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UA Invention Slows Water Evaporation, Generates Energy

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-01-22 00:00
Co-developed by the UA's Moe Momayez, product is the result of an effort to find ways to conserve water in mining tailings (remediation) ponds.
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The Molecular Biology Behind ALS

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-01-22 00:00
UA researchers have uncovered a novel molecular defect in a fruit fly model of ALS bearing a strong similarity to defects found in humans. The discovery may help explain the mechanisms underlying the devastating disease.
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Transgenic Crops: Multiple Toxins No Panacea for Pest Control

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-01-20 00:00
Overly optimistic assumptions about transgenic crops that produce two or more Bt toxins active against the same pest can lead to inadequate strategies for delaying evolution of pest resistance, UA researchers caution in Nature Biotechnology.
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Science Lecture Series to Explore Life in the Universe

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-01-20 00:00
What is life? How do we recognize it? Seven upcoming talks are free and will be held at Centennial Hall on the UA campus from Jan. 26 through March 9.
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Three Nearly Earth-Size Planets Found Orbiting Nearby Star

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-01-16 00:00
Star’s proximity means it is bright enough for astronomers to study the planets’ atmospheres, to determine whether they are like Earth’s atmosphere and conducive to life.
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Years Later, HiRISE Camera Confirms the Beagle Has Landed

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:00
The long-lost Mars lander Beagle 2 has been discovered in images taken with the UA-led High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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UA Grad's Little Firm Tackles Big-Data Solutions

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-01-14 00:00
A Silicon Valley startup helps companies make data-informed decisions, all without the need for heavy expertise in information technology.
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Extrasolar Storms: How's the Weather Way Out There?

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-01-12 00:00
Like galactic storm chasers, UA astronomers are leading an effort to discover how clouds and weather systems change on other worlds.
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A New, Public View of the Sky

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-01-07 00:00
UA scientists are providing scientific expertise and crucial technology to the largest project ever undertaken to map the cosmos.
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Colorado River Delta Greener After Engineered Pulse of Water

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:00
Over a period of nearly two months, water was released into the dry river bed below Morelos Dam, which straddles the U.S.-Mexico border just west of Yuma.
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Of Bugs and Brains

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:00
The fundamental structures underlying learning and memory in the brains of Invertebrates as different as a fruit fly and an earthworm are remarkably similar, according to UA neuroscientists.
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Website Shines Light on Renewable Energy Resources

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:00
A team from the UA and eight Southwestern electric utility companies has built a pioneering web portal that provides insight into renewable energy sources and how they contribute to the region’s electricity grid.
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TLA Commercialization Partners Take On UA Startups

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:00
From an original pool of 44 applicants, 12 individuals were selected to serve in one of three roles: entrepreneur-in-residence, executive-in-residence and investor-in-residence.
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$20 Million Gift Pushes UA Closer to the Stars

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-12-17 00:00
A major donation by Richard F. Caris bolsters the UA's reputation in space science and supports its commitment to the Giant Magellan Telescope, scheduled for completion in 2021 in Chile.
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Ancient Wisdom Boosts Sustainability of Biotech Cotton

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:00
Combining computer modeling and field research on cotton pests, a UA-led study suggests that biotechnology and traditional agriculture can be compatible.
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New Genome Research Illuminates Bird, Crocodile Evolution

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2014-12-11 00:00
A massive project has opened doors to understanding the evolution of dinosaurs’ living descendants. The analysis was made possible by a platform powered by the UA's iPlant Collaborative.
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Yeast Are First Cells Known to Cure Themselves of Prions

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2014-12-09 00:00
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" proteins, in aggregate form, play a significant role in diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's.
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Arts and Sciences Are Writing a New Love Story Together

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2014-12-09 00:00
Across the UA, abundant examples of a much more supportive relationship can be found through courses, workshops, programs and publications.
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