Science and Technology

UA Tree-Ring Research Narrows Window for Massive Bronze Age Eruption

Aug 16, 2018 Newer methods helped close the gap on an ancient explosion that dimmed the sun across the Eastern Mediterranean.

Judge Sides With Pima County On Part 2 of World View Case

Aug 13, 2018 Ruling says the county properly entered into no-bid contracts with builders so it could meet World View's needs.

UA Mars Camera Watching Dust Storm From Orbit

Aug 10, 2018 Storm has covered Mars since June, limiting surface missions

Research Reveals Climate-Driven Bird Collapse in Mojave Desert

Aug 10, 2018 Deserts globally have borne the brunt of warming and drying over the past 50 years.

Professor Investigating Effectiveness of Human Immune System

Aug 10, 2018 Janko Nikolich considers the body's defenses among its most powerful functions.

UA Scientists Expect Bright Discoveries From Solar Satellite

Aug 9, 2018 NASA solar probe to be launched Saturday to measure sun's atmosphere

Giant Strainer Seeks to Clean Up Oceanic Garbage Patches

Aug 8, 2018 An Arizona researcher says it's only one approach to an dire problem that requires a variety of mitigation strategies.

Study: Droughts Are Growing Hotter Under Climate Change

Aug 6, 2018 Stressors may include environmental and social impacts of drought and heatwaves, driving more frequent wildfires, worsening air quality and stressing crops and livestock.

UA Cancer Center Delivers Data to Help Skin Cancer Patients

Aug 6, 2018 The study focuses on making the immune system respond to melanoma threats.

Nearly 2,500 Scientists Slam Trump's Planned Border Wall

Aug 1, 2018 The collective has called on the administration to follow environmental policies, and on Congress to step up action against proposals for more construction.

Arizona Among States Likely to Overprescribe Opioids for Ankle Sprains

Aug 1, 2018 Opioids are not a first-line treatment for ankle-sprains, yet their use is common in nine states.

UA Researchers Looking for Genes Behind ALS

Jul 30, 2018 Studies expected to help scientists solve mystery surrounding Lou Gehrig's disease.

Scientists Discover Liquid Lake Under Mars Ice

Jul 25, 2018 Arizona researcher suggests it's the strongest evidence of liquid water so far.

Nature Enthusiasts Help UA Researchers Tackle Butterfly Data

Jul 24, 2018 Volunteers' hobby turns into valuable citizen science from the field.

The Secret Life of Spiders

Jul 19, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: a new dust detection system on I-10; cumbia rhythm energizes downtown Tucson; and a story about the perils of being a king.

Suit Paves Way for Arizonans to Text 911

Jul 16, 2018 A settlement set up funding for the service, which is expected to benefit the hearing-impaired, among others.

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