Campus Science & Tech News
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By studying the brain of the zebra finch, UA assistant professor Julie Miller hopes to expand our knowledge of the speech problems associated with Parkinson's disease.
Ranked by the National Science Foundation as one of the nation's top 20 public research universities, the UA expects to reach three-quarters of a billion dollars in research expenditures in the next decade.
Code that supports computer systems research does not always accompany its publication, which can keep others from repeating the experiment.
A committee of climate experts that includes the UA's Kathy Jacobs says that it's possible to attribute changes in the frequency or severity of some extreme weather events to climate change.
With space becoming "increasingly congested and contested," a new UA research initiative in space object behavioral sciences is described as vital to national interests.
A UA-led study, the first to examine the instrumental historical record, discovers that temperature has played a larger role in streamflow and in exacerbating drought.
Faculty members Matthias Morzfeld and Eduardo Rozo are among 126 to be awarded the fellowships, which provide $55,000 to distinguished early-career researchers.
A UA-led study is the first to use shipwrecks as a proxy for hurricane activity. Learning more about how hurricanes correlated with climate for the past 500 years may lead to better regional predictions of hurricanes.
The battle is significant because the government is out to establish a legal precedent, according to law professor Derek Bambauer and information professor Yotam Shmargad.
UA planetary scientist Isamu Matsuyama has helped unravel dramatic events in the early history of Mars. Everything changed when massive volcanic eruptions initiated changes that eventually caused the entire planet to tip over.
Studies from the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research contradict previous research that suggested when the eastern Mediterranean was dry, the western Mediterranean was wet — and vice versa.
The annual Tucson Festival of Books, to be held March 12 and 13 on campus with the UA as a major sponsor, has generated more than $1.2 million in donations toward efforts to improve literacy in southern Arizona.
Researchers have invented a new type of sensor designed to work effectively in high-temperature environments, and it has implications for solar power, nuclear reactors and petroleum refining.
A multi-university research team based at the UA has found that nano-engineered materials widely used in semiconductor manufacturing pose low environmental risk.
UA-led research finds that synchronization of new-leaf growth with old-leaf loss causes large seasonal increases in "greenness."
A toxin-free method for extracting copper from raw ore and other procedures using molten salts represent an opportunity for a sizable impact in both mining and energy storage.
The saguaro, an iconic symbol of the Southwest, is receiving more attention than ever from UA researchers wanting to know about its evolution — and from admirers interested in its preservation. With UANews video.
A lifelong quest for self-discovery has led Rick Kittles, director of the UA's Division of Population Genetics, toward a number of significant findings for African-Americans. The final installment in our Black History Month series highlighting the trailblazing efforts of African-Americans at the University.
A new study has found that most asteroids are destroyed long before a collision with the sun can occur, and Catalina's data was instrumental in reaching that conclusion.
The #WeTheExplorers campaign invites the public to express how the mission’s spirit of exploration is reflected in their own lives. Artwork will be saved on a chip on the spacecraft.