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Think your tech is cool? Wait until you see what Umit Ogras is working on. “If we accomplish this, smartphones and tablets will have a new form,” said the electrical engineer at Arizona State University. “You don’t always carry your phone. You always wear a shirt.” Umit Ogras Flexible hybrid electronics can be bent or stretched. Picture pulling a wand...
Arizona State University alumnus Matt Shindell found a way to bring all his interests together in a career many would rank high on their list of dream jobs: curating a collection at the Smithsonian Institution. “It was being in the right place at the right time,” Shindell said. “And studying the right thing — it was luck.” Finding the job...
In “The Art of War,” famed Chinese general Sun Tzu advised, “if you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” Along with five other universities, researchers from Arizona State University are bringing this age-old concept to digital battlefields to combat advanced persistent cyber threats and other forms of cyber malfeasance. The...
The term “global security” can be vague, encompassing any number of issues, from climate change to autonomous weapons systems to food insecurity. For those in positions that require a firm grasp of the subject — be they members of the military, government officials or humanitarian workers — getting a handle on it is no small task, especially when they’re on...
When male chimpanzees of the world’s largest known troop patrol the boundaries of their territory in Ngogo, Uganda, they walk silently in single file. Normally chimps are noisy creatures, but on patrol they’re hard-wired. They sniff the ground and stop to listen for sounds. Their cortisol and testosterone levels are jacked 25 percent higher than normal. Chances of contacting neighboring...
It’s time to stop thinking of individual efforts to live as energy efficiently as reasonably possible as merely some kind of alternative lifestyle choice. Prudent use of resources — from industrial to household scales — will become more critical to maintaining quality of life as the world’s population continues to grow. Economic and environmental sustainability will hinge more directly on...
A pair of chemicals — prized for their antimicrobial properties — rose to become superstars in industry. Triclocarban is used in various soaps, while triclosan additionally appears in thousands of items of daily use in the United States and around the world, including pencils, clothing, toiletries, toys and yoga mats. But a growing chorus of researchers has raised serious questions...
Arizona State University continues to foster Vietnamese STEM innovation and skill-building with the opening of the Maker Innovation Space in Ho Chi Minh City’s Saigon Hi-Tech Park. Launched on June 8, the Maker Innovation Space is part of the Building University-Industry Learning and Develop through Innovation and Technology program known as BUILD-IT . This $10.8 million project, funded by the...
College can be overwhelming for incoming students, with more people, more choices and more responsibility. To help transform a student’s introduction to the Arizona State University experience from potentially intimidating to absolutely energizing, the ASU Alumni Association has crafted its Sun Devil Send-Offs, a yearly series of more than 30 summer gatherings in cities across the country. It’s a cross...

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