective as well as president of the board of College Track , has been elected to the Board of Trustees for Stanford University. Powell Jobs has been a strong advocate for education reform throughout her career, and sits on the boards of several organizations that promote opportunities for underprivileged youth, encourage science education in service to environmental causes and other areas.


Ferrari chief meets Apple, Google leaders

04/25, 1:25pm

Ferrari's di Montezemolo talks to Cook, Google

Ferrari raised intrigue Wednesday after it said its CEO, Luca di Montezemolo, met with the top executives of Apple and Google. As part of a trip to Stanford University, he met with the "heads of Google" as well as Apple CEO Tim Cook. While the details weren't mentioned, the supercar company mentioned that di Montezemolo had a two-hour "face-to-face meeting" in which they talked about common ground.


AP reveals Standford University's Apple Collection

12/29, 11:00am

Material originally intended for Apple museum

An Associated Press report has exposed some of the contents of Stanford University's Apple Collection, a part of the Silicon Valley Archives. The material was originally preserved by Apple with the intention of creating a corporate museum, but shortly after the return of Steve Jobs as CEO in 1997, the company contacted Stanford about donating to the SVA. In all Stanford collected two moving trucks' worth of books, photos, documents, software, marketing, and videos from Apple's Cupertino headquarters.


Intel to put $100m into US university research

01/26, 4:40pm

Intel to invest $100m into US university research

Intel on Wednesday said it would devote $100 million in cash investments to US university research in the course of the next five years. These funds will be used to support a number of Intel Science and Technology Centers, with the first to be built at Stanford University. Its focus will be on next-generation visual computing.


Study reminder: touchscreen devices spread sickness

10/15, 12:15pm

Study says touchscreens help spread illness

A recently published study from the Journal of Applied Microbiology came back to light today in an interview late Thursday discussing the risks of getting sick from touchscreen devices. Stanford University PhD student Tim Julian noted that about 30 percent of the bacteria, viruses and other organisms on a surface are picked up on contact, making the iPad, iPhone and Android devices more likely to spread illnesses. He explained to the Sacramento Bee that the issue mostly becomes acute when owners share their devices, which can be more common with touch displays.


New solar energy tech promises to double efficiency

08/02, 6:55pm

System utilizes heat and light for conversion

Engineers at Stanford University are working on new technology that aims to double the efficiency of existing solar energy systems. Researchers are testing a conversion method, "photon enhanced thermionic emission," that thrives in higher temperatures, overcoming a drawback of traditional photovoltaic technology that becomes less efficient as temperatures rise.


Paper supercapacitors could power ultra-thin computers

05/21, 5:05pm

SWNT would make paper displays, PCs possible

Stanford University today made public a new technique that could provide power on extremely thin devices. Single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) printed on paper treated with polyvinylidene fluoride could act as supercapacitors, storing energy. In addition to being very thin, the nanotubes would be extremely stable and would lose only a small amount of a potential charge after 2,500 cycles.


Stanford develops wearable batteries for electronics

01/22, 12:35pm

Stanford University prototypes textile batteries

Stanford University is continuing its research into organic batteries, this time applying its technology to wearable textiles. The researchers have turned regular cotton and polyester into electronic textiles, paving the way for jeans or t-shirts that can charge cellphones or portable music players. The technology is also one of the first steps to a new category of devices with flexible screens that are worked into clothes.


Stanford U shows paper batteries using ink, nanotubes

12/09, 5:30pm

Stanford University shows nanotech batteries

Scientists at the Stanford University have found a way to create electricity using little else than regular paper coated in special ink that contains nanotubes and silver nanowires, the school's paper reported on Monday. Even when the paper is crumpled, it retains its newfound properties and acts as a battery or supercapacitor.



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