Science and Technology

Co-inventor Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee with a prototype of the new endoscopic probe (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
April 20, 2018
Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee and Rongguang “Ron” Liang have invented a dual-view probe for medical endoscopy. Their startup, Omniscient, is working to bring the technology to the public.
April 20, 2018
Can desert cities such as Tucson and Phoenix sustain us, in light of their scarce water supplies, sweltering climate and rising population? UA experts Sharon Megdal (water), Ladd Keith (heat) and Christopher Domin (architecture) have reason for optimism. With video.
Assistant professor Mike Barker (right) and graduate student Zheng Li review data from their bioinformatic search.
April 19, 2018
According to a team led by Michael S. Barker, the duplication of whole genomes has occurred many times during the evolution of insects, the most diverse group of animals.
(Composite image: Bob Demers/UANews)
April 18, 2018
A young cyber operations program, based on the UA South campus but fully online, provides students with uncommon hands-on training for a wealth of career opportunities. With UANews video. This is the final installment in the eight-part series Fast Forward, which has examined the UA's role in the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.
April 18, 2018
The TEALS program, which operates in nearly 350 U.S. high schools, will grow to reach more students in Tucson and southern Arizona in the 2018-2019 academic year.
The lesser long-nosed bat is an important pollinator of cactuses in the Southwest. (Courtesy of Bruce D. Taubert/Bat Conservation International)
April 18, 2018
Once endangered, the bat has been delisted and is now flourishing. Efforts such as Flowers for Bats will ensure the bat continues to thrive in the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
A flame skimmer dragonfly flits around Quitobaquito Springs in Arizona. (Image: Benjamin Wilder)
April 12, 2018
More than 150 scientists, students and volunteers participated in a "Border BioBlitz" that highlighted the diversity of the area through which the U.S.-Mexico border runs.
Catherine Brooks is associate director of the UA School of Information, which brings together faculty and students focused on various areas of information science, including virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
April 11, 2018
In a technology universe where there are more questions than answers, UA researchers are calling for a collective approach toward the thorny issues of data privacy, algorithmic discrimination and the spread of "fake news" online. The series Fast Forward is examining the UA's role in the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.
A person with primary progressive aphasia activates part of the right-hand side of their brain (shown in blue) to decipher a sentence, whereas the normal person (left-hand image) does not. (Image: Aneta Kielar/University of Arizona)
April 11, 2018
People with a rare neurodegenerative disease called primary progressive aphasia may recruit intact brain areas for help with language, according to a study led by a UA scientist.

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