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Volkswagen is no stranger to working with Stanford University, having collaborated with the Palo Alto school on the DARPA Grand Challenge competitions for autonomous vehicles. Volkswagen also already has a technology research facility in Palo Alto. The university and automaker are now opening a new Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab on campus as part of the school of engineering and calling it the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford, or CARS.

All right everyone, it's time to warm up your conspiracy theories. Back in December we reported on a potential breakthrough in battery technology from Stanford University's Professor Yi Cui. Dr. Cui developed a silicon nanowire material for use in battery electrodes. The beauty of the tiny wire bundles is that they have exponentially more surface area than a conventional flat surface electrode. That allows the electrodes to absorb and release far more electrons for greater energy density. Now we

Stanford University Materials Science Asst. Prof Yi Cui had developed what is claimed to provide a breakthrough in electrical energy storage. Instead of having an anode comprised of a solid mass of silicon and carbon, Cui and his research team have developed one based on a bundle of silicon nanowires. The limiting factor of traditional designs is that the as the silicon absorbs the lithium ions during charging, it swells and then contracts during discharge. Over time this causes the anode to cra

If you're in the Bay Area on November 19 and you're interested in up and coming technology, you might want to swing by the UC-Berkeley campus. University of California - Berkeley and Stanford University are teaming up to conduct a series of conferences on Clean Technology. The first of these events takes place in a few weeks at the Krutch Theater in Berkeley focuses on the electrification of vehicles. The panelists for this event include CARB Chair Mary Nichols, CalCars founder Felix Kramer and