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.
Researchers find mass killings, school shootings are contagious
Mass killings and school shootings in the U.S. appear to be contagious, according to a team of scientists from Arizona State University and Northeastern Illinois University.
Creating a stopwatch for volcanic eruptions
We've long known that beneath the scenic landscapes of Yellowstone National Park sleeps a supervolcano with a giant chamber of hot, partly molten rock below it.
Researcher develops artificial-intelligence tools for environmental research
In pre-computer times, engineers, environmental planners and scientists alike relied heavily on detailed topographic maps to do everything from plan projects to survey areas at risk of flooding or landslides.
Research findings point way to designing crack-resistant metals
Potential solutions to big problems continue to arise from research that is revealing how materials behave at the smallest scales.
Research provides a new picture of ticket scalpers
You've heard the stereotype of ticket scalpers – that they're lone wolves waiting to prey on people with overpriced access to the events we want to see. Pretty accurate, right? Well, maybe not.
Engineers create stretchable batteries
Origami, the centuries-old Japanese paper-folding art, has inspired recent designs for flexible energy-storage technology. But energy-storage device architecture based on origami patterns has so far been ...
Nurture, not physical environment, explains human behavior
For more than a century, scientists have debated why people in different parts of the world eat different foods, follow different social norms and believe in different origin stories.
Researchers link Ebola news coverage to public panic using Google, Twitter data
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 from Arizona State University, Purdue University and Oregon State University ...
Did dinosaurs enjoy Grand Canyon views? Definitely not, say researchers
Did dinosaurs roam the Grand Canyon? Well, the answer depends on whom you talk to. And how old they believe the majestic canyon to be.
Wetlands ecologist explores ancient sea in the desert
When you meet Jorge Ramos, the first things you'll notice are his easy smile and genuine interest in others. Give it a few minutes, and you'll be captivated by his enthusiasm for science and entertained by ...
Faster, portable microbial analysis in the field
Until recently, it took hours – sometimes days – to analyze biological samples after they were frozen in the field and brought back to the laboratory. But now there is a faster, cheaper and smaller way ...
A closer look at a deadly bacterium sets the stage for new vaccines
Tularemia, or rabbit fever, is a severely debilitating and sometimes fatal disease, and the pathogen involved has potential as a biological weapon. To better understand the disease – and to better design ...
Professors prepare national tool kit for police use of body-worn cameras
Two ASU criminology and criminal justice professors are the primary authors of a new online tool kit for police departments nationwide to implement the use of body-worn video cameras.
US West's power grid must be prepared for impacts of climate change
Electricity generation and distribution infrastructure in the Western United States must be "climate-proofed" to diminish the risk of future power shortages, according to research by two Arizona State University ...
Key blood pressure drug seen in startling new detail
A new Arizona State University research study has revealed the fine details of how an experimental drug works to regulate blood pressure, paving the way to the development of better drugs.