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ASU KEDtalk: Democratizing digital design

Technology is not created to reflect the rich diversity of people that use it, says Jessica Rajko. She contends that adding more voices in the design process will create not only more inclusive tech experiences but better technology overall.

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Hidden ingredients in food choice

What factors influence which foods you pick up at the supermarket or pack into your lunchbox? Carola Grebitus studies consumer food choices and how they relate to health and sustainability.

ASU KEDtalk: Change everything, all at once

By revealing what is hidden in plain sight, Chris Wharton illuminates a path to health, wealth, happiness and sustainability.

ASU KEDtalk: Water, a pricing paradox

Water is cheap. It falls from the sky. But the infrastructure to store, transport and clean it is expensive. Michael Hanemann brings the true cost to the surface and explains why it’s going to get higher.

Researcher develops diagnostics ASAP—as safe as possible

Developing a better test for tuberculosis is important work. So is protecting scientists from the infectious diseases they study. ASU’s Lab Safety Innovation Award celebrates and promotes ASU’s commitment to safe research practices.

Giant telescope will bring deep space into sharper focus

There’s much we don’t know about the universe. But ASU has joined an international consortium to build the most advanced telescope to date, with the potential to unlock some of the most elusive mysteries about space.

Cisco Innovation Challenge helps students launch their ventures

Maricopa Community College students pitched ideas ranging from novel water-saving solutions to home health tests in a seed-funding competition designed to grow their innovative ventures.

The carbon catcher: Q&A with Klaus Lackner

On the heels of his ASU KEDtalk, Klaus Lackner explains his process, shares his inspiration and discusses the challenges involved in making carbon air capture a reality.

ASU KEDtalk: Carbon is a terrible thing to waste

Like throwing trash into the street, each year we pump tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Klaus Lackner has developed technology poised to collect and reuse our carbon while cleaning the air.

ASU KEDtalk: Building a true sharing economy

In our modern sharing economy, apps let us catch a ride or find a place to stay – for a price. Amber Wutich says we’ve lost something vital in commodifying what we used to share. Find out what we’re missing and how to get it back.

Big data, big decisions

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

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.