Campus Science & Tech News
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Endowing a machine with the ability to explore on its own instead of merely executing pre-programmed commands is the vision of UA engineering professor Wolfgang Fink.
Researchers combined data from two powerful instruments aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to explain why a crater on Mars' face is terraced and not bowl shaped, like most craters its size.
Collaboration with the transportation company on mapping test vehicles "will have great benefit for this state," UA President Ann Weaver Hart says, citing the impressive track record of the College of Optical Sciences.
Plasma has generated excitement among researchers for its effects on air flow and its potential for building more efficient flying machines, and now the UA's Jesse Little is putting it to the test.
The MUSICA project will explore whether information systems, such as computers, are capable of collaboration with humans — and jazz music will be the vehicle for testing.
Thanks to 3-D printing, there's a revolution in the ways that engineers think about and make highly complicated devices, with applications ranging from wireless communication to air traffic control to earthquake-proof buildings.
Glaucoma is the world's leading cause of blindness, and EPVSensors is looking to use technology developed at the UA to generate better detection and treatment methods.
Numerous UA researchers have expertise related to the abandoned mine spill in Colorado.
A UA-led research team was awarded $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation's Plant Genome Research Program to use the iPlant Collaborative’s big data management tools to unravel the secrets of little-understood lncRNA molecules.
An international team of scientists, including the UA's Travis Barman and Katie Morzinski, has discovered a new exoplanet using the latest planet-hunting tool, the Gemini Planet Imager.
Building on the UA's heritage and expertise in spaceflight hardware, the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has produced three cameras that are ready to install on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
Urban planning professor Gary Pivo of the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture will serve as deputy director of the national Urban Water Innovation Network.
Two of the companies, Edible Optics and AgentSage, were begun by current or former UA students, and a third features technology invented by a UA professor. The Arizona Center for Innovation is at the UA Tech Park.
New analyses of vertebrate groups performed by UA evolutionary biologist John Wiens may help explain biodiversity patterns throughout the animal kingdom.
For most people, the idea that their brain may be infected with a microscopic parasite isn't cause for celebration. But UA researcher Anita Koshy suspects that the parasite Toxoplasma gondii may have neuroprotective effects.
UA planetary scientist Shane Byrne was selected by NASA to study ice formation processes on the dwarf planet Ceres, a mysterious world believed to hold clues about how the planets formed.
The UA Water Resources Research Center recently released its 2015 Arroyo newsletter, which covers an "enormous topic" — Arizona’s water situation, and its challenges and options.
A collaborative agreement with AFRL New Mexico in Albuquerque is expected to improve career opportunities for students and provide access to specialized test facilities.
Tech Launch Arizona saw another record year with more than 200 invention disclosures, the formation of 12 startup licensee companies and more than $2.1 million in revenue from royalties and patent reimbursements for intellectual property at the UA.
Joe Valacich, a UA Eller College of Management professor, presented his developing technology for identifying suspicious behaviors to a Congressional Committee on Homeland Security.