Science and Technology

An unusual iceberg at Rothera Research Station, Antarctic Peninsula (Photo: Andrew Shepherd, University of Leeds)
June 13, 2018
An international scientific team that includes UA geoscientist Christopher Harig reports that a sharp uptick in the loss of Antarctic ice since 2012 is contributing to rising seas.
Last July — one of the wettest months on record in Tucson — produced more than six inches of rain. That included one spell in which the city received two inches in less than a week. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
June 13, 2018
Our stormy season officially starts on Friday, and the forecast is for above-average rainfall and warmer-than-average temperatures. The storms provide up to half of Tucson's annual rainfall.
Co-inventors Dr. Charles Hennemeyer (left) and Dr. Michael Larson (center) discuss design ideas with D3S CEO Nick Lim. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
June 12, 2018
Inventors at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson are working with Tech Launch Arizona on a next-generation instrument.
Our Milky Way's largest neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy, spans about 220,000 light-years across. Two of its dwarf satellite galaxies, Messier 110 (bottom left) and Messier 32 (above Andromeda's central bulge), are visible as bright white spots in this image taken by UA astrophotographer Adam Block.
June 6, 2018
Pinning down the mass of a galaxy may seem like an esoteric undertaking, but UA scientists think it holds the key to unraveling the nature of dark matter and the fabric of our cosmos.
Artist's concept of a near-Earth object. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
June 6, 2018
The asteroid that blew up in the sky on June 2 was discovered by the UA-led Catalina Sky Survey using a telescope that helped discover about half of all known near-Earth objects.
Taite Nazifi explores the natural beauty of Costa Rica while conducting research for the Justice 360 web application.
June 5, 2018
UA junior Taite Nazifi is gathering ideas for a web application to support river conservation efforts. But his time in the remote village of Longo Mai is about so much more. "I can't even begin to explain what kind of amazing impact this has made in my life," he says.
Workers install solar panels to capture renewable energy.
June 4, 2018
Continuing the UA’s tradition of leadership on climate, three scientists have been selected to help craft the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
UA undergraduate Adriana Mitchell will travel to Japan this summer to work on Hayabusa2, an asteroid sample return mission that is a sister project to the UA-led OSIRIS-REx mission.
May 31, 2018
Goldwater Scholarship winner Adriana Mitchell of the UA will assist the Japanese on the Hayabusa2 project, an asteroid sample return mission similar to the OSIRIS-REx mission.
Minying Cai (left) and Victor Hruby (right) invented the peptides for novel skin cancer prevention. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
May 31, 2018
Melanin represents the body's natural defense against cancer-causing UV rays. The UA has licensed two melanin-producing peptides to startup MCR Therapeutics.