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Scientists at ASU work with microgrids to power and empower impoverished communities

The State PressMarch 15, 2018

Hanna Breetz, a scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley School of Sustainability, said that it is important to consider sustainability in more than just the ecological sense. Technology, in order to be maximally efficient and useful, must be economically and culturally sustainable as well.

Scientists find evidence of paint, complex tools and climate chaos at the dawn of humanity

The Washington PostMarch 15, 2018

There probably will be scrutiny about how socially advanced the people at Olorgesailie really were. Long-distance social networks are “a key unique feature of modern humans,” Curtis Marean, an archaeologist at Arizona State University in Tempe, told Science. But the evidence for such networks is debatable, given that the stone for tools came from less than 30 miles away.

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking dies

The ScientistMarch 14, 2018

Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist at the Arizona State University and a friend and colleague of Hawking, tells NPR that the British physicist discovered something “truly remarkable” at a young age—that, theoretically, some kind of particle could radiate out of black holes, an idea that ran counter to what physicists expected from gravity.

How do we restore trust in our democracies?

SmithsonianMarch 12, 2018

That spirit guides many Smithsonian efforts to generate dialogue, such as the National Museum of American History’s collaboration with the nonprofit Zócalo Public Square and Arizona State University to create events and online conversation about what it means to be American, along with Smithsonian Second Opinion, a series of conversations with thought leaders on our website.

San Francisco Bay area land that will be lost to future flooding significantly underestimated, new study says

The Weather ChannelMarch 09, 2018

Geologists from the University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University used high-resolution satellite and aircraft data to determine that more land than previously thought is sinking around the Bay Area and could exacerbate flooding issues by 2100, according to the study published Wednesday in Science Advances.

More of the Bay area could be underwater in 2100 than previously expected

The New York TimesMarch 07, 2018

The authors of the report — Manoochehr Shirzaei, a professor at Arizona State University and Roland Bürgmann, a professor at University of California, Berkeley — have combined land elevation data with rising sea level projections. And they are now challenging the current flood threat projections as too conservative.

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