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'Slow Motion at the Speed of Light'

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-02-27 00:00
New technology developed by a collaboration between the UA and UCLA provides real-time monitoring of streaming video to optimize network traffic.
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UA Appoints Director of New Defense and Security Institute

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-02-26 00:00
Austin Yamada will start on April 6 and bring more than 35 years of experience in national security in government, industry and academia.
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Diversifying the Workforce for Tomorrow's Jobs

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:00
Responding to state and national demands, the UA has doubled down on its efforts to help retain women and other underrepresented groups in the STEM fields. Already the results are promising.
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Eggs With Attitude: The Behavior of Bluebirds

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:00
The UA's Renée Duckworth and her co-authors report how mother birds influence the behavior of their male chicks while they are still in the egg, shaping where they will live.
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Sea Level Spiked for Two Years Along NE North America

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-02-24 00:00
UA-led team is the first to document the longer length of extreme increase. Independent of any hurricanes or winter storms, the event caused flooding along the coast.
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Monster Black Hole Discovered at Cosmic Dawn

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-02-24 00:00
The discovery of the brightest quasar in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known at that time, presents a puzzle to researchers.
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Helping Computers See Like People

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-02-23 00:00
For years, scientists have been trying to give computers the ability to see just as well as humans. A UA cognitive scientist who studies human vision is working toward that goal as part of a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research team.
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School of Anthropology Celebrates Centennial

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-02-20 00:00
With the renowned Arizona State Museum as its centerpiece, the UA program is consistently ranked in the nation's top five and includes four Regents' Professors.
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Best View Yet of a Young Planet's Dusty Home

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-02-19 00:00
The new images show a complex structure in the inner disk, previously unexplored in visible light. These allow astronomers to study the structure of the dust disk closer to the star than before.
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UA's Efforts Address National STEM Demand

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-02-18 00:00
New approaches are in place to maintain students' interest in STEM and support them to degree completion. Active-learning teaching methods and re-engineered instructional spaces are part of the strategy.
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National Science Foundation Director Visits Campus

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-02-18 00:00
France Córdova, who stopped at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and other facilities, said she planned to take examples of the UA's cutting-edge work back to Washington.
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iPlant's Big Data Bridges the Atlantic

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-02-17 00:00
The British government is funding the new initiative, which will extend high-performance cyber-infrastructure to tackle "big data" science developed by iPlant Collaborative.
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Got Planets? Smaller Stars Are Best Bet

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-02-17 00:00
In the search for Earth-size planets elsewhere in the Milky Way, lower-mass stars make for more promising hunting grounds, a study by UA astronomers has discovered.
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Walter Piegorsch: UA's Wizard of Odds Does the Math

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-02-11 00:00
Calculating uncertainty and probability? The BIO5 statistics expert has co-authored the most comprehensive statistics resource available online, with 6,000-plus articles.
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College of Optical Sciences Raises $12.5M for Scholarships

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-02-11 00:00
James C. Wyant, founding dean of the college, committed $10 million in scholarship funds in 2013 and structured his gift to encourage the participation of others, who gave $2.5 million.
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Classroom of 11,000 Awaits UA Professor

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-02-04 00:00
Chris Impey will use a variety of tools in teaching "Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space," the University's first online collaboration with Coursera, an educational technology company. The launch of the class is Feb. 15.
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Super Reception for UA's STEM Event

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-02-02 00:00
The day before the big game's kickoff, the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival held a kickoff of its own with Connect2STEM, drawing thousands to the downtown Phoenix campus of the College of Medicine.
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UA Photo Exhibit Is a Shining Star of Its Own

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-01-30 00:00
The Center for Creative Photography presents "Astronomical: Photographs of Our Solar System and Beyond," bringing an array of spectacular images into focus.
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Iceland Rises as Its Glaciers Melt From Climate Change

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-01-29 00:00
A UA-led research team has caught the attention of international media with its findings, which indicate a connection to the onset of warming 30 years ago.
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UA Hosts Mexican Science Delegation

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-01-27 00:00
The University's expertise in mining, engineering and technology attracts the interest of a Mexican senator who heads his country's Commission on Science and Technology, prompting a three-day visit.
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