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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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Safer Conditions for Mine Workers?

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-11-06 00:00
Safety, economy and sustainability all could result from a new use for mine tailings, the finely ground leftovers of ore extraction that are stored above ground at mine sites.
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Astronomers Explore Nature of Cosmic Debris

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-11-06 00:00
Over the past few years, astronomers have found an amazing diversity in the architecture of exoplanetary systems, as well as the planets themselves.
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Skin Disease Drug Finally Wins Approval

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-11-05 00:00
Relief appears to be on the way for those with fair skin who experience pain, swelling, burning and scarring of sun-exposed areas.
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Black Holes Come to the Big Screen

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-11-05 00:00
If you go see the movie "Interstellar," know this: UA astrophysicists are working on something much more impressive, the first pictures of an actual black hole lurking at the center of the Milky Way.
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High Life in the Andes, 12,000 Years Ago

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2014-11-04 00:00
With the help of UA researchers, archaeologists have discovered that the highest known human occupation sites are also the world's oldest.
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Hawaiian Eye to the Sky Now Under UA Directorship

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2014-10-31 00:00
The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope, considered one of the world’s leading astronomical observatories, is entering a new phase of operations under the UA and University of Hawaii.
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How Beetles Hack Into Ant Colonies

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2014-10-31 00:00
Paussus beetles use fake IDs to deceive their ant hosts — and then eat them. UA entomologists say the beetles evolve at a rate rarely found in the animal kingdom.
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Tech Park Celebrates Solar Zone Milestone

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-10-29 00:00
Facility that occupies 165 acres of land at the UA Tech Park in southeastern Tucson had 10 participants in its first phase.
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A Little Halloween Love for Bats

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-10-29 00:00
Yes, they have an image problem, but give them credit for saving cotton farmers millions of dollars in crop damage and insecticide costs. However, their role in pest control is changing, a UA scientist says.
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