Science and Technology

UA Scientists Identifying Exactly Where Snowmass is Declining

Dec 13, 2018 Findings suggest the West has lost significant snowpack over last three decades.

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Finds Water On Asteroid

Dec 11, 2018 The asteroid Bennu may offer clues about Earth's habitability.

Comets Catch the Eye of UA Planetary Scientists

Dec 11, 2018 The paths of Jupiter-family comets are twisted into tighter orbits around the sun by the gravity of that planet.

How Women See Men's Roles Shapes Family Expectations, Study Suggests

Dec 10, 2018 The results suggest young women take cues from their expectations about men's changing family roles.

Google's Robotic Spinoff Launches Ride-Hailing Service in Phoenix

Dec 6, 2018 The service, dubbed Waymo One, at first will only be available to a couple hundred riders.

Making "Cloud Soup"

Dec 5, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How changing your address may impact your voting status; What is AVATAR, and how might it change the science of telling truth from fiction?; and Pima County Gardeners mark 35 years of helping Arizona grow.

UA-Backed Solar Wind Explorer Sending Back Data

Dec 5, 2018 The Parker Solar Probe has started to prove theories about solar wind first proposed in the '50s, a researcher says.

No Joke, Researchers Try to Decode What Makes Words Funny

Dec 4, 2018 Nothing says "humor" like semantic predictors from a computational language model.

Asteroid Receives Holiday Visitor: OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Bennu

Dec 3, 2018 About the size of an SUV, the spacecraft will shadow the asteroid for a year, before scooping up some gravel for return to Earth in 2023.

Founding Dean Gives $20M to Add to UA Optical Sciences Faculty

Nov 30, 2018 The donation is meant help the college "remain the best in the world."

OSIRIS-REx is Arriving at Asteroid Bennu Monday

Nov 29, 2018 The UA-led mission will begin orbital operations after the spacecraft's initial journey of more than two years.

'Junk DNA' May Be Responsible for Certain Diseases, Scientists Say

Nov 26, 2018 It was previously thought that it did nothing at all

NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Landing Site

Nov 24, 2018 The 28-mile-wide Jezero crater, site of an ancient stream-fed lake, lies near Mars's equator.

Study: Holiday Big Box Shopping Still Important to Consumers

Nov 23, 2018 Brick and mortar stores still hold value for the role they play in people's lives, researcher says.

Study Confirms Concerns About Addictive Qualities of Smoking Substitutes

Nov 22, 2018 UA researcher finds e-cigarette cartridges can lead to dangerous levels of nicotine intake.

Spotlight Session: Rebekah Rolland

Nov 21, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The secret life of spiders, and Tucsonans share tips for coping with difficult emotions.

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