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1. New 'designer carbon' from Stanford boosts battery performance

The new material significantly improves the performance of batteries and supercapacitors.

2. Feinstein at Stanford: U.S. needs to track possible terrorists

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein says that the government's mass collection of communications data is misunderstood and that the data are used selectively and only for monitoring possible terrorist suspects.

3. Stanford's 2015-16 budget plan reflects strong fiscal position

Stanford is in excellent financial condition, even though federal funding for academic research remains limited, and the university continues to benefit from strong investment returns, Vice Provost Tim Warner said in a report to the Faculty Senate.

4. Stanford researchers develop technique to harness everyday seismic waves to image Earth

Stanford geophysicists have devised a technique that transforms the tiny tremors generated by the everyday hustle and bustle of city life into a tool for probing the subsurface of the Earth.

5. Stanford brain wave study shows how different teaching methods affect reading development

Stanford Professor Bruce McCandliss found that beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for reading.

6. Stanford breakthrough heralds super-efficient light-based computers

Light can transmit more data while consuming far less power than electricity, and an engineering feat brings optical data transport closer to replacing wires.

7. No safety threat at Stanford from July 2014 laboratory shipment

8. Search committee appointed for new Stanford VP for Human Resources

9. Grippy not sticky: Stanford engineers debut adhesive material that doesn't get stuck

A material inspired by the unique physics of geckos' fingertips could allow robotic hands to grip nearly any type of object without applying excessive pressure.

10. Ray Bacchetti, Stanford emeritus staff member, mentor and community volunteer, dies at 81

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 20, at 3 p.m. at the Stanford Faculty Club for Raymond Bacchetti, who oversaw the university's budget and planning operations during the administrations of Stanford Presidents Richard Lyman and Donald Kennedy.