Drone copter to take flight for the first time on Mars

Despite a global pandemic and some technical delays, NASA’s 2020 Mars Rover – the aptly named Perseverance – is scheduled to launch this summer (currently slated for July 30) on a groundbreaking endeavor. Perseverance will bring along a small, four-pound helicopter dubbed Ingenuity. The copter will be the first flying vehicle on another planet and … Read more Drone copter to take flight for the first time on Mars

Stanford Professor Teaches the History of Vaccines during a pandemic

In a graduate seminar taught by Stanford medical anthropologist Lochlann Jain, students examined how previous epidemics can illuminate the social dynamics and politics of the era. Read the story: https://news.stanford.edu/2020/06/25/learning-history-vaccines-disease/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ MB018BRKIZODMGR

Stanford Class of 2020: Guillermo Camarillo

It may have seemed like the deck was stacked against Camarillo. But top academic achievements, an impressive resume and a commitment to higher learning and public service are among the qualities that earned him a spot in the Class of 2020. Now a Stanford graduate with a bachelor’s degree in management science and engineering, Guillermo … Read more Stanford Class of 2020: Guillermo Camarillo

It’s Official: The U.S. Recession Began in February

The record-long U.S. expansion ended in February, according to the academic panel that serves as the arbiter of America’s business cycles, putting an official date on the start of the coronavirus-induced recession. “The committee has determined that a peak in monthly economic activity occurred in the U.S. economy in February 2020,” the National Bureau of … Read more It’s Official: The U.S. Recession Began in February

Stanford students help farms and food banks weather COVID-19

As schools, workplaces and restaurants closed down in the early days of COVID-19, canceled food orders began to result in large-scale agricultural destruction. At the same time, economic stress was rising and food banks across the country were struggling to meet demand. Frustrated by the waste, Stanford sophomores James Kanoff and Stella Delp co-founded the … Read more Stanford students help farms and food banks weather COVID-19

Why is the US pulling out troops from Germany? I Inside Story

They are a legacy of World War Two – a symbol of U.S. commitment to protecting its European allies. But U.S. military forces stationed in Germany are reportedly going to be sharply reduced. President Donald Trump plans to pull out 9,500 American soldiers by September – reducing the number to 25,000. Troops will either be … Read more Why is the US pulling out troops from Germany? I Inside Story

Debate: How should governments get us out of a coronavirus ‘Great Depression’?

As we begin to emerge slowly and nervously from lockdown, many people are asking whether this moment of collective trauma could become an opportunity for national renewal. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) But the collapse in economic output has torn through countries’ finances. Tough choices loom. Choices which could set the tone of our politics and society for … Read more Debate: How should governments get us out of a coronavirus ‘Great Depression’?

Fantastic Beasts | Neurobiologist on Extremes of Human Nature | SophieCo. Visionaries

Humans are on the one hand capable of mass genocide, and on the other hand, great self-sacrifice. Why are we capable of such extremes? We talked about this with Robert Sapolsky, professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant. Follow @SophieCo_RT Instagram Sophieco.visionaries Podcast https://soundcloud.com/rttv/sets/sophieco-visionaries Subscribe to … Read more Fantastic Beasts | Neurobiologist on Extremes of Human Nature | SophieCo. Visionaries

Stanford Virtual Classroom: Digital Archeology

Christina Hodge is the Academic Curator and Collections Manager of the Stanford University Archaeology Collections (SUAC). She teaches “Museum Cultures: Material Representation in the Past and Present.” To move this course online, Dr. Hodge has partnered with the Stanford Libraries and CESTA, a digital research group, to create a virtual museum exhibition of Maya and … Read more Stanford Virtual Classroom: Digital Archeology

Stanford’s Innovative Medicines Accelerator

The Innovative Medicines Accelerator builds on and expands existing programs and adds new resources to help Stanford investigators turn their good ideas into effective drugs for people. Read the story: https://news.stanford.edu/2020/05/21/innovative-medicines-accelerator-turns-focus-covid-19/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ SyncID: MB018BRKIZODMGR

Course Logistics and Introduction to SwiftUI

The first of the lectures given to Stanford University students who took CS193p, Developing Applications for iOS using SwiftUI, during Spring quarter of 2020. Paul Hegarty covers the logistics of the course and then dives right into creating an iOS application (a card-matching game called Memorize). The Xcode development environment is used to demonstrate the … Read more Course Logistics and Introduction to SwiftUI

MVVM and the Swift Type System

The series of video lectures given to Stanford University students in Spring of 2020 continues with a conceptual overview of the architectural paradigm underlying the development of applications for iOS: MVVM. In addition a key concept in the Swift Programming Language, its type system, is explained. The Memorize demonstration continues, incorporating MVVM. It is impossible … Read more MVVM and the Swift Type System

Stanford Virtual Classroom: Fieldwork at Home

Professor Fukami teaches a field biology course designed to give students hands-on experience at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. In a typical quarter, it is attended by 60-100 students, each visiting Jasper Ridge to observe and measure ecological samples of flower ecology and microbes. This quarter, the class will take advantage of the large datasets … Read more Stanford Virtual Classroom: Fieldwork at Home

Stanford Virtual Classroom: Building Heaven and Hell

The challenges –and opportunities –of Stanford University’s move to fully-online learning have been enormous. Faculty and students find themselves faced with the daunting task of teaching, learning and connecting online while facing a global pandemic that has disrupted many aspects of their daily lives. In the class Building Heaven and Hell, students read texts from … Read more Stanford Virtual Classroom: Building Heaven and Hell