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Kirk Davis

The Big Idea: How can Tobacco Help Treat Ebola?

As public health workers fight to stop the spread of ebola, an ASU researcher approaches the problem from an unexpected angle and makes a major breakthrough.

Big Idea: How Can a Box of Light Help Treat Infant Jaundice?

A team of ASU entrepreneurs have developed an innovative and inexpensive solution to the problem of infant jaundice in developing countries.

Big Idea: How Can a Streetlight Help Ease Poverty?

In Ghana, lack of sanitation and clean water causes water borne illnesses. Researchers at ASU's Global Resolve use smart engineering to try and address multiple needs at once. In this case, a latrine with a microbial fuel cell, that produces electricity from human waste.

The Worth of Water

26 minute PBS documentary.
The story of the American West is a story of water, and of our Herculean efforts to capture and spread that water across an arid landscape. As our western cities continue to grow, however, we need to find ways to curb our thirst.


26 minute PBS documentary.
The rise of industrial-scale chemical compounds has helped increase our quality of life in substantial ways. In the 1960's, the promise of "better living through chemistry" made benefits of these new substances seem limitless. Researchers at ASU are studying this problem and finding solutions.

Know & Tell

ASU Researcher and Professor Paul Westerhoff talks about using wastewater to examine illegal drug use.

Produced, shot and edited by Kirk Davis for the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development at Arizona State University

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