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.