Tesla Alums Develop a Series of Responsive LED Lamps

The first product in the line is a BR30. In a lighting market dominated by conglomerates, it’s rare to find a startup that—for now, at least—wants to stay one. Such is the case for Stack Lighting, a Silicon Valley–based maker of Web-enabled LED lamps that was founded by former Tesla Motors executives and is staffed with engineers culled from agencies and companies such as NASA, HP Labs, Google, and Oracle. Charting a path similar to that […]

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STANFORD’S GCEP AWARDS $10.5 MILLION FOR RESEARCH ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

Stanford scientists and an international research group receive funding to advance solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy. The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University has awarded $10.5 million for seven research projects designed to advance a broad range of renewable energy technologies. The funding will be shared by six Stanford research teams and an international group from the United States and Europe. “The seven projects funded by GCEP could spark discoveries […]

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Gigabit Ethernet Seeks a Boost

2.5-, 5G rates aim to keep pace with WiFi SAN JOSE, Calif. — Gigabit Ethernet is gearing up for a midlife kicker. Broadcom is leading a charge to create 2.5-Gigabit and 5-Gigabit standards for Ethernet to help keep pace with advances in WiFi. Trying to get ahead of the pack, Aquantia announced a family of physical-layer devices that support the faster data rates. The new speeds fill a hole between today’s Gigabit and 10G products, […]

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NEW ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM INFUSED WITH A JOLT OF ‘MAKER’ ENERGY

New classes allow undergraduates to use EE tools and techniques to make gizmos and systems from day one. Undergraduate Diniana Piekutowski, EE ’16, came to Stanford with an interest in sustainability that she could have pursued through several different majors. “I eventually decided on Electrical Engineering because I wanted to learn the essence of energy and electronics,” Piekutowski said. “To me, EE is a harmonic balance of theory and application.” Such statements are music to […]

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