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Complexity science helps us make better decisions—from detangling trade webs to preparing for climate crises.

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ASU KEDtalk: Designing Earth's future

Ariel Anbar spent years studying our planet’s past. Then a simple question inspired him to consider our role in designing Earth’s future for the better.

Diamond electronics offer brilliant solutions

When the heat is on and the pressure is high, that’s when diamonds really shine. ASU scientists are using these gems in electronics, health care and even space exploration.

Form follows function in materials design

How do you find the right material to build the best product? ASU engineers are turning the typical trial-and-error process on its head.

Pride and Prejudice and roller derby: Q & A with Devoney Looser

Catch up with ASU professor Devoney Looser about her new book tracing Jane Austen’s rise to fame and the role the author has played in her own life – including her wardrobe.

ASU KEDtalk: What soap leaves behind

Some soaps leave a residue that reaches far beyond your shower door. Rolf Halden tells us about the unexpected consequences of our obsession with antimicrobials and where we go from here.

Leveling up literacy

Educational writing games developed by an ASU professor deliver critical skills while students have fun.

Glass act

From glass birdhouses to hanging vacuum chambers, ASU glassblower Christine Roeger creates customized tools for researchers.

ASU KEDtalk: Why are dogs special?

Lots of people think dogs are unique in their intelligence. Clive Wynne, director of ASU’s Canine Science Collaboratory, says that’s not true. But he knows what makes dogs truly special.

 

Better living – and eating – through plants

ASU research shows how to make plants produce more food, even in drought or salty soil. But there are challenges to getting this work off—or into—the ground.

ASU KEDtalk: Charting a course for Colorado River water

We’ve portioned out more of the Colorado River’s water than it can deliver. How do we navigate the rapids of water management without capsizing under growing demand? Dave White of ASU’s Decision Center for a Desert City explains how to stay afloat.

New perspectives on an ancient disease

From astronomers to engineers to theoretical physicists, ASU researchers are looking at cancer through many disciplinary lenses to make headway against this multifaceted and persistent disease.

ASU KEDtalk: Visitors from another world

Gazing at the night sky conjures deep questions about the universe. Meenakshi Wadhwa, professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration and director of the Center for Meteorite Studies, invites us to look at the planetary ‘Rosetta stones’ right here on Earth that can give us answers.