University Stanford engineers design a robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris 2017-06-28T18:00:54.000000000+00:00 Researchers combined gecko-inspired adhesives and a custom robotic gripper to create a device for grabbing space debris. They tested their gripper in multiple zero gravity settings, including the International Space Station. Fairness favored in Europe’s refugee crisis 2017-06-28T07:15:17.000000000+00:00 Stanford scholars surveyed 18,000 citizens of 15 European countries and found that they support allocating asylum seekers proportional to each country’s capacity, even if the number of asylum seekers to their own countries would increase. Corals may hold cancer insights 2017-06-28T07:15:03.000000000+00:00 Stanford researchers are exploring how corals that re-colonized Bikini Atoll after nuclear bomb tests 70 years ago have adapted to persistent radiation. Their work is featured in a PBS series. Climate change – there’s still time to act: Noah Diffenbaugh at TEDxStanford 2017-06-27T21:23:18.000000000+00:00 Professor Diffenbaugh studies the climate system, including the extreme events that affect agriculture, water resources and human health. Early cardiology care linked to lower risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation 2017-06-27T20:50:53.000000000+00:00 Patients with the irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation who got early cardiology care had a reduced risk of stroke, probably because they were more likely to be prescribed anticoagulants, Stanford researchers found. Black holes appear to be orbiting each other 2017-06-27T15:00:46.000000000+00:00 After 12 years observing black holes at the center of an amalgam of ancient galaxies, a multi-institution team, including Stanford’s Roger Romani, may have recorded the smallest-ever movement of an object across the sky. Stanford law professor weighs in on Supreme Court’s decision to hear travel ban case 2017-06-26T23:50:42.000000000+00:00 Stanford law professor Jayashri Srikantiah discusses the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the Trump Administration’s appeals about Trump’s executive order banning travel of certain nationals from Muslim-majority countries. Stanford scientists create a cellular guillotine 2017-06-26T19:01:26.000000000+00:00 In an effort to understand how single cells heal, mechanical engineer Sindy Tang developed a microscopic guillotine that efficiently cuts cells in two. Learning more about single-cell wound repair could lead to self-healing materials and machines. Self-affirmation plays role in minority students’ college success 2017-06-26T12:30:06.000000000+00:00 African American and Latino students who completed self-affirming writing exercises in middle school took more challenging courses and were more likely to enroll in college, among other positive outcomes. Why working from home is a ‘future-looking technology’ 2017-06-23T21:10:00.000000000+00:00 Companies and employees benefit from workplace flexibility, says Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom.