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1. Stanford, Toyota to collaborate on AI research effort; Fei-Fei Li to direct new center

Led by Associate Professor Fei-Fei Li, the new SAIL-Toyota Center for AI Research will focus on teaching computers to see and make critical decisions about how to interact with the world. At the outset, research will address intelligent robotics and autonomous cars.

2. National security faces challenges from insider threats, Stanford scholar says

Amy Zegart says insider threats are rooted in organizational inflexibility. She examines lessons learned from 2009 Fort Hood terrorist attack.

3. Ice sheets may be more resilient than thought, say Stanford scientists

Stanford study suggests that today's ice sheets may be more resilient to increased carbon dioxide levels than previously thought.

4. Stanford soil sleuths solve mystery of arsenic-contaminated water

Stanford Earth scientist Scott Fendorf helped discover how trace amounts of arsenic were moving from sediments into groundwater aquifers in Southern California.

5. Stanford scholar discovers unknown Magna Carta scribe

Manuscript expert Elaine Treharne shows  that one of the world's most famous documents was written not by the king's scribes, but by a cathedral scribe outside the central court.

6. Nathan Rosenberg, Stanford professor and expert on the economic history of technology, dead at 87

Nathan Rosenberg, the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor of Public Policy, Emeritus, in Stanford's Department of Economics, died Aug. 24 at the Vi at Palo Alto, at the age of 87.

7. Summer job makes a difference in classroom learning, Stanford scholar says

Stanford researcher Jacob Leos-Urbel found that summer jobs for young people have positive impacts on academic performance, especially for students who work jobs across multiple summers.

8. Most sensors designed to measure head impacts in sports produce inaccurate data, Stanford bioengineers find

As scientists zero in on the skull motions that can cause concussions, David Camarillo's lab has found that many commercially available sensors worn by athletes to gather this data are prone to significant error.

9. Stanford engineers find secret to steady drone cameras in swans

By solving how whooper swans keep their heads steady during flapping flight, Stanford engineers have developed a camera suspension system that could allow drones to produce crisper video images.

10. Stanford FEED Collaborative applies design thinking to food system

Sustainability promoted from local farms through distributors to consumers.