Melissa Pandika | Portfolio
Heavy pollution leaves behind molecular scars that may be passed on to children and grandchildren.
Stanford University engineers have figured out how to coat clothing in a meshwork of silver nanowire so that it not only insulates better than regular clothes but also generates its own heat.
Engineer Keisuke Goda has built the world’s fastest camera. It can see cancer cells that are about to spread.
Global health researcher Abraham Flaxman's software cleans up the often sloppy data on hepatitis C, cholera and other diseases that plague the developing world, allowing researchers to monitor the spread of these ailments and stop them in their tracks. (Also published on USATODAY.com)
The Caribbean islands could help lead the way in weaning us from fossil fuels by tapping into heat energy deep within the Earth. (Also published on USATODAY.com)
A simple breath test could one day streamline diagnoses of everything from breast cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.
By building eco-houses, students are jump-starting careers.
With its doll eyes and fuzzy mouthparts, the Australian peacock spider could endear itself to even the most skittish arachnophobe.
Los Angeles Times
Even as climate changes heats our oceans, many marine species have moved to seemingly warmer waters. New research says they're still reacting to climate change, but at a local scale.
Gold nanoparticles are used for drug delivery, cell imaging and many other applications. But now chemists are giving silver -- a cheaper, more abundant material -- a chance to shine. They’ve figured out how to make silver nanoparticles that are even more stable than gold nanoparticles.
Bubbles aren’t needed to experience the burning sensation, but they do enhance it, according to a study published in the journal PLOS One.
Gene therapy researchers say they used a safe version of HIV to prevent metachromatic leukodystrophy and halt Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome in children.
The United Nations sent Nepalese peacekeeping troops to bring relief to Haiti after it was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake in 2010. A new study concludes the peacekeepers brought something else, as well -- cholera.
Stanford News Service
An autonomous system for exploring the solar system's smaller members, such as moons and asteroids, could bring us closer to a human mission to Mars.
Engineers at Stanford's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have developed autonomous underwater vehicles that can photograph regions of the ocean floor that were once too risky for these robotic explorers.