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iPlant's Big Data Bridges the Atlantic

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

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

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

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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Classroom of 11,000 Awaits UA Professor

Wed, 2015-02-04 00:00
Chris Impey will use a variety of tools in teaching "Astronomy: Exploring Time and Space," the University's first online collaboration with Coursera, an educational technology company. The launch of the class is Feb. 15.
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Super Reception for UA's STEM Event

Mon, 2015-02-02 00:00
The day before the big game's kickoff, the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival held a kickoff of its own with Connect2STEM, drawing thousands to the downtown Phoenix campus of the College of Medicine.
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UA Photo Exhibit Is a Shining Star of Its Own

Fri, 2015-01-30 00:00
The Center for Creative Photography presents "Astronomical: Photographs of Our Solar System and Beyond," bringing an array of spectacular images into focus.
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Iceland Rises as Its Glaciers Melt From Climate Change

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:00
A UA-led research team has caught the attention of international media with its findings, which indicate a connection to the onset of warming 30 years ago.
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UA Hosts Mexican Science Delegation

Tue, 2015-01-27 00:00
The University's expertise in mining, engineering and technology attracts the interest of a Mexican senator who heads his country's Commission on Science and Technology, prompting a three-day visit.
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Picking Up on the Smell of Evolution

Tue, 2015-01-27 00:00
UA researchers have discovered some of the changes in genes, physiology and behavior that enable a species to drastically change its lifestyle in the course of evolution.
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Providing Tomorrow's Medicine Today

Mon, 2015-01-26 00:00
The mission of the new Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation: Transform UA research into practical health care solutions, through the commercialization of biomedical technologies.
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Engineering Discovery Brings Invisibility Closer to Reality

Fri, 2015-01-23 00:00
Someone looking at a person wearing a cloak with artificially designed refraction properties would see part or none of the person.
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UA Invention Slows Water Evaporation, Generates Energy

Thu, 2015-01-22 00:00
Co-developed by the UA's Moe Momayez, product is the result of an effort to find ways to conserve water in mining tailings (remediation) ponds.
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The Molecular Biology Behind ALS

Thu, 2015-01-22 00:00
UA researchers have uncovered a novel molecular defect in a fruit fly model of ALS bearing a strong similarity to defects found in humans. The discovery may help explain the mechanisms underlying the devastating disease.
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Transgenic Crops: Multiple Toxins No Panacea for Pest Control

Tue, 2015-01-20 00:00
Overly optimistic assumptions about transgenic crops that produce two or more Bt toxins active against the same pest can lead to inadequate strategies for delaying evolution of pest resistance, UA researchers caution in Nature Biotechnology.
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Science Lecture Series to Explore Life in the Universe

Tue, 2015-01-20 00:00
What is life? How do we recognize it? Seven upcoming talks are free and will be held at Centennial Hall on the UA campus from Jan. 26 through March 9.
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Three Nearly Earth-Size Planets Found Orbiting Nearby Star

Fri, 2015-01-16 00:00
Star’s proximity means it is bright enough for astronomers to study the planets’ atmospheres, to determine whether they are like Earth’s atmosphere and conducive to life.
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Years Later, HiRISE Camera Confirms the Beagle Has Landed

Thu, 2015-01-15 00:00
The long-lost Mars lander Beagle 2 has been discovered in images taken with the UA-led High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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UA Grad's Little Firm Tackles Big-Data Solutions

Wed, 2015-01-14 00:00
A Silicon Valley startup helps companies make data-informed decisions, all without the need for heavy expertise in information technology.
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Extrasolar Storms: How's the Weather Way Out There?

Mon, 2015-01-12 00:00
Like galactic storm chasers, UA astronomers are leading an effort to discover how clouds and weather systems change on other worlds.
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