Using Twitter and Google search trend data in the wake of the very limited U.S. Ebola outbreak of October 2014, a team of researchers have found that news media is extraordinarily effective in creating public panic.
Scientists have long debated why people in different parts of the world eat different foods, follow different social norms and believe in different origin stories. Two ASU researchers find that social learning, not environment, is behind the variations.
An ASU research team has used a variation of origami, called kirigami, as a design template for batteries that can be stretched to more than 150 percent of their original size and still maintain full functionality.
From the mountains of Mars to vents on the deep ocean floor, Arizona State University researchers have explored far and wide. This timeline tells the story of some of ASU’s biggest discoveries and innovations over the past two decades.
In a masterful merger of engineering, physics and biology, ASU researchers have developed a briefcase-size device that can continuously detect trace bacterial levels in the ocean, quantify microbes in the soil, detect pathogens in our food and more.
ASU researchers are working to improve aspects of lung engineering that may in the future contribute to providing a nearly limitless supply of donor organs, ideally matched to their recipients, or to repairing damaged lungs.