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1. Stanford Invention Hall of Fame welcomes six new technologies and honors 27 new prolific inventors

Each new technology has earned more than $5 million in royalties for Stanford. The 27 new prolific inventors have invented at least seven technologies that, in aggregate, have generated over $500,000.

2. Graduating seniors awarded 2015 Firestone and Golden medals, Kennedy Thesis Prize

Graduating seniors recently received the 2015 Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, the Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in Humanities and Creative Arts, and the David M. Kennedy Honors Thesis Prize for their undergraduate capstone projects.

3. Stanford water conservation measures expanded

University policies now in place limit irrigation using potable – meaning drinkable – water to two days per week. Irrigators using non-potable water have been asked to make 25 percent reductions and already are achieving measurable results.

4. Americans embrace positive feelings, while Chinese prefer a balance, Stanford research shows

European Americans want to maximize the positive and minimize the negative more than Chinese.

5. Study of Stanford student-athletes provides new insights into injury impacts

By tracking athletes' health with electronic medical records, Stanford researchers deliver a more comprehensive picture of the lingering effects of certain injuries.

6. Opening this fall: McMurtry Building, roundabouts and humanities dorm

For detailed information on construction projects in progress, including advice on how to navigate safely around campus on foot or on wheels, visit Stanford's HEADS UP website or subscribe to its weekly email newsletter.

7. Stanford researchers find mental health prescription: Nature

Study finds that walking in nature yields measurable mental benefits and may reduce risk of depression.

8. Stanford high-speed video reveals how lovebirds keep a clear line of sight

Lovebirds turn their heads at record speeds to maneuver through densely crowded airspace. Stanford's David Lentink says this strategy could be applied to drone cameras to improve visual systems.

9. First spacecraft to visit Pluto carries software and equipment developed at Stanford

The university's planetary scientists and engineers have their eyes peeled on the edge of the solar system as New Horizons approaches the dwarf planet.

10. Stanford engineering students teach autonomous cars to avoid obstacles

The best way to survive a car accident is to avoid collisions in the first place. Professor Chris Gerdes' engineering students are developing algorithms and pop-up obstacles that could lead to safe autonomous driving.