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Fox 10 Phoenix | June 02, 2023

The world's first outdoor sweating, breathing and walking manikin, named Andi, is on Arizona State University's campus where researchers explain how Andi will be used. This study will help understand what body temperatures are like for a wide variety of people, including people living in mobile homes where the A/C goes out or people experiencing homelessness.

New Atlas | April 21, 2023

If you've ever tried piloting a quadcopter drone, you'll know that they invariably end up running into walls, trees or whatnot … often getting damaged in the process. An experimental new inflatable-body drone, however, just bounces off obstacles – plus it can grasp onto them. Known as the SoBar (soft-bodied aerial robot), the copter is being developed by scientists at Arizona State University.

Arizona's Family | April 20, 2023

When you think of algae, you may think of that slimy, slippery stuff you feel on your feet at the lake or in the ocean. But now an assistant professor at Arizona State University is using algae to develop raincoats, sequins and even a backpack. Charlotte McCurdy is an assistant professor in The Design School at ASU. 

azcentral | March 28, 2023

Teams of scientists have made significant steps toward reducing the size, cost and challenges of performing experiments like Nagaratnam's, and now, with a $90.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation, ASU researchers will construct a compact X-ray free electron laser (CXFEL). It's a tool that will allow researchers to glimpse atomic structures just a fraction of the width of a human hair.

Arizona PBS | February 13, 2023

Calviri, Inc. is a biotech startup that spun out of Arizona State University Biodesign Institute. It is focused on prevention and treatment of cancer. One of the core focuses of Calviri is developing an RNA-based vaccine for cancer.