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UA professor Vishnu Reddy is leading a NASA-funded project to find freshly fallen meteorites, using radar data and computer models to locate them within hours of their landing.
It's still a long way to get from data to wisdom, said Nirav Merchant, director of the UA's Data Science Institute, in his lecture on "Working Alongside Thinking Machines."
UA alumnus Kurt DelBene's secrets to successful leadership include staying "deep in the weeds" of engineering while always operating from a business perspective.
Roberto Furfaro and Vishnu Reddy make up the UA team on the Lunar Meteoroid Impacts Observer project, which seeks to investigate meteoritic impact on the far side of the moon.
Industry leaders and UA alumni who participate are sought out by students for employment strategies and professional tips to ease the transition from college to the workforce.
What organizers call the first 4-H Fab Lab in the country, and the first fabrication laboratory in an Arizona public school, is engaging students in STEM and fulfilling the mission of UA Cooperative Extension.
Luis von Ahn, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University and the inventor of CAPTCHAs, was the fourth speaker in the College of Science lecture series.
Cacao trees are dying at alarming rates in West Africa, a main source of cocoa for much of the world's chocolate production. UA plant scientist Judy Brown is trying to determine what makes them sick — and develop tools that will help growers fight for their livelihood. With UANews video.
A new program funded by the UA’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry is transforming the popular walking spot into a creative hub for artists and scientists.
Namrah Habib is one of 16 students to receive a Churchill Scholarship, which will allow her to pursue a Master of Philosophy in Astronomy at the University of Cambridge.
After the successful test launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, the UA's Catalina Sky Survey tracked the rocket's payload to help determine the Tesla's course around the sun.
Artificial intelligence is here to stay, says UA law professor Jane Bambauer, adding that it's important to ask: Is an algorithm biased? Is it manipulative? Are there moral or political issues?
A UA-led team studied the natural temperature archives stored in corals and found the ocean around the Galápagos Islands has been warming since the 1970s.
A worldwide collaboration will work on ways of processing unprecedented amounts of data in real time, with a primary goal of assisting the effort to take the first-ever pictures of a black hole. However, applications eventually could include self-driving cars, renewable energy and national defense.
A UA-led study projects substantial increases in area burned across western North America, with implications for land managers and policy makers.
In the concluding talk of the College of Science series, the UA's Vincent J. Del Casino Jr. explains how big data will impact society — and how higher education can leverage it.
Oceanographer Joellen Russell is collecting big data in the Southern Ocean to tell us more about the Earth and its climate. In the coming weeks, a UANews series, Fast Forward, will examine the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds. This is the first story. With UANews video.
A small, aging telescope — the Bok Telescope on Kitt Peak — can still do mighty science, even helping astrophysicists undertake a virtual journey to the center of a dead star.
Attendance for the event on the UA campus, which benefits literacy programs, now exceeds 100,000, and the presenters are a who's who from literature, science and pop culture.
Sudha Ram's research tracks students' social interactions and daily routines via their CatCard usage — and leverages that information to make predictions about freshman retention. Fast Forward, a UANews series, is examining the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.

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