Science and Technology

No Joke, Researchers Try to Decode What Makes Words Funny

Dec 4, 2018 Nothing says "humor" like semantic predictors from a computational language model.

Asteroid Receives Holiday Visitor: OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Bennu

Dec 3, 2018 About the size of an SUV, the spacecraft will shadow the asteroid for a year, before scooping up some gravel for return to Earth in 2023.

Founding Dean Gives $20M to Add to UA Optical Sciences Faculty

Nov 30, 2018 The donation is meant help the college "remain the best in the world."

OSIRIS-REx is Arriving at Asteroid Bennu Monday

Nov 29, 2018 The UA-led mission will begin orbital operations after the spacecraft's initial journey of more than two years.

'Junk DNA' May Be Responsible for Certain Diseases, Scientists Say

Nov 26, 2018 It was previously thought that it did nothing at all

NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Landing Site

Nov 24, 2018 The 28-mile-wide Jezero crater, site of an ancient stream-fed lake, lies near Mars's equator.

Study: Holiday Big Box Shopping Still Important to Consumers

Nov 23, 2018 Brick and mortar stores still hold value for the role they play in people's lives, researcher says.

Study Confirms Concerns About Addictive Qualities of Smoking Substitutes

Nov 22, 2018 UA researcher finds e-cigarette cartridges can lead to dangerous levels of nicotine intake.

Spotlight Session: Rebekah Rolland

Nov 21, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: The secret life of spiders, and Tucsonans share tips for coping with difficult emotions.

Climate Change Could Drive Vegetation Changes

Nov 19, 2018 Tucson-based scientist charting similar changes from Ice Age.

High Schoolers Co-Author Scientific Research Thanks to Internship

Nov 15, 2018 A UA professor says the students made significant contributions to research into bioinformatics.

Playing Tag with Hummingbirds

Nov 14, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Luis Alberto Urrea on "The House of Broken Angels"; flutist Gary Stroutsos on playing music in sacred places; and Nancy Stanley on founding the stand-up comedy "Estrogen Hour".

UA Center Receives Funding for Alzheimer's Research

Nov 9, 2018 $3.7 million grant to help researchers study problem growing in urgency.

UA Researchers Developing Plastic-Based Solar Cells

Nov 6, 2018 The group is working on on organic, lower-cost solar power collectors

Growing Tucson's Tech Industry

Nov 1, 2018 Research parks and a new startup academy are helping locals develop new ideas.

NASA Bids Farewell to Kepler, Pioneering Planet Hunter

Oct 31, 2018 After nine years and more than 500,000 stars observed, the space telescope is retiring.

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