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How Longhorned Beetles Find Mr. Right

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-05-27 00:00
The mating dance of these insects involves much more than their pheromone cologne. It depends on the time of day and the season, according to UA-led researchers.
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New Insights Into Drivers of Earth's Ecosystems

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-05-21 00:00
Sampling the world's oceans aboard the Tara Oceans research vessel, a UA-led international team uncovered new information about the ways marine viruses and microbes interact.
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Giant Mirror Presents a Unique, Oversize Load

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-05-20 00:00
After years of polishing to perfection, the telescope mirror that is expected to revolutionize our view of the cosmos has left the UA's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab. Its destination: Chile.
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Three UA Students Among Goldwater Scholars

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-05-19 00:00
Undergraduate researchers Alison Comrie, Travis Sawyer and Jeannie Wilkening have been selected as national Goldwater Scholars for their study in STEM-related fields.
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UA Poll: Arizonans Concerned About Global Warming

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-05-18 00:00
More than 70 percent support government action to reduce global warming, and a majority of state residents believe people are at least partly to blame for warmer temperatures.
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Video Highlights UA-Led Research on Human Evolution, Climate

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-05-13 00:00
The 14-minute "A Human Climate" tracks scientists as they investigate the climate that prevailed when key hominin fossils such as Lucy and Turkana Boy were alive.
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Alumni-Owned Company Awarded $100K Grant

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-05-07 00:00
The goal of Grafted Growers is to create a sustainable indoor growing system that will produce affordable, higher-quality grafted vegetable transplants with fewer resources.
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The Future Is Now at Engineering Design Day

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-05-06 00:00
An engineer with Tucson Electric Power calls it "the most exciting event I attend all year." Interdisciplinary collaboration and enthusiastic corporate support are hallmarks of the UA's annual competition.
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Creating New Ambassadors for Science

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-05-06 00:00
Ed Prather, a UA associate professor, has developed a unique approach to elevate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics among non-STEM majors.
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UA Student to Help Rebuild in Nepal

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-05-04 00:00
Doctoral student Uline Shakya has gone home to put her engineering skills to use via an internship with BuildChange, a nonprofit organization that has built and retrofitted structures in Haiti and other seismic hotspots.
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Low-Allergen Soybean Could Have High Impact

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:00
UA scientists have helped create a new variety of low-allergenic soybean, and the crop could have a major effect on the production of things like baby formula.
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UA Helps Bring Seed Library Forum to Tucson

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:00
Ensuring community access to seeds remains a vital issue, and Gary Nabhan of the UA's Southwest Center is one of the organizers of the event.
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Meet the Beetle That Packs a Machine Gun

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:00
Scientists discovered how bombardier beetles manage to fire rapid bursts of a searing hot chemical mix at predators or other creatures that harass them.
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Anivax Licenses UA-Developed Poultry Vaccine

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:00
The vaccine, the result of a collaboration of scientists steered by Tech Launch Arizona, would reduce colonization by bacteria and ultimately lower the incidence of human disease.
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Giant Telescope Takes Close Look at Jupiter's Moon

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-04-30 00:00
With the first detailed observations through imaging interferometry of a lava lake on a moon of Jupiter, the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory places itself as the forerunner of the next generation of Extremely Large Telescopes.
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TLA to Honor Innovation, Impact

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-04-29 00:00
Second annual awards by UA's commercialization arm will recognize those whose work affects quality of life through research, collaboration and innovation.
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A Shudder Through the Earth: Learning From Nepal

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-04-29 00:00
Seismologists at the UA are part of a global community of scientists trying to better understand massive earthquakes and help communities prepare for the worst.
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Changing the World, Impressing Employers

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-04-28 00:00
Nearly 80 teams of UA seniors have spent two semesters taking a corporate or UA sponsor’s project from concept to reality. Now they're ready to show off their work at the 13th annual Engineering Design Day.
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UA Professor Elected to Science Academy

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-04-28 00:00
Honor for Renu Malhotra of UA's Department of Planetary Sciences follows her election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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Active Learning Spaces to Multiply in Fall

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-04-27 00:00
Five classrooms will be outfitted over the summer with technology and furniture designed to enhance student learning and interaction as the UA builds on the success of last fall's pilot project in STEM education.
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