Tom writes about research and other activities of the 250 faculty and 5,300 students of the nine departments that comprise the Stanford School of Engineering. Known as the nucleus of Silicon Valley, the school's practice of building partnerships between researchers and startup firms has been emulated worldwide.
Researchers would like to place very small implants deep inside our bodies to monitor health or treat pain. But providing electric power to implants without wires or batteries has been a big obstacle.
Now, engineers are developing a way to ...