Science and Technology

The UA's Larry Head has led the development of infrastructure for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, which is expected to be on U.S. roads in about six years. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
March 14, 2018
A wealth of connected-vehicle research by professor Larry Head is helping to determine how people will move about in the cities of tomorrow. With UANews video. The series Fast Forward is examining the UA's role in the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.
Kevin Anchukaitis (plaid shirt) and Oyunsanaa Byambasuren take cross-sections of dead trees on Mongolia’s Uurgat lava field. The researchers used tree rings to create a record of Mongolia’s droughts stretching 2,060 years into the past. (Photo: Neil Pederson © 2013)
March 14, 2018
The 2000-2010 drought that killed livestock and drove nomadic herders to migrate to cities was rare but not unprecedented, according to a team that included a UA dendrochronologist.
Douglas Hockstad
March 8, 2018
The current assistant vice president of TLA will succeed David Allen, who is retiring effective April 28 after a six-year tenure of reinvigorating the UA's research commercialization.
Sudha Ram, a professor of management information systems, directs the UA's INSITE, a center that focuses on harnessing the power of big data to help businesses and organizations make better-informed decisions. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
March 7, 2018
Sudha Ram's research tracks students' social interactions and daily routines via their CatCard usage — and leverages that information to make predictions about freshman retention. Fast Forward, a UANews series, is examining the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.
Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books is all about interactivity for visitors.
March 6, 2018
Attendance for the event on the UA campus, which benefits literacy programs, now exceeds 100,000, and the presenters are a who's who from literature, science and pop culture.
A faint glow from the Earth-size white dwarf star KIC08626021, located 1,375 light-years away near the Cygnus and Lyra constellations, reaches us. Its slight surface vibrations — stellar quakes — were measured with great accuracy. For the first time, these quakes reveal mysteries buried within the core of these stellar remnants. (Credit: Stéphane Charpinet/IRAP)
March 1, 2018
A small, aging telescope — the Bok Telescope on Kitt Peak — can still do mighty science, even helping astrophysicists undertake a virtual journey to the center of a dead star.
The UA's Becki Beadling (left) and Joellen Russell have been working on a $21 million collaborative project, whose goal is to understand the Southern Ocean's acidification, heat uptake, and carbon and nutrient cycling. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Feb. 28, 2018
Oceanographer Joellen Russell is collecting big data in the Southern Ocean to tell us more about the Earth and its climate. In the coming weeks, a UANews series, Fast Forward, will examine the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds. This is the first story. With UANews video.
Vincent J. Del Casino Jr., the UA's vice president of Academic Initiatives and Student Success, closed the six-week College of Science lecture series with his talk, "There Is No Such Thing as Big Data." (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Feb. 27, 2018
In the concluding talk of the College of Science series, the UA's Vincent J. Del Casino Jr. explains how big data will impact society — and how higher education can leverage it.
The Thomas Fire devastated parts of California in 2017, burning 281,893 acres, destroying 1,063 structures and damaging 280 more. (Photo: U.S. Forest Service)
Feb. 26, 2018
A UA-led study projects substantial increases in area burned across western North America, with implications for land managers and policy makers.