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How Wind Sculpted Earth’s Largest Dust Deposit

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-09-01 00:00
UA geoscientists are the first to figure out how China’s Loess Plateau, a dust deposit the size of the state of Arizona, came to be. The importance of wind erosion in shaping landscapes is underappreciated, the researchers say.
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UA Part of National Team Picked to Lead Flexible Electronics Research

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-08-31 00:00
The FlexTech Alliance, of which the UA is a part, has been awarded $75 million to further flexible hybrid electronics research, which has the potential to reshape multiple industries from health care to engineering.
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UA Aids Myanmar's Seafood Industry

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-08-28 00:00
With more than $1.7 million in grant funding, an international UA-led partnership is working to develop an aquaculture industry to push Myanmar back into the global economy.
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Building Curiosity Into Technology

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-08-27 00:00
Endowing a machine with the ability to explore on its own instead of merely executing pre-programmed commands is the vision of UA engineering professor Wolfgang Fink.
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Terraced Craters: Windows Into Mars' Icy Past

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-08-26 00:00
Researchers combined data from two powerful instruments aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to explain why a crater on Mars' face is terraced and not bowl shaped, like most craters its size.
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UA to Partner With Uber on Research

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-08-25 00:00
Collaboration with the transportation company on mapping test vehicles "will have great benefit for this state," UA President Ann Weaver Hart says, citing the impressive track record of the College of Optical Sciences.
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Plasma Research Could Make Flight Safer

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-08-21 00:00
Plasma has generated excitement among researchers for its effects on air flow and its potential for building more efficient flying machines, and now the UA's Jesse Little is putting it to the test.
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UA iSchool Project to Test Artificial Intelligence

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-08-19 00:00
The MUSICA project will explore whether information systems, such as computers, are capable of collaboration with humans — and jazz music will be the vehicle for testing.
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EPVSensors Takes a Closer Look at Glaucoma

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-08-14 00:00
Glaucoma is the world's leading cause of blindness, and EPVSensors is looking to use technology developed at the UA to generate better detection and treatment methods.
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Printing the Future of Engineering

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-08-14 00:00
Thanks to 3-D printing, there's a revolution in the ways that engineers think about and make highly complicated devices, with applications ranging from wireless communication to air traffic control to earthquake-proof buildings.
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UA Experts Can Offer Expertise on Issues Related to Mining Spills

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-08-13 00:00
Numerous UA researchers have expertise related to the abandoned mine spill in Colorado.
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Looking for the Missing Link in RNA Molecules

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-08-13 00:00
A UA-led research team was awarded $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation's Plant Genome Research Program to use the iPlant Collaborative’s big data management tools to unravel the secrets of little-understood lncRNA molecules.
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Astronomers Discover 'Young Jupiter' Exoplanet

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-08-12 00:00
An international team of scientists, including the UA's Travis Barman and Katie Morzinski, has discovered a new exoplanet using the latest planet-hunting tool, the Gemini Planet Imager.
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The All-Seeing Eyes of OSIRIS-REx

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-08-12 00:00
Building on the UA's heritage and expertise in spaceflight hardware, the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has produced three cameras that are ready to install on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
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UA Part of NSF-Funded Urban Water Initiative

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-08-12 00:00
Urban planning professor Gary Pivo of the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture will serve as deputy director of the national Urban Water Innovation Network.
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Center for Innovation Launches 7 Startups

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-08-10 00:00
Two of the companies, Edible Optics and AgentSage, were begun by current or former UA students, and a third features technology invented by a UA professor. The Arizona Center for Innovation is at the UA Tech Park.
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Land Animals Proliferate Faster Than Aquatic Counterparts

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-08-06 00:00
New analyses of vertebrate groups performed by UA evolutionary biologist John Wiens may help explain biodiversity patterns throughout the animal kingdom.
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Brain Parasite Not Your Typical Invader

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-08-06 00:00
For most people, the idea that their brain may be infected with a microscopic parasite isn't cause for celebration. But UA researcher Anita Koshy suspects that the parasite Toxoplasma gondii may have neuroprotective effects.
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Icy Secrets From the Dawn of Time

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-08-04 00:00
UA planetary scientist Shane Byrne was selected by NASA to study ice formation processes on the dwarf planet Ceres, a mysterious world believed to hold clues about how the planets formed.
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UA Center Educates Public on Water Issues

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-08-03 00:00
The UA Water Resources Research Center recently released its 2015 Arroyo newsletter, which covers an "enormous topic" — Arizona’s water situation, and its challenges and options.
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