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New ASU dorm features Amazon Echo Dots, other new tech to create ‘engineering mindset’

TEMPE – The typical college dorm doesn't have 3-D printers, laser cutters and Bluetooth-enabled washers and dryers on-site. But the new Tooker House on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus touts the kind of technology and innovation the students living there hope to one day create.

Tooker House

Valley Fever researchers use $4.8 million grant to speed development of vaccine for dogs

TUCSON – Researchers at the University of Arizona say they’ve made progress in developing a vaccine that could protect dogs from Valley Fever, a potentially deadly respiratory disease common in the Southwest.

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Would you drink beer made from wastewater?

PHOENIX – Wastewater. We use it to irrigate fields, to flush toilets and to make one of America’s favorite beverages – beer.

Water purification process

Senate eyes bill on online sex trafficking; critics say it goes too far

WASHINGTON - When prosecutors tried to bring criminal charges against backpage.com in connection with alleged sex trafficking, a California judge dismissed the case last month saying the website enjoyed immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.


Virtual reality could be Diamondbacks’ next preparation tool

PHOENIX — Since the turn of the century, virtual technology has increasingly become the new reality. From gamers to journalists to healthcare workers, the real-world uses of VR technology are endless.


Tell us: Are you concerned about the new iPhone’s facial recognition technology?

The new iPhone 8 and iPhone X use facial recognition technology that could cause several different privacy issues.

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From desert wheat in Arizona to pasta in Italy

CASA GRANDE — Italian pasta chefs are known for crafting dishes that are as much local culture as they are food. What is less well-known is that Arizona’s desert durum wheat is a common ingredient in Italian pasta.

Wheat breeds

Equifax data breach spurs rush to protect online information: six tips to help

PHOENIX – Expect more online scams after the latest online hack at Equifax compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans, Arizona experts said.

Michael Cocanower

Phoenix Children’s Hospital prepares to open new emergency department to accommodate patient growth

PHOENIX – Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s new emergency department greets visitors with a plethora of brightly colored art installations – from plastic flowers that seem to blossom out of the ceiling, to framed Warhol-esque animal caricatures that line the hallways.

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GCU students’ love of ‘boarding’ drives launch of electric longboard company

PHOENIX – Levi Conlow and Nathan Cooper have been “boarding” all their lives — skateboarding, wakeboarding and snowboarding.

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