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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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NIH Awards UA $2M to Study Recovery of Language After Stroke

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-06-11 00:00
An interdisciplinary team of UA researchers has received a $2.098 million grant to study recovery of language in the first few months after a stroke. The findings could lead to the development of treatments that help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible.
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Redesigned Chemistry Course Influencing Future of STEM Education

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-06-09 00:00
Faculty involved in "Chemical Thinking," a redesign of Chemistry 151 and 152, are teaching students to think like chemists by focusing on critical-thinking skills and applied learning. The course grew out of the UA's AAU STEM Project, an interdisciplinary effort to significantly expand STEM-related collaborations, curricula and funding opportunities.
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UA to Host U.S. and Mexico Officials Exploring Collaborations in Education, Innovation, Research

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-06-04 00:00
Opportunities for educational exchanges, scientific research partnerships and cross-border innovation will take center stage at the sixth and final meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research. The UA is hosting the forum, which happens next week.
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