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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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Skin Disease Drug Finally Wins Approval

Wed, 2014-11-05 00:00
Relief appears to be on the way for those with fair skin who experience pain, swelling, burning and scarring of sun-exposed areas.
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Black Holes Come to the Big Screen

Wed, 2014-11-05 00:00
If you go see the movie "Interstellar," know this: UA astrophysicists are working on something much more impressive, the first pictures of an actual black hole lurking at the center of the Milky Way.
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High Life in the Andes, 12,000 Years Ago

Tue, 2014-11-04 00:00
With the help of UA researchers, archaeologists have discovered that the highest known human occupation sites are also the world's oldest.
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Hawaiian Eye to the Sky Now Under UA Directorship

Fri, 2014-10-31 00:00
The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope, considered one of the world’s leading astronomical observatories, is entering a new phase of operations under the UA and University of Hawaii.
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How Beetles Hack Into Ant Colonies

Fri, 2014-10-31 00:00
Paussus beetles use fake IDs to deceive their ant hosts — and then eat them. UA entomologists say the beetles evolve at a rate rarely found in the animal kingdom.
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Tech Park Celebrates Solar Zone Milestone

Wed, 2014-10-29 00:00
Facility that occupies 165 acres of land at the UA Tech Park in southeastern Tucson had 10 participants in its first phase.
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A Little Halloween Love for Bats

Wed, 2014-10-29 00:00
Yes, they have an image problem, but give them credit for saving cotton farmers millions of dollars in crop damage and insecticide costs. However, their role in pest control is changing, a UA scientist says.
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Research Uses DNA to Study Key Events in Plant Evolution

Tue, 2014-10-28 00:00
An international research collaboration involving UA scientists and cyberinfrastructure provided by the iPlant Collaborative, based in part at the UA, has used DNA to look back in time at important turning points in plant evolution.
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Little Big Discovery: Microbe Seen as Key to Climate Change

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:00
Global warming is supported by the tiniest of details in the soil of northern Sweden, a UA-led international team of researchers finds. And that has implications for the future.
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A Wildcat Amid the Wild's Big Cats

Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00
UA graduate student Thandiwe Mweetwa studies lions in her native Zambia, hoping to preserve their dwindling numbers.
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Ebola Not Just a Matter for Medicine

Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00
Engineers also bring considerable expertise to the detection and prevention of infectious diseases, UA faculty members say.
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New Radio Telescope Ready to Probe

Mon, 2014-10-20 00:00
The UA is the only university in the continental U.S. with one, and the state-of-the-art system has received first "light."
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