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Pests in your Plants? Call the Arizona Plant Diagnostic Network

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2014-07-01 00:00
Pests can pose a serious threat to plants. Expert plant scientists and community liaisons in the Arizona Plant Diagnostic Network can help to diagnose pest-related issues affecting plants whether they’re in a back yard or a commercial agriculture enterprise.
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Fumes Keep Moths From Finding Flowers, Study Discovers

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-06-30 00:00
New research by the University of Arizona and the University of Washington shows that strong background odors, including natural plant odors and human pollution, can mask the scent of flowers from pollinators.
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UA's Impey Given $1M Grant to Improve Science Education for Undergrads

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-06-30 00:00
University of Arizona astronomy professor Chris Impey, a pioneer in the use of instructional technology to teach science, is the first astronomer to be named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor.
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UA-Developed Technology Helps Find Happy Middle Between Low Temps and High Bills

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-06-25 00:00
UA researchers have created a first-of-its-kind thermostat add-on that reliably predicts electricity costs, putting consumers in control of balancing their comfort with their budget.
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Documentary Explores How the UA Helped Land a Man on the Moon

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-06-25 00:00
"Desert Moon," a documentary made by a UA journalism graduate, tells the fascinating and surprising story of how tenacity and bold thinking led to the founding of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Lab and helped the U.S. win the race to the moon.
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UA Scientists Play Crucial Role in Saving America's Most Iconic Butterfly

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-06-23 00:00
UA scientists are playing a key role in an unprecedented effort to save the monarch, America's most iconic butterfly. Their recovery plan uses computer simulations to guide habitat restoration along the migration route, which stretches from the Great Plains to Mexico.
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UA Joins the 'Movement of Making'

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-06-18 00:00
Higher education institutions across the country are supporting the "movement of making," which encourages people to create, build and innovate. A letter signed by more than 150 institutions was presented to President Barack Obama at the first-ever White House Maker Faire on Wednesday.
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Using Engineering to Help an Otter Tweet

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:00
With teachers, professional engineers and college faculty to mentor them, high school students enrolled in the College of Engineering's introductory engineering course have created projects that are helping members of the community.
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Were Dinosaurs Cold-Blooded or Warm-Blooded? Neither, Study Finds

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:00
Dinosaurs were neither the lumbering, cold-blooded beasts depicted in old textbooks nor the high-strung, warm-blooded creatures of recent conjectures, but somewhere in between, according to a study that originated with UA evolutionary biologist Brian J. Enquist and UA alum John Grady.
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UA Engineering Introductory Course for High School Students Wins National Award

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:00
The UA College of Engineering’s introductory course for high schoolers has won national recognition for its success in getting young students fired up about engineering through hands-on learning.
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