Mark Naufel launched Luminosity with moonshot ideas in mind. Now, interdisciplinary teams of students with bright ideas are designing, building and deploying innovations that positively impact society.
For Meli'sa Crawford, talking about poop isn’t gross or impolite — it’s an important part of a day’s work. She studies poop to learn about the microbiome, or gut bacteria, and to understand how gut bacteria affect your health.
The Interstate 10 spans the U.S. and offers a living laboratory for exploring the biggest issues of our time. Duke Reiter explains how ASU’s Ten Across (10X) initiative is using this transect to plan a resilient future.
Is innovation always good? And is more always better? Not without "soul work," says Gaymon Bennett. He explains what soul work, shadow and spirituality have to do with our fixation on innovation in a new KEDtalk format with bonus podcast.
ASU’s new compact X-ray free electron laser will create movies of proteins at work. It will help scientists create drugs without side effects, understand how nature makes fuel from sunlight, and more — at a fraction of the size of existing particle accelerators.
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.
Why does everyone know the name Rosa Parks but not Claudette Colvin? Matthew Delmont shines a light on news coverage of the Civil Rights Movement and the importance of black newspapers—vital forerunners of today’s social media activism.
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.
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.