Science and Technology

The sometimes disgusting viceroy butterfly, Limenitus archippus. (Photo: Jeff Oliver)
Feb. 18, 2019
UA entomologist Katy Prudic led a 15-year study that found that, when living apart from the unsavory bug it mimics, the viceroy butterfly becomes yucky, making biologists rethink old theories about animal mimicry.
A new study in Geophysical Research Letters argues there needs to be an underground source of heat for liquid water to exist underneath the Martian southern polar ice cap. (Image: NASA)
Feb. 14, 2019
A new study conducted by UA planetary scientists suggests volcanoes may have been recently boiling deep below the surface of the Red Planet.
What lidar sees: the canopy structure of the rainforest, as seen from the ground. (Photo: Marielle Smith)
Feb. 13, 2019
A team of ecologists used lidar technology to scan the leaf canopy of an Amazon forest and found that trees responded to drought in some surprising ways.
John Cocke (Photo courtesy of Nathaniel Johnston/
Feb. 8, 2019
In 1969, UA scientists were the first to detect the optical flash from a pulsar — a stellar corpse thought to pack at least one-and-a-half times the mass of our sun into a neutron star.
Melt ponds on the Greenland ice sheet (Photo: NASA/OIB/John Sonntag)
Jan. 28, 2019
The ice fields of southwest Greenland are becoming sensitive to the North Atlantic Oscillation and will become a major contributor to sea level rise as global warming progresses.
"I didn't realize until I moved to England what a desert rat I have become," says astronomy professor Robert C. Kennicutt Jr. (Photo courtesy of Texas A&M University College of Science)
Jan. 28, 2019
The awards keep coming for Robert C. Kennicutt Jr., who was recently honored by both the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Astronomical Society.
UAVenture Capital co-founder Fletcher McCusker (left) speaks at the 2018 Tech Launch Arizona I-Squared Awards, where he was honored with the award for Ecosystem Impact. At left is TLA Assistant Vice President Doug Hockstad. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Jan. 25, 2019
UAVenture Capital has launched a second venture capital fund designed specifically to help finance the commercialization of emerging and disruptive technologies formulated by UA researchers, faculty and students.
Conceptual artwork of a pair of entangled quantum particles interacting. (Photo: Mark Garlick/Science Photo Library)
Jan. 25, 2019
UA researchers are building a quantum hub known as Inquire, which will be the world's first shared research and training instrument to help researchers in diverse fields benefit from quantum resources.
Astronauts at the International Space Station participated in a study to determine long-term spaceflight's effect on the immune system. (Photo: NASA/CC BY-NC 2.0)
Jan. 24, 2019
Astronauts who embarked on spaceflights lasting longer than six months experienced a decrease in the functionality of NK cells, which play an important role of the immune system by killing cancerous cells and preventing viruses from reactivating.