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UA Engineering Turns Smartphones Into Eye-Screening Tools

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-11-26 00:00
The devices and accompanying software will enable health care providers, particularly in remote areas, to quickly and easily determine if patients are at risk of losing their vision.
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New Platform Takes Science to the Clouds

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-11-24 00:00
The UA-based iPlant Collaborative will play a key role as researchers store, manage, share and analyze data on virtual computing machines hosted in a cloud-based environment.
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UA's Rice Symposium Tackles 'People Question'

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-11-20 00:00
Event marks the anniversary of completion of the rice genome. the first genome completed for any crop plant, impacting the fields of plant biology and agriculture.
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2 Couples Make Major Donations to Precision Health

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-11-20 00:00
"Medicine of the future" receives the financial support of longtime donors Bruce and Patricia Bartlett and young philanthropists Grant and Michelle Senner.
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App Could Be Your Map for Solving Traffic

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:00
With Metropia’s mobile app, guided to a patent by the UA's Tech Launch Arizona, commuters can adjust their travel times and plans based on traffic-prediction and vehicle-routing technology.
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Viruses: Tiny Teachers of Biology

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2014-11-18 00:00
UA researchers are investigating two common but devastating viruses, CMV and HPV, and their work could lead to future therapies.
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Computer Training as a Family Affair

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2014-11-18 00:00
The award-winning UA student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers teaches and reaches across generations.
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Do You Need a Junk-Food Intervention?

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2014-11-14 00:00
The UA researchers who linked Twitter activity to regionally popular foods are back for another social media study, this one about diabetes. Their goal is to open new avenues for preventative medicine.
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The Answer Is Blowing in the Intergalactic Wind

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2014-11-14 00:00
Using observation data from the Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, UA astronomers help solve the longstanding mystery of why galaxies produce fewer stars when they occur in clusters.
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Clues Revealed About Hidden Interior of Uranus

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-11-13 00:00
The southern hemisphere of Uranus has indicated a flurry of previously unknown atmospheric phenomena, hinting at an unusual feature in the interior of the pale blue planet.
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UA Research Spawns Eco-Friendly Cement Substitute

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-11-12 00:00
A former doctoral student has licensed the technology from the UA and is starting a company, with the assistance of TLA.
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Tech Launch Arizona Looks to Build on Initial Success

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-11-12 00:00
The Arizona Board of Regents has set ambitious goals for the UA's commercialization arm, and more partnerships are expected.
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A Visual Journey to Bennu, the Target of OSIRIS-REx

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-11-12 00:00
The public gets to meet Bennu, the target asteroid of the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission, with an upcoming movie highlighting the asteroid and what it takes to grab a sample of the stuff the solar system is made of.
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TLA's College Embeds Have Fingers on Research Pulse

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-11-12 00:00
Licensing managers build bridges in science, engineering, optical sciences, medicine, business, and agriculture and life sciences.
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Campus Today, the Cosmos Tomorrow

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-11-10 00:00
The latest space-exploration rovers were demonstrated by College of Engineering students and faculty as part of the UA's homecoming.
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Baby Photos of a Scaled-Up Solar System

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-11-10 00:00
UA astronomers have discovered two dust belts surrounded by a large dust halo around young star HD 95086. The findings provide a glimpse of what our solar system may have resembled in its infancy.
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Attention, Trekkies: Get Your Tricorders Here

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-11-10 00:00
Taking cues from "Star Trek" technology, a UA computer scientist has developed a "Swiss Army knife for science," and his versatile creation is a finalist in a global competition this week.
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UA Engineers Aim to Secure Wi-Fi, Shut Out Snoops

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-11-06 00:00
Wireless transmissions are highly vulnerable to eavesdropping because they typically broadcast in all directions. But UA researchers are devising ingenious ways to create signature-free transmissions.
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Glaciers' Retreat Documented in Book From UA-Led Project

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-11-06 00:00
Repeated satellite observations have firmly established that glaciers are shrinking globally, and the foremost cause is global warming.
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UA Scientists to Feature Prominently at Gathering

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-11-06 00:00
UA astronomers will present their discoveries at the largest convention of planetary scientists in the world, held Nov. 9-14 in Tucson.
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