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    Q&A on risks and regulations of drone technology

    with Andrew Maynard

    Andrew Maynard, Director of the new Risk Innovation Lab, addressed some of the challenges in developing regulations for technology already in use—namely drones. Questions of privacy, safety and responsibility come to the fore in this Q&A with one of CSPO’s prominent thinkers.


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    Science and technology collaboration provides diplomatic openings

    ASU's new School for the Future of Innovation in Society leads the university's global science & diplomacy efforts

    Jason Lloyd

    Diplomacy is an art, not a science. But science increasingly plays an important role in diplomacy. Some of our biggest challenges can’t be contained within borders, which means that nations around the world need to coordinate their efforts. Meanwhile, science itself can be used as an olive branch: Even when two countries’ political leaders aren’t on good terms, their scientists can exchange ideas, paving the way for more communication down the road. The School for the Future of Innovation in Society has been leading efforts to use science and technology to improve international relations.

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    Managing the complexities of power supply, demand

    STIR Cities - new NSF-funded project

    Jennifer Banks

    While innovations are helping to create “smarter” grids that enable utilities to better monitor, manage and adapt to these changing energy flows, innovations also introduce new issues related to citizens’ rights and responsibilities when it comes to consuming and producing power.


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  • Model Releases on file with PCG and Fulton Engineering Marketing Dept. Photos in CSSER/ ASU clean room. Photos to accompany article about Trevor Thornton's NNIN. People in photos: Carrie Sinclair, Jon Martin, Tim Eschich, Narendra Lakamraju, Wu Shian-Bin, Todd Eller. On PCG server:

    Jameson Wetmore to lead Social and Ethical Implications component of NNCI

    ASU will lead national nanotechnology site

    ASU has been chosen to lead national nanotechnology site. CSPO’s Jamey Wetmore will be leading the Social and Ethical Implications component of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) effort.

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    New school explores how we can best make the future we want

    The future—how do we get there from here?

    CSPO is pleased to announce the launch of the new School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU.

    Find additional features in ASU News and AZcentral.

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    Students learn to navigate the complex world of science diplomacy

    CSPO's new Science Diplomacy and Leadership module of the Science Outside the Lab (SOtL) series

    Jennifer Banks

    A new Science Outside the Lab track in science diplomacy and leadership brought together a cohort of 14 students representing seven Latin American countries and the US to learn about the complex world of international science diplomacy.

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Blog: As We Now Think


What’s the real risk from consumer drones this holiday season?

This holiday season, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is estimating that over one million small “Unmanned Aerial Systems” (sUAS’s) – drones, to the rest of us – will be sold to consumers. But as hordes of novice pilots take to the air, just how safe are these small bundles of metal, plastic, video cameras and […]

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Global breadbaskets at risk from unchecked greenhouse gas emissions

“Different regions around the world are poised to experience climate change differently, and the risks depend on both the climate change experienced, and the human systems on the ground there.” Our new study shows trouble ahead for feeding the world under a warmer climate, with yields for staple grains declining more sharply with greater warming […]

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Proposed changes to HHS ‘Common Rule’ are of little benefit

Recently proposed changes to the “Common Rule” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and various other federal agencies, while aiming to enhance human subject protections for current and future research activities involving the ongoing storage and use of biospecimen materials, serve to de-incentivize the commitment to research by healthcare organizations. The […]

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