Arizona State University, (ASU) was founded in 1885 as a public university. Today, ASU has the single largest student body in the USA with over 67,000 undergraduate and graduate students. ASU is rated by Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning as a “very high research activity” university. ASU has campuses in downtown Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe, Arizona. ASU recently opened the Biodesign Institute in Tempe for the purposes of expanding its biotechnology research capabilities. Noteworthy colleges at ASU include the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, School of Sustainability, College of Technology and Design and international institutes in collaboration with labs located in foreign countires.
Fungal pathogen shows profound effects from spaceflight
At Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, Cheryl Nickerson and her team have been investigating the intriguing effects of spaceflight on microbial pathogens.
Twitter pattern: Those who don't know you well are more likely to retweet
(Phys.org) —Big news can spread like wildfire via Twitter, but did you ever think about why certain people choose to retweet? A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University ...
Sorting good germs from bad, in the bacterial world
(Phys.org) —Arizona State University scientists have developed a microfluidic chip, which can sort good germs from bad.
Indirect study of Earth's core
The center of the Earth is about 6,371 kilometers or 4, 000 miles away, roughly the distance between Phoenix and the North Pole.
Engineering new lighting and display technology
Nathan Bakken describes the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps) as "scientist and engineer meet the unforgiving marketplace."
The long shot of life elsewhere
Recent research suggests that there may be as many as 40 billion habitable planets in our galaxy. A number that large has some scientists speculating that the universe might be teeming with life.
Is social media creating a digitally dependent culture?
Unless you've taken a time machine back to the dark ages, you're well aware that social media is everywhere. The question many ask is whether social media has invented a digital culture or simply removed ...
Scientists discover that ants, like humans, can change their priorities
All animals have to make decisions every day. Where will they live and what will they eat? How will they protect themselves? They often have to make these decisions as a group, too, turning what may seem ...
Researchers detail climate-change impacts in ecological journal
The coming century will bring many changes for natural systems and for the human societies that depend on them, as changing climate conditions ripple outward to changing rainfall patterns, soil nutrient cycles, ...
Division of household chores may depend on one's mess tolerance
Not that anyone is pointing fingers, but one individual went three weeks without noticing that dirty laundry had piled up.
Report sheds light on conflicts over religion, women's rights in global affairs
Women's education, reproductive rights, female genital cutting/mutilation and women's dress. These are just a few of the topics commonly used to support the idea that the world is locked in a clash of civilizations.
New atomic layer-by-layer InGaN technology offers breakthrough for solar cell efficiency
Did you know that crystals form the basis for the penetrating icy blue glare of car headlights and could be fundamental to the future in solar energy technology?
Working together: Bacteria join forces to produce electricity
Bacterial cells use an impressive range of strategies to grow, develop and sustain themselves. Despite their tiny size, these specialized machines interact with one another in intricate ways.
Young credit card users are more responsible, study finds
If you think young people don't know how to manage money and pay down their credit cards, then you should think again. A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and the Federal Reserve ...
Intelligent software to help instructors build customized courses
Teaching just got a little bit easier, thanks to researchers at ASU's College of Technology and Innovation who are developing a software tool that will help instructors design more personalized courses. The ...