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College of Engineering researchers are designing an autonomous border-surveillance system that can collect, assess and act on data in real time — and deploy drones on its own.
A new UA study highlights some of the options to restore the iconic butterfly, whose numbers have plummeted due to herbicide use and loss of habitat to intensive agriculture.
UA atmospheric scientists have provided the best assessment of Greenland’s past temperatures. The team’s work will help project the future of Greenland’s vast ice sheet.
"Synthetic observations" simulating nascent planetary systems could help explain a puzzle — how planets form — that has vexed astronomers for a long time.
UA ecologist Tyson Swetnam led an interdisciplinary team of U.S. researchers to discover that mountain forests are better at storing carbon than forests found on flat land.
Obese asthma patients often struggle with control of their disease, and UA researchers including Dr. Monica Kraft and Julie Ledford have traced it to the lack of a protein.
Summer rains mean it's weed season, and UA expert Bill McCloskey says the invaders aren't merely unsightly. They're also capable of harboring pests and choking out native vegetation and crops. But consider all options before reaching for the chemicals, McCloskey advises.
In the "Planet of the Apes" movies, a boost in brainpower is all apes need to be able to speak like humans. UA primatologists Dieter and Netzin Steklis discuss the likelihood of this scenario.
A UA-led study is among the first to look at long-term changes in monsoon precipitation, and the results are consistent with climate change. The region of Arizona with more extreme storms — south and west of the Mogollon Rim — includes Phoenix and Yuma but not Tucson.
In a UA Cooperative Extension outreach program, K-12 teachers acquire hands-on knowledge of how underwater technology is used in the Central Arizona Project canal.
It's a new era of discovery for the College of Engineering, which is building two additional wind tunnels to explore instability and materials failure in vehicles traveling at extremely high speeds. Faculty members Alex Craig, Hermann Fasel and Anatoli Tumin are leading the effort.
Projects involving Tucson Village Farm, South Tucson and the Texas border city of San Elizario have been selected for grants that apply UA expertise to challenges in the community.
For the first time, an actual (but harmless) space rock will be used for a campaign to test NASA's network of observatories and scientists who work with planetary defense. The idea for the exercise came from Vishnu Reddy of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
TLA is becoming a national model, thanks to the engagement of inventors, experts, advisers and supporters from across the UA and the entire innovation ecosystem.
Nothing compares to the hands-on lab experience, say the high school students in the seven-week summer program, a premier pathway for developing STEM skills.
What happens when a fire is "spotting"? And why does a fire want to move uphill? UA fire ecologist Donald Falk has the answers to those questions and more.
The UA has licensed a pair of technologies to startup Lunewave Inc., which is commercializing the inventions to provide improved radar systems for the automotive industry.
Although a statewide campaign is garnering attention for turning wastewater into beer, it's really about educating the public, according to the UA's Channah Rock.
Arriving with a prototype of a 3-D-printed robotic arm, Gabriel Vasquez made the most of an engineering professor's mentorship and is well on his way as a "science diplomat."
It's an opportunity for course auditors to attend lectures and participate in discussions at a fraction of what regular students pay — and they're allowed to take two classes per year.

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