Science and Technology

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.

OSIRIS-REx Due To Begin Asteroid Operations Soon

Jul 12, 2018 UA scientists prepare for spacecraft's first photos of the asteroid Bennu.

Apollo 8 Flight Controller Recalls Landmark Mission 50 Years Ago

Jul 9, 2018 Charles Dietrich is among NASA heroes attending Tucson Spacefest this year.

A Bright Touch: Harpist Christine Vivona

Jul 5, 2018 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Voices of protesters in Nogales; and a conversation with NASA nurse Dee O'Hara on the birth of the space program.

TEP Exploring Possibility of Biomass Electricity

Jul 3, 2018 The company issued a request for information from the biomass industry.

Arizona Company Using Solar Tech to Create Drinking Water

Jun 29, 2018 A UA researcher also describes other ways potable water is being generated.

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