Science and Technology

A yet to be discovered, unseen "planetary mass object" makes its existence known by ruffling the orbital plane of distant Kuiper Belt objects, according to research by Kat Volk and Renu Malhotra of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. The object is pictured on a wide orbit far beyond Pluto in this artist's illustration. (Image: Heather Roper/LPL)
June 20, 2017
The plane of the solar system is warped in the belt's outer reaches, signaling the presence of an unknown Mars-to-Earth-mass planetary object far beyond Pluto. 
Agua Fria recharge basins in Phoenix
June 15, 2017
Underground storage in recharge projects has built a buffer against future shortages, and an annual publication by the UA's Water Resources Research Center helps to explain it.
The Amazon River and its watershed — the largest river system on Earth — cover 2.4 million square miles.
June 14, 2017
UA hydrologist Victor Baker and a team of scientists report that the hundreds of proposed dams will have a long-term negative environmental impact throughout the region.
The mapping of the surface of the asteroid Bennu will be an important stage of the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission. (Image: NASA)
June 13, 2017
The event will bring together five researchers from the University who work at the forefront of asteroid science, including OSIRIS-REx principal investigator Dante Lauretta.
Okanaga rubrovenosa, literally meaning "the red-veined one from Okanaga Valley," is one of the most prominent cicada species found in the Southwest. (Photo: Charles Hedgcock)
June 12, 2017
Several dozen cicada species can be found in Arizona, but apart from the noise they make, the sap-sucking bugs lead secretive lives. UA entomologist Gene Hall is a repository of fun facts about them. (They're built with their own evaporative cooling!) With UANews video.
Drs. Jeffrey Tully (left) and Christian Dameff (Photo: Sun Czar Belous/UA)
June 9, 2017
Drs. Jeffrey Tully and Christian Dameff, alumni of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, teamed up to attract more than 100 cybersecurity experts to a conference in Phoenix.
Ramin Yadegari, professor of plant sciences, holding an ear of maize, notes that pollination has produced kernels and discusses the stages of kernel development with students Tricia Ramsay, biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology with plant sciences minor, and Daniela Gutierrez, microbiology. (Photo: Lynn Ketchum)
June 6, 2017
Gene networks regulating the very early development of the maize endosperm are the focus of a multi-institutional, NSF-funded study led by Ramin Yadegari of the UA.
A team confirms all systems are go on its Skittle-sorting machine before the undergraduate design competition co-hosted by the UA Department of Biomedical Engineering and School of Information.
June 5, 2017
UA students received hands-on experience designing and building Skittle-sorting machines that they put to the test at a competition on campus in early May.
A scene from one of the scenarios in the Desert Saber program (Credit: Leonard Brown)
May 31, 2017
The UA has licensed an interactive training program for the mining industry that uses serious gaming principles to simulate stressful, real-world situations.