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TEDxASU event looked ahead to the future

At the March 25 event, held at Gammage Auditorium, speakers explored everything from the democratization of space exploration and AI's role in ending sex trafficking to the future of cancer diagnosis. Watch the recently uploaded TED talks here.

Geowhat?

ASU researchers propose geomimicry as part of NSF 2026 Idea Machine competition. Help them win by giving their “Big Idea” your vote.

MILO Institute launches a new model for space exploration

Space missions are more affordable when the cost is shared. ASU, Lockheed Martin and GEOshare are using a consortium model to increase access to space science worldwide.

ASU KEDtalk: Unearthing the secrets of magma

ASU geologist Christy Till explains how tiny crystals that form in magma could one day help us build an early warning system for volcanic eruptions — and how she made a grand leap from ballet to science.

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.

Giant telescope will bring deep space into sharper focus

There’s much we don’t know about the universe. But ASU has joined an international consortium to build the most advanced telescope to date, with the potential to unlock some of the most elusive mysteries about space.

ASU KEDtalk: Designing Earth's future

Ariel Anbar spent years studying our planet’s past. Then a simple question inspired him to consider our role in designing Earth’s future for the better.

Diamond electronics offer brilliant solutions

When the heat is on and the pressure is high, that’s when diamonds really shine. ASU scientists are using these gems in electronics, health care and even space exploration.

New perspectives on an ancient disease

From astronomers to engineers to theoretical physicists, ASU researchers are looking at cancer through many disciplinary lenses to make headway against this multifaceted and persistent disease.

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