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UA Research goes from Idea to Patent to Market

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:00am
GlycoSurf, a startup company from the University of Arizona, has finalized an exclusive license agreement for a new chemical synthesis technology for the synthesis of environmentally-friendly surfactants - also known as biosurfactants - which are non-toxic and biodegradeable and used as "green" replacements for petroleum-based surfactants.

UA Researchers Unlock the Mysteries of Wound Healing

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:00am
A multidisciplinary research team discovers how cells know to rush to a wound and heal it – opening the door to new treatments for diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

NSF Division Director Sizes Up UA's STEM Initiatives

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:00am
Susan Singer, who leads the agency's Division of Undergraduate Education, spoke about national STEM priorities and learned about the UA's aggressive approach.

UA Mars Scientists Capture Image of Sci-Fi Landing Site

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:00am
Images taken by the UA-led HiRISE mission reveal that the setting of the best-selling novel "The Martian" is far from being the featureless plain described in the book.

Former President of Ireland to Speak at UA

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:00am
Mary Robinson will discuss the importance of including the world's most vulnerable populations in solutions to climate change on Thursday, leading into the Festival of Books.

UA Tech Park Has Major Regional Impact

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:00am
The park is one of the largest employment centers in the Tucson region, hosting 45 companies and organizations that employ nearly 6,500 skilled workers.

Hot Spots, Cold Spots: When Temperature Goes Quantum

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:00am
A UA-led collaboration has discovered that temperature behaves in strange and unexpected ways in graphene, a material that has scientists sizzling with excitement.

Laser Day Lights Up Young Crowd

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:00am
The UA College of Optical Sciences' annual STEM outreach event showcased optics applications in communications, health, energy, agriculture and education.

Science City Adds Pi to the Menu

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:00am
Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, and only on 3/14/15 (3.1415) could it get maximum attention. But that's just one of many reasons to attend the UA's Science City.

Hackers Gain Respect and Influence

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:00am
The traditional image of hackers as threats to cybersecurity is changing, and increasingly they are being seen as innovators in technology. Hack Arizona, a three-day event organized by UA students, will reveal the difference.

'Slow Motion at the Speed of Light'

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:00am
New technology, the result of a collaboration between the UA and UCLA, provides real-time monitoring of streaming video to optimize network traffic.

UA Appoints Director of New Defense and Security Institute

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:00am
Austin Yamada will start on April 6 and bring more than 35 years of experience in national security in government, industry and academia.

Diversifying the Workforce for Tomorrow's Jobs

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:00am
Responding to state and national demands, the UA has doubled down on its efforts to help retain women and other underrepresented groups in the STEM fields. Already the results are promising.

Eggs With Attitude: The Behavior of Bluebirds

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:00am
The UA's Renée Duckworth and her co-authors report how mother birds influence the behavior of their male chicks while they are still in the egg, shaping where they will live.

Sea Level Spiked for Two Years Along NE North America

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:00am
UA-led team is the first to document the longer length of extreme increase. Independent of any hurricanes or winter storms, the event caused flooding along the coast.

Monster Black Hole Discovered at Cosmic Dawn

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:00am
The discovery of the brightest quasar in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known at that time, presents a puzzle to researchers.

Helping Computers See Like People

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:00am
For years, scientists have been trying to give computers the ability to see just as well as humans. A UA cognitive scientist who studies human vision is working toward that goal as part of a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research team.

School of Anthropology Celebrates Centennial

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:00am
With the renowned Arizona State Museum as its centerpiece, the UA program is consistently ranked in the nation's top five and includes four Regents' Professors.

Best View Yet of a Young Planet's Dusty Home

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 12:00am
The new images show a complex structure in the inner disk, previously unexplored in visible light. These allow astronomers to study the structure of the dust disk closer to the star than before.

UA's Efforts Address National STEM Demand

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:00am
New approaches are in place to maintain students' interest in STEM and support them to degree completion. Active-learning teaching methods and re-engineered instructional spaces are part of the strategy.