Science and Technology

UA Lunar Scientists Anticipate Discoveries From China Moon Mission

Jan 4, 2019 The unmanned Chinese craft executed the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon.

UA Scientists View Historic Photos of Flyby at Edge of Solar System

Jan 2, 2019 The New Horizons spacecraft took the first photos of planetoid Ultima Thule.

Tumamoc Hill Path Closing to be Repaved

Jan 2, 2019 The January project to improve access for hikers and UA scientists is expected to close the hill for two weeks.

US-Bound Migrants Opt Instead for Mexican Coding School

Jan 2, 2019 The software engineering school originally catered to returning Mexican migrants.

New Dinosaur Species Found South of Tucson

Dec 21, 2018 The previously undiscovered species is similar to a triceratops.

Study: Slow Growth Ahead for the Forests of the Southwest

Dec 21, 2018 The UA report shows a decline in productivity in the 21st century as the climate warms.

Winter Solstice Celebrations

Dec 20, 2018 The traditional beginning of winter marks a season of holidays for many cultures and religions.

Tucson Youth Put National Parks in Focus

Dec 19, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit the Center for Compassion Studies; NASA pioneer Dee O'Hara interview; Adiba Nelson talks "From Period to Postpartum"; holiday traditions old and new.

Study: Americans Are Getting Less Sleep, Especially Blacks And Hispanics

Dec 17, 2018 A researcher says disparities could exacerbate social and health inequalities.

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.

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