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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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UA Poll: Arizonans Concerned About Global Warming

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-05-18 00:00
More than 70 percent support government action to reduce global warming, and a majority of state residents believe people are at least partly to blame for warmer temperatures.
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Video Highlights UA-Led Research on Human Evolution, Climate

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-05-13 00:00
The 14-minute "A Human Climate" tracks scientists as they investigate the climate that prevailed when key hominin fossils such as Lucy and Turkana Boy were alive.
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Alumni-Owned Company Awarded $100K Grant

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-05-07 00:00
The goal of Grafted Growers is to create a sustainable indoor growing system that will produce affordable, higher-quality grafted vegetable transplants with fewer resources.
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The Future Is Now at Engineering Design Day

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-05-06 00:00
An engineer with Tucson Electric Power calls it "the most exciting event I attend all year." Interdisciplinary collaboration and enthusiastic corporate support are hallmarks of the UA's annual competition.
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Creating New Ambassadors for Science

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-05-06 00:00
Ed Prather, a UA associate professor, has developed a unique approach to elevate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics among non-STEM majors.
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UA Student to Help Rebuild in Nepal

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-05-04 00:00
Doctoral student Uline Shakya has gone home to put her engineering skills to use via an internship with BuildChange, a nonprofit organization that has built and retrofitted structures in Haiti and other seismic hotspots.
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Low-Allergen Soybean Could Have High Impact

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:00
UA scientists have helped create a new variety of low-allergenic soybean, and the crop could have a major effect on the production of things like baby formula.
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