Intersecting crises — the coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice and environmental catastrophes — have destabilized daily life and public institutions, rendering perennial questions about progress increasingly urgent. And yet, rethinking progress is not simply a question of what should be done through scientific or technological know-how; it is also a question of what it means to be human.
The world changed forever in 1989 when Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. Today, immediate access to massive amounts of content, information, photos, videos, opinions and daily narration is a normal aspect of everyday life.
Berners-Lee later said of his invention that “it is the unexpected re-use of information, which is the value added by the web.”
Adriana Baniecki is a home-schooled high school senior from Chandler, Arizona, with a passion for physics. She likes understanding how the world around her works.
When she was in ninth grade, her professors at community college presented physics as investigating the real world.
“We would drop balls off of the second story of the building, and measure and use all these lab analysis tools and stuff to kind of just show how the math underlies the real world,” she said.
With each passing day, the dark side of our dependence to fossil fuels becomes more apparent. In addition to slashing emissions of carbon dioxide, society must find sustainable alternatives to power the modern world.
In a new study, Gary Moore and his research group explore different approaches to catalysis, a chemical process that plays an essential role in biological reactions, as well as many industrial applications.
In the late 1600s, the Dutch tradesman Antonie van Leeuwenhoek began investigating the world of the very small using the first microscope, discovering a riotous world of protists, bacteria and other previously unseen organisms. Subsequent generations of scientists have developed ever more sophisticated means of probing the microscopic world, bringing many mysteries of the biological realm into stunning relief.
The Arizona State University Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics encourages students from all disciplines to engage in ethical issues through its Lincoln Scholars seminars. The program awards scholarships to students who participate in a one-credit seminar that features community and ASU faculty speakers, along with interactive discussions and activities.
During the last 70 years, transplantation has saved millions of lives around the globe thanks to the development of cutting-edge surgical techniques that can replace malfunctioning organs, tissues and cells. However, immune suppression is needed to prevent a recipient’s immune system from rejecting the donated tissue, and immune suppression comes with a host of serious potential side effects.
Arizona State University completed its 1 millionth COVID-19 test on Thursday, a milestone that commemorates the university’s massive effort to marshal all its resources and respond to the pandemic statewide, from Window Rock to Yuma.
ASU invented and developed enough tests to administer one to 1 in 7 Arizonans.
ASU research on protein responsible for detection, regulation of body temp part of collection marking Nobel Prize
The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded on Oct. 3 to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian "for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch." To celebrate, the journal Nature Portfolio presented a collection including further exciting research focused on different aspects of TRP and PIEZO channels, proteins that sense these ubiquitous stimuli.
MDAnalysis — an open-source software used by thousands of scientists for the analysis and manipulation of molecular simulations — was recently recognized by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative with an Essential Open Source Software for Science (EOSS) grant for the significant contribution it has on the field of biomedicine.