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Sea Level Spiked for Two Years Along NE North America

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-02-24 00:00
UA-led team is the first to document the longer length of extreme increase. Independent of any hurricanes or winter storms, the event caused flooding along the coast.
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Monster Black Hole Discovered at Cosmic Dawn

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-02-24 00:00
The discovery of the brightest quasar in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known at that time, presents a puzzle to researchers.
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Helping Computers See Like People

UA News Science & Technology - Mon, 2015-02-23 00:00
For years, scientists have been trying to give computers the ability to see just as well as humans. A UA cognitive scientist who studies human vision is working toward that goal as part of a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research team.
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School of Anthropology Celebrates Centennial

UA News Science & Technology - Fri, 2015-02-20 00:00
With the renowned Arizona State Museum as its centerpiece, the UA program is consistently ranked in the nation's top five and includes four Regents' Professors.
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Best View Yet of a Young Planet's Dusty Home

UA News Science & Technology - Thu, 2015-02-19 00:00
The new images show a complex structure in the inner disk, previously unexplored in visible light. These allow astronomers to study the structure of the dust disk closer to the star than before.
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UA's Efforts Address National STEM Demand

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-02-18 00:00
New approaches are in place to maintain students' interest in STEM and support them to degree completion. Active-learning teaching methods and re-engineered instructional spaces are part of the strategy.
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National Science Foundation Director Visits Campus

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-02-18 00:00
France Córdova, who stopped at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and other facilities, said she planned to take examples of the UA's cutting-edge work back to Washington.
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iPlant's Big Data Bridges the Atlantic

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-02-17 00:00
The British government is funding the new initiative, which will extend high-performance cyber-infrastructure to tackle "big data" science developed by iPlant Collaborative.
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Got Planets? Smaller Stars Are Best Bet

UA News Science & Technology - Tue, 2015-02-17 00:00
In the search for Earth-size planets elsewhere in the Milky Way, lower-mass stars make for more promising hunting grounds, a study by UA astronomers has discovered.
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Walter Piegorsch: UA's Wizard of Odds Does the Math

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-02-11 00:00
Calculating uncertainty and probability? The BIO5 statistics expert has co-authored the most comprehensive statistics resource available online, with 6,000-plus articles.
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College of Optical Sciences Raises $12.5M for Scholarships

UA News Science & Technology - Wed, 2015-02-11 00:00
James C. Wyant, founding dean of the college, committed $10 million in scholarship funds in 2013 and structured his gift to encourage the participation of others, who gave $2.5 million.
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