Science and Technology

UA scientists investigate connection between Alzheimer's and Down syndrome

Aug 5, 2020 The team is developing new ways to look at protein interaction in the human brain.

Tucson moves ahead with public Wi-Fi

Aug 3, 2020 Access points funded by pandemic relief funds will serve neighborhoods without broadband.

In Colorado, your stool is a tool in the fight against coronavirus

Jul 31, 2020 To track the next coronavirus outbreak, Western states look to the sewers.

What living in a world made from chemicals means for "The Sensitives".

Jul 29, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Jes Baker on making self-love a part of the pandemic; and a Summer 2020 insect update from "The King of Sting", Justin O. Schmidt.

ASU to launch cameras aboard new Mars rover, Emirates orbiter

Jul 28, 2020 ASU cameras have previously perched atop the masts of the Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity Mars rovers.

UA expands antibody test

Jul 22, 2020 Participants can also opt in to yearlong immunity study.

Epidemiologist: The goal for COVID-19 testing is speed and access, not absolute numbers

Jul 22, 2020 Delays to Arizonans getting test results make it hard to conduct effective contact tracing.

Humpback chub 'alien abductions' help frame the future of the Colorado River

Jul 18, 2020 While not considered very "charismatic," this keystone fish plays an important role in water policy.

Interplanetary visitor sweeps past Earth

Jul 14, 2020 Bright Neowise comet surprises space scientists in Tucson.

Mars missions prepare to launch

Jul 14, 2020 Three spacecraft are scheduled to depart for February 2021 arrivals at the Red Planet.

Researchers developing wearable technology to fight coronavirus spread

Jul 13, 2020 For now, the technology can collect data about vital signs and "augment" a diagnosis, though researchers have bigger goals.

ASU researchers develop cheaper, faster saliva test for COVID-19

Jul 7, 2020 Saliva tests may be even more accurate than nasal tests, the director of ASU's Biodesign Institute says.

Monsoon in Southern Arizona officially starts this week

Jun 15, 2020 It is monsoon awareness week.

Drone flights cost firefighters time in north Tucson mountain blaze

Jun 9, 2020 Drone operators could face prison time and fines if they are caught interfering with airborne crews.

Border Patrol turns to private industry for ideas to stop border wall breaches

Jun 4, 2020 The agency is asking contractors for ideas to "leapfrog current technology."

Adiba Nelson asks “What will it take for America to understand the pain of Black women?”

Jun 3, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Preserving the hidden history of one of Tucson's oldest Black communities; SpaceX launches a new era in space travel; and - was Speedway Boulevard ever really the ugliest street in America?

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