Featured Reports

April 17, 2014
Stanford Report
President John Hennessy devoted his annual address to the Academic Council to the progress the university has made on sustainability – operationally and academically

April 16, 2014
The Atlantic
Steven Chu, former secretary of energy, and Stanford colleague Yi Cui describe how an overhaul of the unglamorous battery will jump-start a shift to renewable energy.

April 16, 2014
Graduate School of Business
Computer network designer Balaji Prabhakar takes on commute-hour gridlock in India, Singapore and the United States.

April 15, 2014
Defining Ideas/Hoover Institution
The environmental risks associated with hydraulic fracturing are real, but research shows they are less of a concern than opponents would have the public believe.

April 15, 2014
SLAC News Center
A new SLAC-Stanford study rules out a key pathway for developing energy-saving, room-temperature superconductors.

April 9, 2014
Stanford Report
Stanford University scientists have found a new, highly efficient way to produce liquid ethanol from carbon monoxide gas, an eco-friendly alternative to conventional ethanol production from corn and other crops.

April 8, 2014
Stanford Report
An enterprising team of Stanford students has designed a low-cost, solar-powered home that could lead the home-building industry to a more sustainable future.

April 7, 2014
School of Earth Sciences
A new model for solar farms that “colocates” crops and solar panels could result in the harvesting of valuable biofuel crops in addition to sunlight. The work was supported by Stanford's TomKat Center.