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It's the College of Engineering's biggest event of the year – a showcase of senior design projects. Technologies to debut include an exoskeleton that makes walking easier for a UA student with cerebral palsy. With UANews video.
UA researcher Greg Barron-Gafford is working in the area of agrivoltaics, which presents a new way of growing and sustaining plants such as chard, kale and onion in the dry lands of the world. With UANews video.
UA astronomers Huanian Zhang and Dennis Zaritsky have reported the first detections of diffuse hydrogen wafting about in a vast halo surrounding the Milky Way.
UA professors Alison Hawthorne Deming, Hoshin Gupta and Pham Huu Tiep have each been given the title of Regents' Professor for achievements that have resulted in national and international recognition.
Drawing on her service with the UA Falun Dafa Club and undergraduate research experiences, alumna Shiana Ferng now works at Microsoft, where she offers meditation classes. This is the final in a three-part series on graduates working in their dream jobs.
Tech Launch Arizona held its fourth annual awards event to honor those whose work directly affects the quality of life for people in Tucson, across Arizona and throughout the world.
An observer in North Dakota submitted the 10 millionth record to the UA network's database, which is a massive bank of data on plant and animal life cycles important for investigating environmental and climate change.
Evaluating conditions over a two-decade period, UA researchers found that Tucson has the greatest frequency of major storms when compared with other large metropolitan areas regionally.
Developing new ways to use radiocarbon dating in tree rings, UA dendrochronologist Charlotte Pearson builds on the legacies of scientists before her, including famed UA researcher Andrew Douglass.
New genes are more likely to emerge fully developed from a genome's "junk" DNA than many scientists would have expected, according to new research by UA evolutionary biologists.
Using NASA's flying observatory, a UA astronomer has determined that a nearby star system has an architecture remarkably similar to that of our solar system during its youth.
UA astronomer Kate Su talks about her experience aboard the "jetliner observatory" SOFIA. Su and her team confirmed that a nearby star system resembles our solar system in its youth.
A drone for pollinating date palm trees takes the top prize at the annual event, the culmination of a year of intense project work by UA College of Engineering students.
The failure of lithium ion batteries is the culprit, according to Dr. Gary Vercruysse, who is calling for an increase in awareness of the safety hazards associated with e-cigarettes.
Interbreeding Bt cotton plants with non-Bt plants yields a seed mix that has produced impressive results in China's Yangtze River Valley, benefiting millions of small-scale farmers.
Researcher Christina Morrison, who graduates Friday with a degree in engineering, has been trying to find a way for astronauts to do their laundry in space without using water.
UA researcher Rajesh Khanna is focusing on the "sodium highway," known as the NaV1.7 channel, and a small protein could make the difference in diminishing human pain.
A new book invites the reader on a journey across the surface of Mars taken by the UA-led HiRISE project, known as "the people's camera at Mars." It's a view of what researchers see.