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DARPA funds brain-stimulation research to speed learning

U.S. Department of Defense | April 27, 2017

Through partnerships with the Air Force Research Laboratory, the U.S. Air Force’s 711th Human Performance Wing and the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, for example, a research team at Arizona State University in Tempe will evaluate TNT stimulation with two groups of volunteers -- one studying intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and another practicing marksmanship and decision-making, DARPA says.

Robots taught to work alongside humans by giving high fives

New Scientist | April 27, 2017

Heni Ben Amor at Arizona State University says that having robots learn from watching humans interact won’t just make them better collaborators, it will help humans feel more at ease around robots too. “There’s a high demand for robots that are socially aware,” he says.

How to fight cancer (when cancer fights back)

The Atlantic | April 26, 2017

In a study of people with Barrett’s esophagus—a condition that often leads to esophageal cancer—Carlo Maley from Arizona State University found that mutations arise 13 times faster when people don’t take aspirin than when they swallow the drug.

'Science Exposed' reflects interpretations of Alzheimer's

KJZZ | April 26, 2017

We talked to one of those composers, Stephen Mitton, as well as Dr. Stephani Etheridge Woodson, director of Herberger Institute Design & Art Corps, about the project.

"Science Exposed: Bringing Science to Life through the Arts" is tonight at The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University.

Earliest dental fillings discovered in 13,000-year-old skeleton

Fox News Tech | April 25, 2017

Alejandra Ortiz, a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University's Institute of Human Origins who wasn't involved in the study, said she finds the authors' argument for dentistry highly convincing.

"Until now, the earliest evidence of dental filling came from a 6,500-year-old human tooth from Slovenia ," Ortiz told Live Science.

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