Science and Technology

UA study of language disorder could aid early dementia detection

May 22, 2019 The research looks at primary progressive aphasia, a neurodegenerative disorder that causes a gradual decline in language abilities.

Grand Canyon fossil footprints reveal early desert dwelling animals

May 22, 2019 Fossil footprints survive as evidence of the animal occupants of a Northern Arizona desert of dunes that existed before the age of dinosaurs.

Self-driving trucks get shot at hauling mail between Arizona and other states

May 22, 2019 TuSimple, which has a Tucson office, will have a two-week trial run with the U.S. Postal Service.

Researcher: Snakes holding steady against Tucson sprawl

May 21, 2019 A UA scientist is studying the impact of urban development on reptile wildlife.

Project tracing earth changes to introduce plants into its landscapes

May 21, 2019 The Landscape Evolution Observatory experiment at Biosphere 2 observes changes to natural landscapes in a controlled environment.

New Banner hospital tower open for business

May 20, 2019 Enhanced patient care and sweeping views combine in state-of-the-art medical center .

US Attempt to Improve Wildland Firefighter Shelters Fails

May 17, 2019 The effort to create an improved shelter to repel heat followed the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona in 2013.

Your Dog Can Recognize You. UA Researchers Want to Know How

May 13, 2019 Understanding the animal mind is a way for researchers to better understand human behavior.

Researcher Working to Match Immunology With Stem Cells

May 9, 2019 Deepta Bhattacharya studies efficiency in the body's response to infections.

Dr. Mae C. Jemison: "Living Deeply and Looking Up"

May 8, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Artists wish UA students good luck during finals week; Exploring Persian fairy tales and women in mythology; Adiba Nelson on the challenges of being a mom.

Waymo, Lyft Team Up in Arizona to Offer Self-Driving Car Rides

May 8, 2019 The partnership will allow Lyft users in the Phoenix area to hail one of 10 self-driving Waymo cars.

Meet the T. Rex Cousin You Could Literally Look Down On

May 7, 2019 The 92-million-year-old relative of the so-called king of the dinosaurs only would have grown to about the size of a toddler.

Asteroid Sample Helps Settle Which Scientific Theories Hold Water

May 7, 2019 Research at ASU suggests a family of common, silicon-rich asteroids could hold enough water to fill half the Earth's oceans.

NASA Announces First Detection of ‘Marsquake’

Apr 29, 2019 While scientists had picked up vibrations before, the recent detection was the first clearly coming from the planet.

Desert Museum Welcomes Ocelot Kitten

Apr 26, 2019 Pictures of the kitten were headlined "cuteness overload" on social media.

Who Touched It First? Most People Say, ‘I Did’

Apr 25, 2019 A researcher says the experiment in perception can help people be more understanding about others' perspective.

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