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Shrinking cyberinfrastructure down to size

The growth of computing systems and artificial intelligence is creating barriers for institutions trying to navigate cyberinfrastructure.

What data research teaches us about traffic safety

Motor vehicle crashes are preventable but accidents are still ranked as the top cause of death for Americans under the age of 40.

A mission to detect moonquakes on the lunar surface

Astronauts left the last seismometers on the moon’s surface during the Apollo program 50 years ago.

Seeking evidence of a climate change turnaround

Scientists studying the world’s oceans are finding proof that the Earth is responding to efforts by populations fighting climate change.

Updating an endangered species count in the Sky Islands

The pace of local extinctions is on the rise in the sky islands of the Sonoran Desert.

Tree ring scientists take their research underwater

Tree ring researchers are exploring the lives of sea creatures that document climate change just like trees do.

What dogs can tell us about aging

Elderly dogs can suffer from cognitive dysfunction, similar to dementia in humans.

Learning more about a Sonoran Desert Icon

The saguaro cactus has been a source of study for southern Arizonans for decades

Studies show how mental abilities improve for seniors as they age

Our cognitive abilities change as we grow older.

Introducing artificial intelligence to resolve issues in agriculture

Artificial intelligence is being put to work solving the challenge of feeding the planet.

Researching asthma in traditional rural communities

Studies found that traditional farmers did not suffer from lung diseases usually caused by dust in the fields where they worked.

The Geometry of Sound

Researchers say people perceive sound based on where they are when they hear it.

Measuring how our mood moves the markets

Economists often describe how consumer confidence drives spending decisions, but scientific researchers are asking if it’s the other way around.

Exploring space with balloon-borne telescopes

The best way to observe the universe is with a telescope above the Earth’s atmosphere, and the least expensive way to get there is using a stratospheric balloon.

Investigating coral reefs for signs of climate change

UA Geosciences professor Diane Thompson talks with us about what coral reefs can tell us about changes in our climate.

Using different methods to investigate cancer

Researchers studying prostate cancer have found introducing the disease in mice does not always produce accurate results.

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