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UA's Rice Symposium Tackles 'People Question'

Thu, 2014-11-20 00:00
Event marks the anniversary of completion of the rice genome. the first genome completed for any crop plant, impacting the fields of plant biology and agriculture.
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2 Couples Make Major Donations to Precision Health

Thu, 2014-11-20 00:00
"Medicine of the future" receives the financial support of longtime donors Bruce and Patricia Bartlett and young philanthropists Grant and Michelle Senner.
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App Could Be Your Map for Solving Traffic

Wed, 2014-11-19 00:00
With Metropia’s mobile app, guided to a patent by the UA's Tech Launch Arizona, commuters can adjust their travel times and plans based on traffic-prediction and vehicle-routing technology.
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Viruses: Tiny Teachers of Biology

Tue, 2014-11-18 00:00
UA researchers are investigating two common but devastating viruses, CMV and HPV, and their work could lead to future therapies.
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Computer Training as a Family Affair

Tue, 2014-11-18 00:00
The award-winning UA student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers teaches and reaches across generations.
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Do You Need a Junk-Food Intervention?

Fri, 2014-11-14 00:00
The UA researchers who linked Twitter activity to regionally popular foods are back for another social media study, this one about diabetes. Their goal is to open new avenues for preventative medicine.
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The Answer Is Blowing in the Intergalactic Wind

Fri, 2014-11-14 00:00
Using observation data from the Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, UA astronomers help solve the longstanding mystery of why galaxies produce fewer stars when they occur in clusters.
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Clues Revealed About Hidden Interior of Uranus

Thu, 2014-11-13 00:00
The southern hemisphere of Uranus has indicated a flurry of previously unknown atmospheric phenomena, hinting at an unusual feature in the interior of the pale blue planet.
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UA Research Spawns Eco-Friendly Cement Substitute

Wed, 2014-11-12 00:00
A former doctoral student has licensed the technology from the UA and is starting a company, with the assistance of TLA.
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Tech Launch Arizona Looks to Build on Initial Success

Wed, 2014-11-12 00:00
The Arizona Board of Regents has set ambitious goals for the UA's commercialization arm, and more partnerships are expected.
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A Visual Journey to Bennu, the Target of OSIRIS-REx

Wed, 2014-11-12 00:00
The public gets to meet Bennu, the target asteroid of the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission, with an upcoming movie highlighting the asteroid and what it takes to grab a sample of the stuff the solar system is made of.
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TLA's College Embeds Have Fingers on Research Pulse

Wed, 2014-11-12 00:00
Licensing managers build bridges in science, engineering, optical sciences, medicine, business, and agriculture and life sciences.
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Campus Today, the Cosmos Tomorrow

Mon, 2014-11-10 00:00
The latest space-exploration rovers were demonstrated by College of Engineering students and faculty as part of the UA's homecoming.
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Baby Photos of a Scaled-Up Solar System

Mon, 2014-11-10 00:00
UA astronomers have discovered two dust belts surrounded by a large dust halo around young star HD 95086. The findings provide a glimpse of what our solar system may have resembled in its infancy.
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Attention, Trekkies: Get Your Tricorders Here

Mon, 2014-11-10 00:00
Taking cues from "Star Trek" technology, a UA computer scientist has developed a "Swiss Army knife for science," and his versatile creation is a finalist in a global competition this week.
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UA Engineers Aim to Secure Wi-Fi, Shut Out Snoops

Thu, 2014-11-06 00:00
Wireless transmissions are highly vulnerable to eavesdropping because they typically broadcast in all directions. But UA researchers are devising ingenious ways to create signature-free transmissions.
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Glaciers' Retreat Documented in Book From UA-Led Project

Thu, 2014-11-06 00:00
Repeated satellite observations have firmly established that glaciers are shrinking globally, and the foremost cause is global warming.
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UA Scientists to Feature Prominently at Gathering

Thu, 2014-11-06 00:00
UA astronomers will present their discoveries at the largest convention of planetary scientists in the world, held Nov. 9-14 in Tucson.
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Safer Conditions for Mine Workers?

Thu, 2014-11-06 00:00
Safety, economy and sustainability all could result from a new use for mine tailings, the finely ground leftovers of ore extraction that are stored above ground at mine sites.
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Astronomers Explore Nature of Cosmic Debris

Thu, 2014-11-06 00:00
Over the past few years, astronomers have found an amazing diversity in the architecture of exoplanetary systems, as well as the planets themselves.
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