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Clues Revealed About Hidden Interior of Uranus

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:00am
The southern hemisphere of Uranus has indicated a flurry of previously unknown atmospheric phenomena, hinting at an unusual feature in the interior of the pale blue planet.

UA Research Spawns Eco-Friendly Cement Substitute

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:00am
A former doctoral student has licensed the technology from the UA and is starting a company, with the assistance of TLA.

Tech Launch Arizona Looks to Build on Initial Success

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:00am
The Arizona Board of Regents has set ambitious goals for the UA's commercialization arm, and more partnerships are expected.

A Visual Journey to Bennu, the Target of OSIRIS-REx

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:00am
The public gets to meet Bennu, the target asteroid of the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission, with an upcoming movie highlighting the asteroid and what it takes to grab a sample of the stuff the solar system is made of.

TLA's College Embeds Have Fingers on Research Pulse

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:00am
Licensing managers build bridges in science, engineering, optical sciences, medicine, business, and agriculture and life sciences.

Campus Today, the Cosmos Tomorrow

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:00am
The latest space-exploration rovers were demonstrated by College of Engineering students and faculty as part of the UA's homecoming.

Baby Photos of a Scaled-Up Solar System

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:00am
UA astronomers have discovered two dust belts surrounded by a large dust halo around young star HD 95086. The findings provide a glimpse of what our solar system may have resembled in its infancy.

Attention, Trekkies: Get Your Tricorders Here

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 12:00am
Taking cues from "Star Trek" technology, a UA computer scientist has developed a "Swiss Army knife for science," and his versatile creation is a finalist in a global competition this week.

UA Engineers Aim to Secure Wi-Fi, Shut Out Snoops

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:00am
Wireless transmissions are highly vulnerable to eavesdropping because they typically broadcast in all directions. But UA researchers are devising ingenious ways to create signature-free transmissions.

Glaciers' Retreat Documented in Book From UA-Led Project

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:00am
Repeated satellite observations have firmly established that glaciers are shrinking globally, and the foremost cause is global warming.

Safer Conditions for Mine Workers?

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:00am
Safety, economy and sustainability all could result from a new use for mine tailings, the finely ground leftovers of ore extraction that are stored above ground at mine sites.

UA Scientists to Feature Prominently at Gathering

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:00am
UA astronomers will present their discoveries at the largest convention of planetary scientists in the world, held Nov. 9-14 in Tucson.

Astronomers Explore Nature of Cosmic Debris

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:00am
Over the past few years, astronomers have found an amazing diversity in the architecture of exoplanetary systems, as well as the planets themselves.

Skin Disease Drug Finally Wins Approval

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:00am
Relief appears to be on the way for those with fair skin who experience pain, swelling, burning and scarring of sun-exposed areas.

Black Holes Come to the Big Screen

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:00am
If you go see the movie "Interstellar," know this: UA astrophysicists are working on something much more impressive, the first pictures of an actual black hole lurking at the center of the Milky Way.

High Life in the Andes, 12,000 Years Ago

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:00am
With the help of UA researchers, archaeologists have discovered that the highest known human occupation sites are also the world's oldest.

Hawaiian Eye to the Sky Now Under UA Directorship

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:00am
The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope, considered one of the world’s leading astronomical observatories, is entering a new phase of operations under the UA and University of Hawaii.

How Beetles Hack Into Ant Colonies

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:00am
Paussus beetles use fake IDs to deceive their ant hosts — and then eat them. UA entomologists say the beetles evolve at a rate rarely found in the animal kingdom.

Tech Park Celebrates Solar Zone Milestone

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:00am
Facility that occupies 165 acres of land at the UA Tech Park in southeastern Tucson had 10 participants in its first phase.

A Little Halloween Love for Bats

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:00am
Yes, they have an image problem, but give them credit for saving cotton farmers millions of dollars in crop damage and insecticide costs. However, their role in pest control is changing, a UA scientist says.