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Scientists find 'slow earthquakes' that could trigger more destructive quakes

Newsweek | June 22, 2018

Researchers from Arizona State University found that instead of a smooth and steady motion, the fault is marked by small “stick-and-slip” movements—sometimes referred to as “slow earthquakes”—which release energy over a period of hours to months, rather than seconds to minutes like a typical quake.

Can artificial intelligence be used in wildfire detection?

Prescott eNews | June 15, 2018

An Arizona State University team has come up with a way to use artificial intelligence to detect wildfires before they grow to catastrophic intensity, and the project has a shot at winning a $100,000 prize from Microsoft next month.

Rare bunny-faced mammal captured on video

Netional Geographic | June 15, 2018

In 2014, Weidong Li, the scientist at the Xinjiang Institute for Ecology and Geography who had discovered the Ili pika, got lucky while scouring the rocky landscape: One of the mammals ran right across his boot, according to Andrew Smith, a conservation biologist at Arizona State University.


Car vending machine latest addition to Tempe's technology innovation fast track

AZ Family | June 13, 2018

This new addition is part of a much bigger innovation picture in Tempe, thanks to a big player. “ASU has been the most innovative university in the nation for three years running,” said Tempe city Councilwoman Lauren Kuby.

You think it's your friend calling, but it's actually this growing phone scam

CNBC | June 13, 2018

"Phone scams are one of the big problems right now," said Adam Doupe, associate director of the Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics at Arizona State University. "They're much more effective than email scams."

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