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ASU KEDtalk: Staying ahead of cyberattacks

Paulo Shakarian tells us how mining the dark web can throw light on cybercriminals and thwart their impending attacks. He likens his research strategy to that of a soldier running reconnaissance on the enemy.

 People looking through a rectangular opening. The caption reads: Visitors investigate the vault that will house the 10-meter long X-ray laser at the grand opening of the Biodesign Institute Building C.

Little laser focuses on proteins at work

ASU’s new compact X-ray free electron laser will create movies of proteins at work. It will help scientists create drugs without side effects, understand how nature makes fuel from sunlight, and more — at a fraction of the size of existing particle accelerators.

ASU KEDtalk: Hunting for hydrogen, a moonshot

Craig Hardgrove tells us how the first self-propelled, shoebox-sized spacecraft could reveal the whereabouts of water on the moon and what that means to Earthlings. He also explains why small spacecraft allow us to take bigger risks.

 A man holding a piece of equipment. The caption reads: Ivan Ermanoski says he came to ASU because of its commitment to improve the world’s future and because of ASU’s multidisciplinary research environment. He says he values working with people outside of his area of expertise, something “that comes easily in the ASU environment.”

Physicist joins ASU LightWorks to help solarize society

Physicist Ivan Ermanoski joins ASU LightWorks®, where he will design a thermochemical reactor to harness energy from renewable sources, like the sun.

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Research Growth Areas

How do we feed a growing world population? Is space travel commercially viable? What if we could detect disease before they do permanent harm? ASU researchers are polling their expertise in the natural sciences, engineering, arts and humanities to address big challenges and answer important questions. Learn about key areas where ASU is making discoveries that make a difference.