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Catapulting UA Discoveries to the World

Thu, 2014-03-27 00:00
The UA's Tech Launch Arizona presented its first Catapult Awards on Monday, honoring those whose work is moving UA inventions into the marketplace. Four awards were given to UA faculty researchers who have demonstrated excellence as inventors and effective TLA partners. Two additional awards recognized contributions from community members outside the UA.
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The Viruses You Don't Know About (Yet)

Wed, 2014-03-26 00:00
An interdisciplinary team of UA researchers has received a collaborative Flinn Foundation grant to discover what viruses colonize the lung and how they may influence general health and disease. The grant program aims to translate findings more rapidly into actual patient treatments.
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UA Leading Effort to Evaluate Unprecedented Environmental Flow to Colorado Delta

Mon, 2014-03-24 00:00
For the first time in decades, water is flowing from the Morelos Dam on the border of Mexico and the United States. UA scientists will study the effects of the water's release on the ecology of the Colorado River delta, which was once a lush marshland.
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Arizona's Future Climate: Temps Rising, Water Disappearing

Mon, 2014-03-24 00:00
Population growth, a hotter and drier climate and oversubscribed water resources pose great challenges to the Southwestern United States. Scientific projections of future climate trends and possible solutions took center stage at a panel discussion with UA experts at the Tucson Festival of Books.
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Breaking the Barriers of Space, the Boundaries of Language

Fri, 2014-03-21 00:00
Hebrew is the latest language to be added to the Beautiful Mars project, which provides people around the globe with images of the red planet along with captions in 16 languages. The images are from the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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UA Ranked Second in the Nation for Physical Sciences Research Funding

Wed, 2014-03-19 00:00
Of more 539 universities ranked for research and development (R&D) expenditures in the physical sciences – astronomy including space exploration, optics, physics and chemistry – , the UA comes in second and number one for astronomy. The data are published in the latest report on R&D expenditures compiled by the National Science Foundation for fiscal year 2012.
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Lessons From a Meadow Could Impact Climate Change Models

Mon, 2014-03-17 00:00
Presenting some of the most comprehensive information on blooming cycles over the course of four decades reveals that the timing of events within biological communities is more complex than previously thought. The results, found by a UA doctoral student and two others, have implications for models designed to help predict how climate change may affect ecosystems.
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White House Honors Founder of UA’s Sky School Project

Mon, 2014-03-17 00:00
A passion for science, nature and education led the UA's Benjamin Blonder to create Sky School, a project that has won him presidential recognition as a White House Champion of Change. Blonder founded Sky School in 2012 to give lower-income children the chance to step outside their urban settings and learn about nature alongside experts.
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