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UA Researchers Develop Brain-Mapping Technology

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 12:00am
UA biomedical engineer Russell Witte is leading a $1.15 million NIH project with the potential to advance understanding of brain function and improve diagnosis and treatment of disorders.

Zero-Waste Challenge: When Red and Blue Became Green

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 12:00am
The UA scored a top-three finish in its first Pac-12 Zero-Waste Football Challenge, diverting nearly 12 tons of waste that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill.

'Star Wars' Science: A Lightsaber Energy Crisis

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 12:00am
UA researcher Jason Jones says the force won't be with you in developing a lightsaber on Earth. The final installment of a three-part series tied to the new "Star Wars" movie, which opens in theaters this weekend.

2 UA Faculty Named Fellows of Academy of Inventors

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 12:00am
Dr. Marvin J. Slepian and James Wyant join those who have impacted quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

'Star Wars' Science: Risk Analysis Gone Wrong

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 12:00am
In the second part of a three-part series tied to the new "Star Wars" movie, UA space systems engineer Roberto Furfaro examines the Death Star and points out the design flaws that spelled the fictional spacecraft's doom.

UA Completes Primary Mirror for Advanced Solar Telescope

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 12:00am
The College of Optical Sciences project took four years from start to finish, involving a team of more than 50 people from the college and Steward Observatory.

'Star Wars' Science: How Would BB-8 Work?

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 12:00am
With the latest installment of the film franchise in theaters this month, UA researcher Wolfgang Fink explores the possibility of the droid BB-8 existing in real life. The first part in a three-part UANow series tied to the new film.

Unexpected Wood Source for Chaco Canyon Great Houses

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 12:00am
The UA's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research found that Puebloans used materials from two mountain ranges to build some of the largest pre-Columbian structures in North America.

Ancient Genetic 'Baby Boom' of Conifers Uncovered

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:00am
With a newly devised search tool to guide them, UA scientist Mike Barker and his colleagues have fresh insight into the speciation of plants known as conifers.

Ancient Genetic 'Baby Boom' of Conifers Uncovered

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:00am
With a newly devised search tool to guide them, UA scientist Mike Barker and his colleagues have fresh insight into the speciation of plants known as conifers.

New WEST Center to Address Water Issues

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:00am
The state-of-the-art facility, built by Pima County, will bring together industry, government and experts from the UA to collaborate on research and technology.

TLA Asset Demo Program Readies Inventions

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:00am
Formerly known as proof of concept, asset demonstration projects begin with a clear scope of work that is divided into milestones, with incremental funding awarded when those milestones are met.

UA Delegation to Attend Climate Conference

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:00am
Researchers and a coalition of students from around the country are traveling to Paris to participate in a highly anticipated United Nations conference on climate change, which begins on Nov. 30.

UA Delegation to Attend Climate Conference

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:00am
Researchers and a coalition of students from around the country are traveling to Paris to participate in a highly anticipated United Nations conference on climate change, which begins on Nov. 30.

New WEST Center to Address Water Issues

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:00am
The state-of-the-art facility, built by Pima County, will bring together industry, government and experts from the UA to collaborate on research and technology.

TLA Asset Demo Program Readies Inventions

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:00am
Formerly known as proof of concept, asset demonstration projects begin with a clear scope of work that is divided into milestones, with incremental funding awarded when those milestones are met.

TLA Asset Demo Program Readies Inventions

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:00am
Formerly known as proof of concept, asset demonstration projects begin with a clear scope of work that is divided into milestones, with incremental funding awarded when those milestones are met.

UA Delegation to Attend Climate Conference

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:00am
Researchers and a coalition of students from around the country are traveling to Paris to participate in a highly anticipated United Nations conference on climate change, which begins on Nov. 30.

New WEST Center to Address Water Issues

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:00am
State-of-the-art facility, built by Pima County, will bring together industry, government and academia to collaborate on research and technology.

Three UA Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 12:00am
Carol Bender, Judith K. Brown and Dennis L. Lichtenberger have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for achievements in their fields.