Science and Technology

Charlotte Pearson holds the tree sample containing the light ring that might mark the date of the Thera eruption. (Photo: Mikayla Mace)
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Research led by the UArizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research provides context for the civilizations that existed throughout the Bronze and Iron Ages, and may provide a date for the infamous Thera volcano eruption in Santorini, Greece.
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University of Arizona researchers probed Martian meteorites to reconstruct Mars’ chaotic history. Their findings suggest that Mars likely received water from at least two vastly different sources early in its history.
In response to a shortage of masks, researchers is working to design, 3D print and test masks for health care workers. Pictured is a mask prototype, fitted on a mannequin.
March 27, 2020
In response to a shortage of personal protective equipment for health care workers, a group of UArizona researchers is working to design, 3D print and test masks for Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.
Phrases made common amid the COVID-19 pandemic – such as "self-quarantine," "self-isolation" and "shelter-in-place" – have disparate interpretations. Some hear them and feel the need to hide out at home, while others think it's time to throw a party. (Graphic: Eddie Canto/Research, Innovation & Impact)
March 26, 2020
From podiums and podcasts to Tweets and TikTok videos, everyone is talking about COVID-19, but not everyone is using the same words to mean the same things.
A group of researchers in the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences has turned to making hand sanitizer for health care workers.
March 26, 2020
Researchers in the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences are following WHO guidelines to produce hand sanitizer in the lab.
A Mexican leaf frog, photographed near Alamos, Mexico. Both plant and animal species in the tropics, like this frog, were found to occur over a narrower range of temperatures than temperate species, which may make tropical species much more vulnerable to climate change. (Photo: John J. Wiens)
March 24, 2020
A new study reveals that plants and animals are remarkably similar in their responses to changing environmental conditions across the globe, which may help explain how they are distributed today and how they will respond to climate change in the future.
Working from a formula provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, university scientists produced 1,600 specimen collection kits this weekend.
March 23, 2020
University researchers are working to give public health authorities the ability to test widely for COVID-19 by producing more specimen collection kits.
The north wall and room block of Pueblo Bonito, the largest of the great houses in Chaco Canyon. Pueblo Bonito is considered widely as the center of the Chaco world. (Photo: Thomas Swetnam)
March 16, 2020
A symbol of life, ancient sundial or firewood? Tree-ring scientists studied a log unearthed almost a century ago and found it may have more mundane origins than previously thought.
An endowed chair in integrated pest management will honor John Palumbo, a cooperative extension specialist at the Yuma Agricultural Center, and his contributions to the Yuma community. (Photo by Carol Miller)
March 12, 2020
Integrated pest management supports growers and increases farm profitability, while reducing human health risks and protecting natural resources. The endowed chair will honor John Palumbo, a cooperative extension specialist at the Yuma Agriculture Center, and his contributions to the Yuma community.

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