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Likelihood Low of Asteroid Colliding With Earth

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-06-29 00:00
Today is Asteroid Day and Eric Christensen, director of the UA's Catalina Sky Survey, discusses the chances and consequences of a giant space rock slamming into our planet.
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OSIRIS-REx’s First Instrument Arrives for Integration Into Spacecraft

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-06-26 00:00
The first of five instruments that will map and analyze asteroid Bennu as part of the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission has arrived at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems facility and awaits integration into the spacecraft structure.
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Undergraduate Researchers Are Off to the Czech Republic

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-06-24 00:00
Carol Bender, director of the UA's Undergraduate Biology Research Program, launched a 10-week program that sent 10 students to the Czech Academy of Sciences.
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OSIRIS-REx Team Prepares for Next Step

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:00
The various instruments that will enable OSIRIS-REx to safely travel to the asteroid Bennu, take a sample and return it to Earth are being readied for shipment to the spacecraft's assembly facility.
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UA Researcher in PBS Series on Early Humans

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:00
Michael Hammer appears as one of the experts in "First Peoples," a five-part series examining how Homo sapiens moved around the globe to become its dominant human species. The series premieres Wednesday night.
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Breakthrough for Planet Hunters

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-06-22 00:00
A new optical component developed by astronomers at the UA and Leiden University in the Netherlands pushes the capability of detecting alien planets closer to their host stars than ever before.
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'Tough Phase' for Cotton Growers, UA Dean Says

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-06-12 00:00
Arizona’s water deliveries from the Colorado River may be cut as soon as next year, and that scenario doesn’t bode well for agriculture in the state.
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UA Center Studies the Link Between Climate and Civilization

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-06-11 00:00
The new, interdisciplinary Center for Mediterranean Archaeology and the Environment is tackling the mysteries of how the "cradle of civilization" dealt with deluges and droughts.
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Dusty Secrets Could Help Asthma Sufferers

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-06-11 00:00
Researchers in the UA's BIO5 Institute will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Biotech to identify compounds in dust samples from Amish farming communities that could promote respiratory health.
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Field Course Encourages Landscape Time

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-06-09 00:00
When most Americans spend the majority of their lives indoors, what does that mean for their relationship to the environment? UA instructor Eric Magrane is pushing for a different appreciation.
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Tech Launch Arizona Scores a Big Win

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-06-08 00:00
Retail giant Walmart will use the software of UA startup SinfoníaRx to monitor prescription medications — a textbook example of how TLA and tech transfer work at the UA.
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Construction to Begin on Largest Telescope

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-06-03 00:00
Collaborators have secured more than $500 million to build the Giant Magellan Telescope, whose UA-made mirrors will enable astronomers to look deeper into space than ever before.
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Remembering Rafe: From Tide Pools to the Stars

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-06-03 00:00
With the tragic death of Raphael "Rafe" Sagarin, the UA community has lost a marine scientist whose boundless enthusiasm, sharp intellect and caring attitude inspired others.
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Water Conference to Focus on Indigenous Perspectives

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-06-03 00:00
The UA Water Resources Research Center is hosting its "Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainable Water Practices," drawing representatives from Arizona tribes, the UA, Northern Arizona University, governmental agencies and the Arizona Legislature.
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When Plants Become Space Invaders

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-06-02 00:00
Declines in native biodiversity can open opportunities for imported species to not only grab a foothold in a new territory, but also to evolve into invasive pests.
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UA Shares Agricultural Technology With World

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-05-29 00:00
The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture has become one of the world's most influential global platforms for exploring innovations toward sustainable agriculture and food security.
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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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