This week in ASU Research
Magma Moon Magnetics
ASU researchers have developed a new theory as to how the moon maintained such a strong magnetic field, even with a small radius. The team, consisting of Scientist Aaron Scheinberg of Princeton with Krista Soderlund from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics and Lindy Elkins-Tanton of Arizona State University, have proposed that a heavy layer of molten rock sat on top of the moon’s metal core and created the earth’s magnetic field. The convection in this layer of rock’s magma ocean created the magnetic field.
This week from The State Press Science and Tech desk:
Relevant quote: “The basic problem is that wireless routers, printers, gaming controllers — all of those things operate on the same frequencies as the ASU network. So what happens from the resident’s perspective is your computer is trying to connect to the ASU access point, but the data packets are being interrupted from accomplishing their transmission.” — Stephen Quick, systems support analyst for ASUP University Housing.
Relevant quote: “We are storytellers. That's what's important. If you don't tell a good story, it's hard to keep people interested — that's for any discipline — so we're storytellers.” — Charles Kazilek, creator of Ask A Biologist and chief technology innovation officer at ASU.
Relevant quote: "Students get really enthusiastic and excited about playing a game in class. It’s something different that they don’t normally do in class or for homework ... it engages their senses in more meaningful ways." – Joseph Tamer, assistant director of the Center for Education Through eXploration.