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Chinese family reportedly paid $6.5 million for spot at Stanford

The person with knowledge of the inquiry said that Zhao’s family was introduced to college consultant William Singer by a financial adviser at Morgan Stanley based in Pasadena, California, named Michael Wu.

Novel AI system can draw caricatures

The researchers used a machine learning technique, Generative Adversarial Network (GAN), for unpaired photo-to-caricature translation to generate caricatures that preserve the identity of the portrait.


Magnetised wire can detect cancer early

The wire, which is threaded into a vein, attracts special magnetic nanoparticles engineered to glom onto tumour cells that may be roaming the bloodstream if you have a tumour somewhere in your body.

Extreme weather events more likely if Paris Agreement goals aren't met: Study

Researchers claim that many countries will not be able to meet their commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement, which could lead to more extreme weather patterns.

Apple rolls out 'Heart Survey' notifications to Watch users

Apple Watch users are being sent notifications on their devices to take the Apple Heart Survey, that will help the tech giant collect medical data, in partnership with Stanford Health.

Microsoft AI technology tops Stanford comprehension test; can interpret documents like humans

Microsoft's artificial intelligence has shown the capability to interpret details as accurately as humans, and outscored Alibaba's AI system in Stanford's comprehension test.


Alibaba's AI outgunned humans in key Stanford reading test

A Stanford University test on reading and comprehension saw an Alibaba-created artificial intelligence system outscore a human.

X-ray laser can convert diamond to graphite: Study

A new study has been able to convert diamond to graphite using X-rays, in a process that can help better understand how carbon structures can be re-assembled.

Mechanical heart valves safer than biological counterparts: Study

Mechanical heart valves may be safer in certain cases than those made of animal tissue and should be used more as a replacement, especially in younger patients, according to a study.

Mosquito monitoring platform wants you to record whine, help create global map

A mosquito monitoring platform, Abuzz, based in Stanford University, is looking for volunteers to help it record a detailed global map of mosquitoes.