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Laser 'Lightning Rods' Channel Electricity Through Thin Air

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:00am
A new technique developed by UA researchers can potentially direct an electrical discharge up to 10 meters away, shattering previous distance records for transmitting electricity through air. Possible future uses include lifesaving applications such as remote detonation of land mines.

Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:00am
UA doctoral candidate Victoria Obergh is testing Tucson-area wastewater systems to discover where antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be found and how they're getting there.

Transformational Gift to McKnight Brain Institute Launches Matching Campaign

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:00am
A $5 million gift from the McKnight Brain Research Foundation and the matching contributions will help the UA to play a prominent role in the emerging field of neuroscience.

UA Program Promotes Smart Water Use in Arizona and Beyond

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:00am
The UA’s Conserve2Enhance program is helping people save millions of gallons of water across the desert Southwest, and giving them the option to donate their water bill savings to support green projects in their communities.

Through Innovative Partnership, 'Hot Shot' Team Tackles Yuma Produce Perils

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:00am
The UA's new Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture will provide Yuma-area growers with real-time science and information to quickly address challenges in desert agriculture.

UA Optics at Heart of Telescope Poised to Catch the Action in the Universe

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:00am
The National Science Foundation has agreed to fund the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which is built around a revolutionary optical mirror setup designed at the UA. The instrument will scan large swaths of the night sky, and capture images of exploding stars, passing asteroids and other short-lived phenomena in the cosmos.

Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms, Study Finds

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:00am
Studying Galápagos hawks and their lice, a UA-led research team provides some of the first field evidence for co-divergence between parasites and hosts as a major driver of biodiversity. Among the findings: As the birds diversify into distinct populations on each island, their parasites diversify with them.