Science and Technology

Newest UA telescope mirror in cool down phase

Mar 16, 2021 Technicians are preparing to polish it for use in a mountaintop observatory

"Bend in the Wash: The Rancho Linda Vista Artist Community"

Mar 10, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Searching for gamma-rays with a telescope array in the Santa Rita Mountains, and film essayist Chris Dashiell on the masterpiece “La Jetée”.

"Who Framed Rosa Parks?" - Brenna Wynn Greer on the history of Black imagemakers.

Feb 18, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Geraldine Brooks reflects on her novel "Year of Wonders"; and a tale of love and loss written by a 6th grade student.

Alcohol abuse soars in lockdown

Feb 16, 2021 Severe alcohol use jumps 400% in lockdown, according to UA researchers

Child COVID cases starting to be studied

Feb 8, 2021 Researchers are asking why kids are less likely to contract serious COVID-19 infections.

UA scientists testing drones for Mars...in Iceland

Jan 26, 2021 Concept designs are being developed for exploration in future NASA missions.

"Beyond Earth's Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight".

Jan 22, 2021 Also on Arizona Spotlight: "DUSTWUN", a film about life, death and trust on the U.S. / Mexico Border.

UA astronomers observe far-away quasar for clues to universe's early years

Jan 19, 2021 The galactic phenomenon is more than 13 billion light years from Earth.

UA researchers receive grant to build new space telescope

Jan 11, 2021 The Aspera project is expected to launch in 2024.

Banner-Phoenix morgue overflows with COVID-19 dead

Dec 18, 2020 Hospital calls on refrigerated trucks as the pandemic grows.

COVID-19 vaccinations begin in Tucson

Dec 17, 2020 TMC, Banner-UMC giving vaccine to front line health care workers

COVID-19 vaccinations begin Thursday in Pima County

Dec 14, 2020 Most people will get theirs in spring or early summer.

Arizona health director outlines state vaccine plans

Dec 12, 2020 Front-line health care workers will be first in line.

A Tucson Original: Agnese Haury

Dec 10, 2020 Listen to an oral history of Agnese Haury's remarkable life, as told by those who knew and loved her.

Tucson rolling out, taking applications for free wireless internet

Dec 9, 2020 The grant-funded free internet access is for those affected by COVID-19.

Overcoming Post-Election Partisan Hostility

Nov 19, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The VOTE Program uses conversation to defuse political conflict, and a pair of personal reflections on Election 2020 from Adiba Nelson and Fenton Johnson.

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