Science and Technology

OSIRIS-REx passes milestone by rehearsing approach to asteroid

Apr 16, 2020 The first major rehearsal had the added challenge of COVID-19, which meant the mission's team could not be together for the test.

Spring is NOT cancelled: backyard scientists contribute to "Nature's Notebook".

Apr 16, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Being a UA senior in a year without Commencement; how the Campus Pantry is increasing food security for students and staff; and a public health student fights COVID-19 misinformation on behalf of her family in Puerto Rico.

ASU team building 'UV BBQ' to sanitize masks

Apr 14, 2020 The device uses UVC light to kill the novel coronavirus on multiple masks in a matter of minutes.

Tucsonan recalls historic Apollo 13 rescue mission

Apr 13, 2020 Space scientist helped NASA plot the astronauts' emergency route home.

Basketballs and drills: UA scientists designing innovative ventilator prototypes

Apr 7, 2020 A cross-disciplinary group is working to supplement the supply of life-saving health equipment diminished by the pandemic.

UA team developing 3D-printed masks to protect doctors against coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020 The team is responding to an anticipated shortage of masks at Banner University Medical Center.

Borderlands symposium explores web of people, wildlife in Sonoran Desert

Mar 17, 2020 The Ajo conference last week brought together scientists, tribal leaders and community members.

Science fair cancels some events amid coronavirus fears

Mar 10, 2020 Friday night events for the SARSEF fair were canceled. Saturday awards will be streamed.

Study explains how rattlesnakes catch rainwater on their backs

Mar 10, 2020 For the western diamond-backed rattlesnake, the advantage might lie in a labyrinth of grooves on its scales.

UA researchers warn of time frame for species extinctions

Mar 3, 2020 A new report says some plants and animals will succumb to climate change in 50 years.

Star Betelgeuse's mysterious dimming has the attention of UA astronomer

Feb 21, 2020 If the star goes “supernova,” Narsi Anugu says it will provide a boost the field of astronomy.

NASA considering UA-backed trip to moon of Jupiter

Feb 17, 2020 Exploration of the volcanic moon Io is among four choices for the future mission.

Arizona Spotlight Special: Arizona Addicted

Feb 11, 2020 Tearing down the stigma that surrounds opioid addiction with stories from Arizonans who have lived the experience, and found the road to recovery.

Scientist exploring how intermittent fasting might prevent addiction

Feb 11, 2020 If fasting has the same effect on humans as it does on mice, John Streicher says it could be a way to help prevent opioid addiction.

Window opens for tribes to seek licenses for internet access

Feb 4, 2020 Tribes had pushed to be first in line for the licenses that once were reserved for education institutions.

Study: Four Corners drought intensified by human-induced warming

Jan 31, 2020 A researcher said the drought showed what climate change is like "in the here and now."

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