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Hubble's UA-Made 'Eyes' Help Us See Space

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:00am
UA researchers and engineers have used the Hubble Space Telescope, which marks its 25th anniversary on Friday, to make unexpected discoveries of the universe, earning a Nobel Prize for a UA graduate.

Virtual Telescope Expands to See Black Holes

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:00am
Adding Antarctica's largest astronomical telescope to the Event Horizon Telescope, a UA-led collaboration of astronomers has come closer to taking detailed images of the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way, up to its very edge, the "event horizon."

Biosphere 2 Hosts Forum on Food, Energy and Water

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:00am
A National Science Foundation workshop attracted experts from across the U.S. and the globe to tackle questions about resources on a planet that soon will have 9 billion people.

UA to Join 'A-Team' in Search for Earthlike Planets

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:00am
A team created by a new NASA initiative hopes to better understand the various components of exoplanets — planets around other stars — as well as how the parent stars and neighbor planets interact to support life.

Astronomers Probe Young Star and its Planets

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:00am
An international team of astronomers has obtained the first results from the LEECH exoplanets survey, and the findings reveal new insights into the architecture of HR8799, a "scaled-up" version of our solar system 130 light-years from Earth.

Global Leader in Insect Management Earns Koffler Prize

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:00am
UA professor Bruce Tabashnik has earned the 2015 Koffler Prize for Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity, which honors a dedicated scientist, scholar and collaborator whose mission is to “conduct research to improve food production while preserving environmental quality.”

Breathing Life Into Art

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:00am
"Symbiosis: An Exhibit of Biological Art," an event promoting the fusion of science and art, will feature work from more than 50 artists, including UA faculty, staff and students and members of the Tucson community.

Meteorites Date Moon-Forming Impact Event

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:00am
Through a combination of data analysis and numerical modeling work, researchers have found a record of the ancient moon-forming giant impact observable in stony meteorites. The research indicates numerous kilometer-sized fragments from the giant impact struck main belt asteroids at much higher velocities than typical main belt collisions.

Accelerating Universe: Not As Fast?

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:00am
A UA-led team of astronomers has found that the expansion of the universe since the Big Bang might not be quite as fast as textbooks say, thanks to a diversity of supernovae.

Ecosystem Metaphor May Apply to Humans

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:00am
Principles from biological systems that are parallel to human systems may provide ways of understanding how human groups — and even terrorist organizations — function.

E-Week: Fun, Games and Brains

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:00am
With 28 student clubs participating, this year's edition could be the biggest one yet in promoting engineering to the UA campus and the community.

UA-Led Study Resolves Reptilian Family Tree

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:00am
New research has helped settle the relationships among the major groups of lizards and snakes, and it has implications for future studies in ecology and evolutionary biology.

OSIRIS-REx Mission Passes Milestone

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:00am
Assembly, launch and test operations have begun at Lockheed Martin in Denver, representing a critical stage of the program when the spacecraft begins to take form.

EarthWeek 2015 to Showcase Student Research

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:00am
The annual student-organized event, now in its sixth year, will include 110 poster presentations, 111 oral presentations and five keynote speakers.

UA Team Wins $100,000 in Water Challenge

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:00am
Through "Beyond the Mirage," Arizonans will create and share their own mini-documentaries on a website that is expected to launch in January.

Galaxy Clusters Formed as 'Fireworks'

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:00am
Observations with UA observatories in Arizona and space observatories reveal glimpses into how today’s galaxies came to be. Using one-of-a-kind instrumentation, astronomers were able to study large numbers of "mystery galaxies."

A Better Method for Forecasting Hurricane Season

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:00am
Damages from U.S. hurricanes between 1970 and 2002 cost $57 billion. UA scientists say that better predictions can help with emergency preparedness, which could limit damages, cut costs and save lives.

Nobel Laureates Say UA Scientists Paved Way

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:00am
Longtime connections to the 2014 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine bring four of the world's leading brain researchers to campus in celebration of several milestones.

TLA Hosts Leaders in Tech Commercialization

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:00am
In the evolving field of "tech transfer," the UA's Tech Launch Arizona is positioned at the intersection of entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth.

Nobel Recipients to Celebrate UA Brain Science

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:00am
Pioneering scholars with long-standing ties to UA faculty members Lynn Nadel and Carol Barnes will visit campus this week to inaugurate the Center for Innovation in Brain Science.