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New Initiative Puts UA Research to Work for Small Businesses

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:00
A new UA initiative aims to drastically increase the region's economic competitiveness by putting the power of research behind new and small businesses with the help of federal funding and regional partnerships.
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Laser 'Lightning Rods' Channel Electricity Through Thin Air

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-08-18 00:00
A new technique developed by UA researchers can potentially direct an electrical discharge up to 10 meters away, shattering previous distance records for transmitting electricity through air. Possible future uses include lifesaving applications such as remote detonation of land mines.
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Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-08-18 00:00
UA doctoral candidate Victoria Obergh is testing Tucson-area wastewater systems to discover where antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be found and how they're getting there.
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UA Program Promotes Smart Water Use in Arizona and Beyond

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-08-13 00:00
The UA’s Conserve2Enhance program is helping people save millions of gallons of water across the desert Southwest, and giving them the option to donate their water bill savings to support green projects in their communities.
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Transformational Gift to McKnight Brain Institute Launches Matching Campaign

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2014-08-13 00:00
A $5 million gift from the McKnight Brain Research Foundation and the matching contributions will help the UA to play a prominent role in the emerging field of neuroscience.
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Through Innovative Partnership, 'Hot Shot' Team Tackles Yuma Produce Perils

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2014-08-11 00:00
The UA's new Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture will provide Yuma-area growers with real-time science and information to quickly address challenges in desert agriculture.
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