Campus Science & Tech News
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Scientists originally thought the climate pattern, which brings torrential summer rains and dry winters, began 22-25 million years ago as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains. But UA researchers say that's not going back far enough.
UA scientists, including entomology expert Bruce Tabashnik, are on the leading edge of an approach to tackle global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss.
The grant is part of a $21 million multi-institutional effort to expand knowledge of the Southern Ocean’s role in ocean health and the Earth’s climate.
The UA, one of only eight sites in the nation chosen to participate in a major STEM education initiative, is innovating with course redesigns and unique faculty programs.
A UA study finds that objects in our visual environment needn’t be seen in order to impact decision making. The research suggests that subconscious processing actually widens a person's field of vision.
The team of the UA-led OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission invites members of the public to use social media to share their predictions about solar system exploration in the year 2023. Selected entries will travel through billions of miles of outer space, all the way to the asteroid Bennu and back.
A state-of-the-art digital projection system has been installed at the UA Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium that will captivate visitors as they tour the Earth, the universe, the human body and virtually any other part of the natural world like never before. Providing access to a network of satellite imagery, Flandrau personnel can quickly integrate scientific data into their shows to engage viewers with fascinating events occurring anywhere on the globe.
From laboratories to the marketplace, a new UA program will help companies find success. Initiated with a $2.5 million gift from Tucson's Thomas R. Brown Foundations, the Catapult Corporation – dubbed "Cat Corp" – will provide early-stage capital to promising startup companies emerging from UA researchers and students.
Honeybees play a vital, behind-the-scenes role in Arizona's agricultural industry. They are responsible for pollinating agricultural crops that make up one-third of our diet, including fruits and vegetables.
Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, UA astronomers have spotted an eruption of dust around a young star 1,200 light-years from Earth. The dust most likely resulted from collisions between large asteroids, which can eventually lead to the formation of terrestrial planets.
A study by Cornell, UA and U.S. Geological Survey researchers found that due to global warming, the chance of the southwestern United States experiencing a decadelong drought is at least 50 percent, and the chance of a "megadrought" – one that lasts up to 35 years – ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century.
Thanks to a foundational gift of $9 million from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, the UA will soon be home to the state's first public veterinary medical and surgical program.
Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative have helped unravel the genetic code of the canola plant. The findings will help breeders select for desirable traits such as more nutritious oil content, faster seed production and adapting the plants to grow in more arid regions.
Thanks to a $9 million Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation gift, the UA will be able to launch Arizona's first public program to train Doctors of Veterinary Medicine.
A new UA initiative aims to drastically increase the region's economic competitiveness by putting the power of research behind new and small businesses with the help of federal funding and regional partnerships.
A new technique developed by UA researchers can potentially direct an electrical discharge up to 10 meters away, shattering previous distance records for transmitting electricity through air. Possible future uses include lifesaving applications such as remote detonation of land mines.
UA doctoral candidate Victoria Obergh is testing Tucson-area wastewater systems to discover where antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be found and how they're getting there.
A $5 million gift from the McKnight Brain Research Foundation and the matching contributions will help the UA to play a prominent role in the emerging field of neuroscience.
The UA’s Conserve2Enhance program is helping people save millions of gallons of water across the desert Southwest, and giving them the option to donate their water bill savings to support green projects in their communities.
The UA's new Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture will provide Yuma-area growers with real-time science and information to quickly address challenges in desert agriculture.