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Newly Discovered Microbe Is Key in Climate Change

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:00
An invisible menagerie of microbes in permafrost soil acts as a global driver of Earth processes such as climate.
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A Wildcat Amid the Wild's Big Cats

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00
UA graduate student Thandiwe Mweetwa studies lions in her native Zambia, hoping to preserve their dwindling numbers.
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Ebola Not Just a Matter for Medicine

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00
Engineers also bring considerable expertise to the detection and prevention of infectious diseases, UA faculty members say.
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New Radio Telescope Ready to Probe

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00
The UA is the only university in the continental U.S. with one, and the state-of-the-art system has received first "light."
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UA Breaks Ground on Downtown Phoenix Project

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-10-16 00:00
New facility will follow the Health Sciences Education Building, which opened in 2012 and houses health education for both the UA and Northern Arizona University.
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Comet's Close Encounter 'One in a Million'

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-10-15 00:00
UA scientists will be riveted by the comet Siding Spring when it passes Mars on Oct. 19. But capturing an image will be "like trying to photograph a speeding bullet while riding a roller coaster."
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4-H Students Have a Blastoff With UA-Designed Experiment

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-10-13 00:00
"Rockets to the Rescue," a hands-on challenge for 4-H National Youth Science Day, brought out the budding scientists and engineers.
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UA Tech Park Celebrates 20 Years, Looks to Future

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-10-09 00:00
What began with a regional economic development mission has since turned its attention to facilitating the testing, evaluation and demonstration of new technologies.
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UA Planetary Scientists, Japanese to Trade Hard-Rock Stories

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-10-08 00:00
There's plenty of room in outer space for the OSIRIS-REx and Hayabusa2 asteroid missions, both sides say.
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UA on Collaboration's Cutting Edge

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-10-08 00:00
University's strengths underscored by opening of Arizona trade office in Mexico City and conference of North American institutions in Tucson.
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Biodiversity Is More Than Just a Numbers Game

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-10-06 00:00
Biodiversity is higher in the tropics compared with colder regions, but that's not the whole story. Functional biogeography, an emerging discipline, has brought unexpected revelations.
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Ready for a Super-Fast Internet? UA Scientists Are Fast at Work on It

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-10-01 00:00
The College of Optical Sciences is leading an international effort to develop the technology of tomorrow.
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Using the Force: UA Police Officer Completes NASA Project

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2014-09-26 00:00
Andrew Lincowski has designs on a career as a scientist, and his current and future colleagues say he has the right stuff.
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Live Bugs Tell of a Bug's Life at Insect Festival

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-09-24 00:00
They're creepy, crawly ... and awesome! Come inside a hands-on event as UA students explain the world of arthropods.
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$50M Gift From Haury Estate to Focus on Environment, Society and Southwest

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-09-22 00:00
A large bequest to the UA Foundation from the estate of Agnese Nelms Haury, a longtime friend of the University, has pushed the Arizona NOW fundraising campaign past the billion-dollar mark.
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Meteorite That Doomed Dinosaurs Remade Forests

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2014-09-16 00:00
The impact decimated slow-growing evergreens and made way for fast-growing, deciduous plants, UA researchers say, and that provides an explanation for those fall colors.
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Asian Monsoon Much Older Than Previously Thought

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:00
Scientists originally thought the climate pattern, which brings torrential summer rains and dry winters, began 22-25 million years ago as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains. But UA researchers say that's not going back far enough.
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Evolutionary Biology: It's Not Just for Textbooks Anymore

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:00
UA scientists, including entomology expert Bruce Tabashnik, are on the leading edge of an approach to tackle global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss.
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Interactions of Earth’s Smallest Players Have Global Impact

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:00
A new study reveals the interactions among bacteria and viruses that prey on them thriving in oxygen minimum zones, stretches of ocean starved for oxygen that occur around the globe. The UA's newly launched Ecosystem Genomics Institute is dedicated to the researching such microbial communities in their natural environments as an important step in understanding global processes including climate.
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UA Geoscientist Has $2.36 Million Grant to Study Southern Ocean’s Role in Climate Regulation

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2014-09-12 00:00
The grant is part of a $21 million multi-institutional effort to expand knowledge of the Southern Ocean’s role in ocean health and the Earth’s climate.
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