April 20, 2014

Earth / Space


Carbon under pressure exhibits some interesting traits

A paper by ASU researchers highlights a new technique in which small amounts of a material can be studied while being hot and squeezed within an electron microscope.


Bioscience / Biotech | Earth / Space | News coverage:  The case for alien life

Professors Ariel Anbar and Steven Desch are quoted in a Popular Mechanics article about the search for life beyond Earth.


ASU's Krauss receives Rome's most prestigious cultural award

Lawrence Krauss, a renowned cosmologist, author and professor at Arizona State University, has been awarded the "Roma Award Urbs Universalis 2013" by the Mayor of Rome.


Professor receives posthumous award for outstanding service to planetary science

Late professor Ronald Greeley, a planetary scientist at ASU until his death in 2011, is the 2013 recipient of the Harold Masursky Award for outstanding service to planetary science and exploration.


Earth / Space | News coverage:  Updating our nuclear intelligence

In an op-ed for the New York Times, ASU theoretical physicist Laurence Krauss writes about President Obama's recent call on Russia to join the U.S. in negotiating a mutual reduction in nuclear arms.


Timmes named vice provost for educational technology

Francis (Frank) Timmes, a professor in ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration, has been named vice provost of educational technology, a new position designed to help meet the growing use of educational technology at ASU.


ASU teams receive NASA grants to pursue spaceflight research

Two ASU research teams have been awarded NASA grants totaling $700,000 to support astronaut crew health and performance in space exploration missions.


Earth / Space | News coverage:  ASU professor looks forward to 'weekend on the moon'

Jim Bell, professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, discussed the future of space exploration in a recent Wall Street Journal Live video interview.


ASU Lunabotics team competes at Kennedy Space Center

For the second year in a row, ASU tested its Moon-mining robot design at the NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition in Florida.


When it comes to mammals, how big is too big?

A new theory developed by a team led by Jordan Okie of ASU provides an explanation for why and how certain groups of organisms are able to evolve gigantic sizes, whereas others are not.

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