The University of Arizona

UA News Science & Technology

Syndicate content
Updated: 15 hours 14 min ago

Nobel Recipients to Celebrate UA Brain Science

Mon, 2015-03-23 00:00
Pioneering scholars with long-standing ties to UA faculty members Lynn Nadel and Carol Barnes will visit campus this week to inaugurate the Center for Innovation in Brain Science.
Categories: Science News

UA-Born Traffic App Launches in Tucson

Thu, 2015-03-19 00:00
Professor's startup company is another example of innovation taken all the way to commercialization with the assistance of Tech Launch Arizona.
Categories: Science News

Why Pi? It's a History Lesson All Its Own

Tue, 2015-03-17 00:00
The irrational number, typically approximated as 3.14159, has proved itself as a captivator of the imagination and an irreplaceably practical part of everyday life.
Categories: Science News

New Clues from the Dawn of the Solar System

Sat, 2015-03-14 00:00
Sulfide chondrules, a new type of building blocks discovered in meteorites left over from the solar system's infancy, provide evidence for a previously unknown region in the protoplanetary disk that gave rise to the planets including Earth.
Categories: Science News

UA Scientists Fly Kites in Hawaii to Study Mars

Sat, 2015-03-14 00:00
Clues to the mysteries of the red planet are revealed by an unconventional method of studying volcanic landscapes on the Big Island, using specially equipped kites.
Categories: Science News

UA Research goes from Idea to Patent to Market

Fri, 2015-03-13 00:00
GlycoSurf, a startup company from the University of Arizona, has finalized an exclusive license agreement for a new chemical synthesis technology for the synthesis of environmentally-friendly surfactants - also known as biosurfactants - which are non-toxic and biodegradeable and used as "green" replacements for petroleum-based surfactants.
Categories: Science News

UA Researchers Unlock the Mysteries of Wound Healing

Fri, 2015-03-13 00:00
A multidisciplinary research team discovers how cells know to rush to a wound and heal it – opening the door to new treatments for diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Categories: Science News

NSF Division Director Sizes Up UA's STEM Initiatives

Wed, 2015-03-11 00:00
Susan Singer, who leads the agency's Division of Undergraduate Education, spoke about national STEM priorities and learned about the UA's aggressive approach.
Categories: Science News

UA Mars Scientists Capture Image of Sci-Fi Landing Site

Wed, 2015-03-11 00:00
Images taken by the UA-led HiRISE mission reveal that the setting of the best-selling novel "The Martian" is far from being the featureless plain described in the book.
Categories: Science News

Former President of Ireland to Speak at UA

Mon, 2015-03-09 00:00
Mary Robinson will discuss the importance of including the world's most vulnerable populations in solutions to climate change on Thursday, leading into the Festival of Books.
Categories: Science News

UA Tech Park Has Major Regional Impact

Thu, 2015-03-05 00:00
The park is one of the largest employment centers in the Tucson region, hosting 45 companies and organizations that employ nearly 6,500 skilled workers.
Categories: Science News

Hot Spots, Cold Spots: When Temperature Goes Quantum

Thu, 2015-03-05 00:00
A UA-led collaboration has discovered that temperature behaves in strange and unexpected ways in graphene, a material that has scientists sizzling with excitement.
Categories: Science News

Laser Day Lights Up Young Crowd

Wed, 2015-03-04 00:00
The UA College of Optical Sciences' annual STEM outreach event showcased optics applications in communications, health, energy, agriculture and education.
Categories: Science News

Science City Adds Pi to the Menu

Wed, 2015-03-04 00:00
Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, and only on 3/14/15 (3.1415) could it get maximum attention. But that's just one of many reasons to attend the UA's Science City.
Categories: Science News

Hackers Gain Respect and Influence

Tue, 2015-03-03 00:00
The traditional image of hackers as threats to cybersecurity is changing, and increasingly they are being seen as innovators in technology. Hack Arizona, a three-day event organized by UA students, will reveal the difference.
Categories: Science News

'Slow Motion at the Speed of Light'

Fri, 2015-02-27 00:00
New technology, the result of a collaboration between the UA and UCLA, provides real-time monitoring of streaming video to optimize network traffic.
Categories: Science News

UA Appoints Director of New Defense and Security Institute

Thu, 2015-02-26 00:00
Austin Yamada will start on April 6 and bring more than 35 years of experience in national security in government, industry and academia.
Categories: Science News

Diversifying the Workforce for Tomorrow's Jobs

Wed, 2015-02-25 00:00
Responding to state and national demands, the UA has doubled down on its efforts to help retain women and other underrepresented groups in the STEM fields. Already the results are promising.
Categories: Science News

Eggs With Attitude: The Behavior of Bluebirds

Wed, 2015-02-25 00:00
The UA's Renée Duckworth and her co-authors report how mother birds influence the behavior of their male chicks while they are still in the egg, shaping where they will live.
Categories: Science News

Sea Level Spiked for Two Years Along NE North America

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.
Categories: Science News