Science and Technology

Microscopic plant remains, called phytoliths, from grasses, sedges, palms, forbs, and trees that lived near Lake Malawi in East Africa about 74,000 years ago (Photo: Chad L. Yost, UA Department of Geosciences)
Feb. 6, 2018
The Toba supereruption on Sumatra 74,000 years ago did not trigger major environmental disruption that caused human populations in East Africa to decline, UA geoscientists say.
Microsoft's chief digital officer, Kurt DelBene (right), and College of Engineering Dean Jeff Goldberg discuss executive leadership with the audience at the inaugural talk in the College of Engineering speaker series, "Lessons in Engineering Leadership."
Feb. 6, 2018
UA alumnus Kurt DelBene's secrets to successful leadership include staying "deep in the weeds" of engineering while always operating from a business perspective.
Nirav Merchant, director of the UA's Data Science Institute, presented the third lecture in the College of Science series on "Humans, Data and Machines." (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Feb. 6, 2018
It's still a long way to get from data to wisdom, said Nirav Merchant, director of the UA's Data Science Institute, in his lecture on "Working Alongside Thinking Machines."
A sample of the Michigan meteorite recovered by citizen scientists using maps produced by UA assistant professor Vishnu Reddy’s Doppler radar technique (Photo: Vishnu Reddy)
Feb. 6, 2018
UA professor Vishnu Reddy is leading a NASA-funded project to find freshly fallen meteorites, using radar data and computer models to locate them within hours of their landing.
UA engineering freshmen make water purifiers bound for Puerto Rico residents.
Feb. 2, 2018
With a hand from Salt River Project, freshmen built simple water purification devices, called WAPIs, that were distributed to Puerto Rico residents recovering from Hurricane Maria.
Computer scientist Mihai Surdeanu speaks at the College of Science lecture series in Centennial Hall. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Jan. 30, 2018
The UA's Mihai Surdeanu touches on the differences between artificial intelligence and the human mind — and where artificial intelligence is headed next.
Calley Eads inspects a sample in the vacuum chamber to get it ready for measurement. (Photo: Kyle Mittan/UANews)
Jan. 29, 2018
For the first time, scientists have tracked electrons moving through exotic materials that may make up the next generation of computing hardware, revealing intriguing properties.
Robert Fleischman and members of his research team stand dwarfed by a test structure built on the shake table at UC San Diego's Englekirk Structural Engineering Center.​​
Jan. 26, 2018
UA engineers are taking a sideways approach to shoring up buildings' seismic safety. Steel collectors are responsible for horizontally transferring earthquake forces.
Palash Gangopadhyay, formerly a research professor at the UA College of Optical Sciences, is now full-time chief technology officer at Urbix. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Jan. 25, 2018
Urbix Resources has licensed a portfolio of lithium-ion battery and related materials technologies invented at the UA. Urbix co-founder Adam Small graduated from the Eller College of Management.