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Experts: Uber fatal crash inevitable, more standards needed

Phoenix Business Journal | March 19, 2018

“Autonomous vehicles are not going to be perfect, but they will be better drivers than humans,” said Ashraf Gaffar, an Arizona State University assistant professor of computer science and software engineering who has been researching and working in the autonomous car space since 2012.


Declining birth rate likely not the culprit that claimed Toys 'R' Us

Phoenix Business Journal | March 18, 2018

“The impact of birth rates on Kids 'R' Us has to be assessed as a very minor factor,” said Tom Rex, associate director of the Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, a unit of the L. William Seidman Research Institute in the W. P. Carey School.

Arizona becomes additive manufacturing (3-D printing) leader

AZ Big Media | March 16, 2018

Dhruv Bahte Ph.D, associate professor at Arizona State University, studies how materials react. Throughout his career, he has become extremely interested in the metal 3-D printing space.

Local expert and national reports indicate Arizona bridges are generally safe

Cronkite News | March 16, 2018

Pingbo Tang, a professor in Arizona State University’s School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, said Arizona bridges in general are safe, as the state does not face many natural disasters that could damage them.

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

The Washington Post | March 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.

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