Science and Technology

Jason Keatseangsilp (left) is part of a team of six UA seniors that built an unpowered exoskeleton for Jeffrey Bristol (second from left), a UA junior in accounting who has cerebral palsy. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
April 25, 2017
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.
First, do no harm: For a new gene to be "born," it must have the structure of an "uber gene," to avoid its protein product from accumulating and harming the cell.
April 25, 2017
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.
You can contribute to a nationwide effort to record plant and animal life cycle stages, like flowering of the Sonoran Desert's native ocotillo. (Photo Brian F. Powell)
April 24, 2017
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.
UA researchers Laura A. Bakkensen and Riana Johnson say weather provides both benefits and harm to economic sectors in the Tucson region. To help mitigate risks, both advocate for improved information exchanges, better adaptability and a greater reliance on insurance.
April 24, 2017
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.
Charlotte Pearson organizes samples for radiocarbon dating. She says tree rings provide "a window into the past." (Photo credit: Mari Cleven)
April 24, 2017
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.
Regents' Professors exemplify the highest objectives and standards through their scholarship, research, creative activities and teaching. (Photo credit: Paul O'Mara)
April 19, 2017
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.
Rajesh Khanna, an associate professor in the UA Department of Pharmacology, delivers his pitch for Regulonix and the small molecule inhibitors for chronic pain the company is working to bring to market. (Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
April 19, 2017
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.
"My experience at the UA gave me the confidence to effect change as one individual through being open and honest about my passions and seeking community support," says Shiana Ferng.
April 18, 2017
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.
What our Milky Way might look like to alien astronomers: This image of NGC 2683, a spiral galaxy also known as the "UFO Galaxy" due to its shape, was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Since trying to find out what the Milky Way looks like is a bit like trying to picture an unfamiliar house while being confined to a room inside, studies like this one help us gain a better idea of our cosmic home. (Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA)
April 18, 2017
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.

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