Science and Technology

The Desert Blooms in a Bountiful Monsoon.

Sep 1, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Why the music of the rock group Fanny is rocking a whole new generation!

Discovery of high levels of an enzyme in deadly COVID-19 cases could lead to a plan to save lives

Aug 26, 2021 UA researcher surprised to find high amounts of the human enzyme similar to rattlesnake venom known to 'shred' bacteria and viruses.

Super-thin panels could change solar industry

Aug 19, 2021 UA researcher exploring impact of panels made from perovskite.

Measuring the Monsoon.

Aug 11, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: 'Tis the season for mushroom hunters on Mount Lemmon; and "Gloria: A Life" returns to The Invisible Theatre.

OSIRIS-REx helps scientists project asteroid orbits

Aug 11, 2021 Data shows that Bennu will eventually make a close fly-by of Earth.

Arizona professor will lead NASA project to locate menacing objects near Earth

Aug 1, 2021 An infrared telescope will track any asteroids that one day could crash into the planet

Bezos' private space program could yield dividends for researchers

Jul 20, 2021 Scientists anticipate less-expensive access to Earth orbit and the moon.

New Apollo era film looks back on moon mission photoraphy

Jul 16, 2021 The documentary producer is reviewing thousands of rare spaceflight images.

Frequent rain sets 2021 monsoon off to a fast start

Jul 13, 2021 Southern Arizona can expect more precipitation through mid-July.

Tucsonan anticipating Richard Branson's rocket launch Sunday

Jul 10, 2021 Retiree already has a ticket to ride aboard Virgin Galactic spaceship.

Insects benefiting from early monsoon rains

Jul 8, 2021 Termites and mosquitoes are among those going through seasonal life cycles.

Game challenges forecasters to predict monsoon

Jun 23, 2021 UA researchers created an online competition similar to fantasy football.

Student study sheds light on unique space rock

Jun 15, 2021 A UA undergrad-led project unraveled mysteries about asteroid 16 Psyche.

NASA turns its attention to Venus

Jun 9, 2021 The space agency aims to send two new spacecraft to Earth's nearest planetary neighbor.

New exhibit spotlights Arizona's place in space exploration

May 23, 2021 The exhibit includes relics such as a spacesuit worn by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Susan Miner on finding acceptance and growth in times of difficult transition.

May 20, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The NPR Student Podcast Challenge continues; and "Stories That Soar!" celebrates the boundless creativity of youth during a difficult year.

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