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UA College of Science Produces Mount Lemmon Audio Tour

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 12:00am
A new app narrates a trip that covers 6,000 vertical feet and is one of the country's most spectacular drives — in climate, like going from Mexico to Canada in an hour.

Barton Named Interim Director of BIO5

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 12:00am
The biomedical engineer and former assistant director of the BIO5 Institute will lead the institute while a search is conducted for a permanent director.

Parker Antin: Leading Life Science Initiatives

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 12:00am
As principal investigator of the UA-headquartered iPlant Collaborative, he is working to expand the capabilities and impact of the $100 million computational infrastructure platform.

UA Security Startup Sets Down Roots to Grow

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 12:00am
Neuro-ID is commercializing software that can identify suspicious behaviors based on a computer or smartphone user's typing, touch, scrolling or mouse movements.

UA Engineering Professor Wins Air Force Grant

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 12:00am
A team led by assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering Jesse Little of the UA’s College of Engineering has received a $900,000 research grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to study how air behaves when traveling faster than the speed of sound.

Form Follows Function in Plant Temperatures

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 12:00am
While the popular understanding in biology is that plants accept the temperature of their environment, UA researcher Brian Enquist and his collaborators have found that some can adjust their internal temperatures as mammals do.

Findings May Lead to Next Semiconductors

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:00am
Scientists are searching for better semiconductors, finding promise in a unique class of materials known as transition metal dichalcogenides, or TMDs.

Haury's Legacy Seen in Young Gardeners

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:00am
Children at a Tucson elementary school have made an emotional connection to learning and discovery, aided by a grant from the UA's Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

OSIRIS-REx Craft Completes Assembly Stage

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:00am
Over the next five months, the spacecraft will be subjected to a range of rigorous tests that simulate the asteroid mission's harsh environmental conditions.

Interactive Math Exhibit Opens at Flandrau

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:00am
A new, interactive exhibit at Flandrau explores math from every angle.

Microscopic Findings, Astronomic Implications

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 12:00am
By sifting through chunks of meteorite, scientists uncover microscopic pieces of ancient stars still in their original form. From these microscopic relics, scientists can determine the mass and chemical composition of these stars — and even paint a picture of the local galaxy before the birth of the solar system.

UA Creates Accessible, Study-Abroad Geosciences Course

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 12:00am
The geosciences capstone field course Accessible Earth, the first of its kind, will provide research experience in Orvieto, Italy, for students of all physical abilities.

Computational Skills Key for Research

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:00am
The UA's BIO5 Institute and iPlant Collaborative team up on Software Carpentry workshops, offering instruction to researchers, students and educators across Arizona.

UA Pharmaceutical Startup Awarded Grant

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:00am
The turmeric-based anti-inflammatory TAI-LCx, seen as a possible replacement for NSAIDs, takes another step toward the marketplace.

Marshall Scholarships to Aid H.S. Scientists

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:00am
A dual-enrollment program at the UA, in its fourth year, has received a boost and will be able to offer an additional 60 grants in the spring.

UA Geoscientist Awarded Packard Fellowship

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 12:00am
Jessica Tierney, a paleoclimatologist who uses the Earth's history to gain perspective on past and future climate change, will receive a grant of $875,000 over five years to apply to her research.

Reimagined Textbooks Adapt to Student Learning

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:00am
Roman Lysecky, a UA associate professor of computer and electrical engineering, has taken active learning to heart with an edtech startup, zyBooks.

Horn of Africa Drying Ever Faster as Climate Warms

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:00am
UA-led research suggests that the conflict-troubled region, which includes Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia, will receive progressively less rain, possibly exacerbating tensions.

UA, UNAM Discuss Mining Collaboration

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:00am
The U.S. and Mexico are "getting a lot more serious" about mining in environmentally sustainable and socially responsible ways, according to UA experts at the launch of the Center for Mexican Studies.

Spiral Arms Discovered in Planet-Forming Disk

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:00am
While hunting for exoplanets, a first-year UA graduate student and his adviser observed a curious structure that could answer some big questions about outer space.