Science and Technology

Saturn's rings, moons raise questions about solar system, water origins

Jun 17, 2019 A discovery could prompt a rethinking of how the solar system formed.

Pima Community College to offer self-driving truck courses

Jun 14, 2019 Those completing the course may get priority for TuSimple autonomous vehicle jobs.

Tucson Juneteenth Celebration 2019

Jun 12, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: A cross-cultural program inspires Native students in the UA College of Medicine; and, is it a piece of cake for the brain to interpret a metaphor?

UA researchers dating ancient volcanic eruption using tree rings

Jun 10, 2019 The tree rings can help them understand more about the explosion of a volcano thousands of years ago.

High-altitude balloon company World View completes 16-day flight

Jun 6, 2019 The Tucson-based company plans on marketing its balloon service next year.

Lowell Observatory marks 125th anniversary with 3-day celebration

Jun 5, 2019 The Flagstaff observatory, which took part in confirming the expansion of the universe, has embarked on a multiyear expansion plan.

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 to haul 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.

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