How G3Box Turns Shipping Containers Into Clinics (Fast Company)
Arizona State students Gabrielle Palermo and Susanna Young are converting freight containers into mobile clinics—when they can find the time.
From garbage to gas to energy (Renewable Energy World)
Utilities are tapping into renewable landfill gasses and converting them to energy. “We’re starting to more and more view waste as a valuable product that we can either reuse or that has organic content that we can extract,” said Mikhail Chester, a civil engineer at Arizona State University.
Quantum mechanics and energy research (U.S. News and World Report)
In recent years, the field of quantum mechanics has revolutionized electrical circuits that power computers, cell phones and the many other devices that are an integral part of our daily lives. Today, scientists are using those same forces to harness energy from the sun, with the goal of creating cleaner and more efficient electricity for homes and offices.
At the new Energy Research Center for Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies, or QESST, researchers are using one of the greatest scientific advances of the 20th Century to develop advanced photovoltaic technology to meet the increasing need for clean and sustainable energy.
Science, digital technology revolutionizing hearing aids (Arizona Republic)
Digital advances have made today’s hearing aids smaller, smarter and easier to use. And microchips, laser beams and even insects may help create a more crystal-clear experience in the future. Research at Arizona State University, Cornell University and other institutions is assisting in the push to improve hearing and reduce the cost just as millions of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers are expected to boost demand for the devices. The article highlights research being done by Sayfe Kiaei, Bertan Bakkaloglu and Junseok Chae, faculty in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.
ASU Why Research Matters
This three-minute video, “Why Research Matters,” includes brief appearances by engineering professor Ram Pendyala (SSEBE), ASU engineering student Michael Yach, a member of a solar-airplane design team, and David Hayden, former ASU engineering grad student and the creator of the Note-Taker, which won his team an international Microsoft Imagine Cup award.