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With urban fishing, there’s a catch

Fishing in urban lakes and ponds can provide an inexpensive source of protein and other nutrients. But ASU’s Beth Polidoro says regulation of waterways doesn’t cast a wide enough net.

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.

Preventing predictable disasters | ASU KEDtalk

The Interstate 10 spans the U.S. and offers a living laboratory for exploring the biggest issues of our time. Duke Reiter explains how ASU’s Ten Across (10X) initiative is using this transect to plan a resilient future.

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.

ASU LightWorks hire brings new energy to ASU

Jim Miller grew up in the shadow of Texas’s oil fields. Now, he’s joining ASU LightWorks®, where he’ll be thinking up ways to create and harness alternative energy gleaned from renewable sources.

Making rice green

Traditional rice farming techniques are not sustainable. But how do you change a process that’s deeply ingrained in culture, for a crop that nourishes half the world?

ASU KEDtalk: Plagued with questions

In many parts of the world, locust swarms devastate crops and communities. Arianne Cease is trying to change that.

Safe, sustainable science earns researcher praise

Gary Moore, recipient of the 2018 University Laboratory Safety Award, uses water efficient technology in his nanomaterials lab to protect both the people inside and the world outside.

Hidden ingredients in food choice

What factors influence which foods you pick up at the supermarket or pack into your lunchbox? Carola Grebitus studies consumer food choices and how they relate to health and sustainability.

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