The Best Thing We’ve Had Since Thomas Edison

By Tomiwa Adeyemo, Staff Writer You may have heard of him before. An astrophysicist, author and “science communicator”, Neil deGrasse Tyson is the public face of American science and arguably one of the smartest men alive. He has also been credited for inspiring and encouraging a generation of children and teenagers to be interested in […]

Questioning Innovation, Part 2: Underground Vacuum Trains and Toilets

By Chris Barton, Editor-in-Chief This series aims to take a critical look at ASU’s claim to be “#1 in innovation.” What does that actually mean? What does it say about us and our school? And is it even a good thing? Last week we looked at the distinction between invention and innovation, and the process […]

The Burgeoning Privatized Space Race

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor On August 2, 1955, the 20th century celestial competition now colloquially referred to as the Space Race officially kicked off when the Soviet Union responded to a U.S. announcement, made four days earlier, in which the superpower spelled out its intention to launch artificial satellites into orbit. The Soviets’ reply came […]