Science and Technology

UA prof giving public talk on dark matter in Spanish

Oct 21, 2019 Graduate students had the idea to host a lecture for Spanish speakers.

Sandra Cisneros on being an "extroverted introvert."

Oct 16, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How the Prison Education Project offers inmates a chance to learn about the universe.

UA Cancer Center receives $5M gift from big name in cosmetics

Oct 16, 2019 The gift traces back to a phone call from the Estee Lauder chairman to the Cancer Center founder.

Some border drug screening devices can't detect low purity fentanyl

Oct 14, 2019 The gadgets, which cost $26 million, can't pick up the drug if the purity is less than 10%, a report says.

Researchers working to understand forest response to global warming

Oct 11, 2019 A UA ecologist's data is contributing to a global effort to track climate change effects.

Machine learning research examines ways to make computers more human

Oct 7, 2019 Scientists foresee future computers working as collaborators on tasks.

UA computer engineers developing 'immune system' to guard against cyberattacks

Oct 1, 2019 The team is creating defenses similar to the human body's fight against disease.

No mere dust devil: Tornado near Willcox a rarity for Arizona

Sep 24, 2019 The tornado reached speeds of 90-100 mph and injured two people.

More data needed to bridge digital divide, expand high-speed internet

Sep 23, 2019 About 18% of Arizonans are thought to be underserved by the number of available internet providers.

Diné College, UA to train future neuroscientists

Sep 20, 2019 Native Americans are one of the most underrepresented groups in biomedical sciences, according to the NIH.

ICE buys gear to pull data from mobile devices

Sep 19, 2019 The $28.2 million contract is with a company that says it can unlock Apple and high-end Android devices.

Tumamoc Desert Lab revives century-old greenhouse

Sep 18, 2019 The plant collection is designed to expand public understanding of desert plants and where they originated.

UA symposium to focus on medical marijuana

Sep 18, 2019 Speakers will present science-based research on medicinal uses of cannabis.

UA scientists track animal evolution based on diet

Sep 13, 2019 Study indicates first creatures ate meat, not plants.

UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories

Sep 11, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The TUSD's ongoing debate about expanding sex education; Is there any hope left for the 2019 monsoon?; and has Arizona's "stupid motorist law" increased flash flood safety?

UA breaks ground on center that will help turn bioscience research into business

Sep 10, 2019 The facility will provide business training and lab space to entrepreneurs in the life sciences.

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