Science and Technology

UA hurricane forecasters map summer season

May 28, 2020 The team has predicted 10 hurricanes for the North Atlantic, and drier summer for Southern Arizona.

Arizona sues Google over location tracking practices

May 28, 2020 The state says the tech giant illegally collected location data.

"At the Center of All Beauty": Author Fenton Johnson on the connection between solitude and creativity

May 27, 2020 Also on Arizona Spotlight: How a DNA test revealed a sensitive family secret; and essays from two young women about the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to their lives.

New model lays out different possibilities for COVID-19 in Arizona

May 22, 2020 How people will behave remains a great unknown for those trying to model the spread of the virus.

Hubble space telescope marks 30 years of exploration

Apr 24, 2020 The space science landmark received help from the University of Arizona.

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.

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