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Building Curiosity Into Technology

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:00am
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.

Terraced Craters: Windows Into Mars' Icy Past

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:00am
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.

UA to Partner With Uber on Research

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:00am
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 Research Could Make Flight Safer

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:00am
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.

UA iSchool Project to Test Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:00am
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.

Printing the Future of Engineering

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 12:00am
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.

EPVSensors Takes a Closer Look at Glaucoma

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 12:00am
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.

UA Experts Can Offer Expertise on Issues Related to Mining Spills

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 12:00am
Numerous UA researchers have expertise related to the abandoned mine spill in Colorado.

Looking for the Missing Link in RNA Molecules

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 12:00am
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.

Astronomers Discover 'Young Jupiter' Exoplanet

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:00am
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.

The All-Seeing Eyes of OSIRIS-REx

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:00am
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.

UA Part of NSF-Funded Urban Water Initiative

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:00am
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.

Center for Innovation Launches 7 Startups

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:00am
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.

Land Animals Proliferate Faster Than Aquatic Counterparts

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 12:00am
New analyses of vertebrate groups performed by UA evolutionary biologist John Wiens may help explain biodiversity patterns throughout the animal kingdom.

Brain Parasite Not Your Typical Invader

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 12:00am
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.

Icy Secrets From the Dawn of Time

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:00am
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.

UA Center Educates Public on Water Issues

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 12:00am
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.

UA Announces Partnership With Air Force Research Lab

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 12:00am
A collaborative agreement with AFRL New Mexico in Albuquerque is expected to improve career opportunities for students and provide access to specialized test facilities.

UA Marks Record Second Year in Research Commercialization, Several Notable Startups

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:00am
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.

UA Professor Presents Developing Fraud Detection Technology to U.S. Congressional Committee

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:00am
Joe Valacich, a UA Eller College of Management professor, presented his developing technology for identifying suspicious behaviors to a Congressional Committee on Homeland Security.