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Bringing a Spacecraft Back From the Dead

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-05-22 00:00
A UA engineering student is part of a team trying to awaken an abandoned NASA space probe. If it can be brought back to life, classrooms around the world could get access to cutting-edge science directly from outer space.
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Scientists Discover Genetic Basis of Pest Resistance to Biotech Cotton

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-05-19 00:00
A team of researchers led by the UA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has discovered how insect pests resist cotton plants engineered to kill them. The findings will help scientists design more durable nonchemical strategies for pest management.
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UA Tunnels Get Carbon Fiber Makeover

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:00
A technology developed by a former UA engineering professor to make buildings resistant against earthquakes and bomb blasts allows construction crews to repair the University's underground lifelines without digging trenches and disrupting activity on campus.
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