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Stanford's Symbolic Systems bridges gap between humanity, technology

In an interdisciplinary study of "the science of the mind," students examine the human-computer relationship, and how to design technology that works well with users.  Video

Water splitter

Scientists at Stanford develop water splitter that runs on ordinary AAA battery

Hongjie Dai and colleagues have developed a cheap, emissions-free device that uses a 1.5-volt battery to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen gas could be used to power fuel cells in zero-emissions vehicles.  Video

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Stanford report offers a pathway to WWII reconciliation in Asia

A Stanford report based on lingering World War II tensions between China, Japan and Korea offers a pathway to reconciliation for those countries. Suggestions include historically accurate teaching materials, history dialogues and scholarly and student exchanges.

Punk rock posters

Stanford library unveils punk poster art collection

The archive of posters for legendary 1980s San Francisco bands offers a colorful path of research for scholars from diverse fields. The size and comprehensiveness of the Tom Law Punk Poster collection is probably unmatched anywhere, library officials say.