Science and Technology

Shannon Smith (left) and Alyssa Guido (Photo: Robin Tricoles/UANews)
Nov. 27, 2017
The Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Infectious Diseases have succeeded in making HIV screening a routine part of emergency department culture.
A UA-led research team is developing a broadband network in Harlem for free, public use.
Nov. 27, 2017
A research team led by the UA's Dan Kilper and Bryan Carter is working with community stakeholders to make the Manhattan neighborhood of Harlem a place where computing is inexpensive, fast and secure for all residents — and not just the tech-savvy and well-to-do.
This 2011 view near the top of the southern rim of Tivat Crater comes from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. It shows the
inner slope of a crater on southern Mars with several of the seasonal dark streaks called "recurrent slope lineae," or RSL. A November report interprets those as granular flows, rather than darkening due to flowing water. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA/USGS)
Nov. 21, 2017
Seasonal dark streaks on Mars have been described as possible signs of flowing water, but a new study shows they are a better fit to dry flow processes.
Kimberly Andrews Espy (Photo: John de Dios/UANews)
Nov. 20, 2017
Kimberly Andrews Espy, the UA's senior vice president for research, is among those who will be honored by the scientific society at an induction ceremony in February.
Tucson Water hydrologist Dick Thompson, a UA alumnus (2005), talks to a UA hydrology class about groundwater recharge. Tucson Water uses the pond in the background to recharge the groundwater with Central Arizona Project water. (Photo: Martha Whitaker/UA Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences)
Nov. 16, 2017
As the climate warms, the dry southern regions of the Western U.S. will have less groundwater recharge and the northern regions will have more, a UA-led team reports.
A close-up of a long-horned beetle nicknamed "Darth Beetle" (Photo: John Sartin)
Nov. 13, 2017
A film by the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ documentary team featuring top entomologists is producing a buzz about insects, stings and the science behind them.
A wildfire decimates everything in its path, damaging and destroying structures, ruining the local ecology and often resulting in the loss of human lives. A lightning strike started the Fuller Fire, which was located on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and consumed 14,541 acres in 2016. (Photo: U.S. Forest Service)
Nov. 13, 2017
As legislators and ecologists wrestle with solutions to prevent wildfires, help is coming from the building industry. Aletheia Ida believes sustainable practices can play a role.
Henk Granzier: "Biologists have always wondered what makes (muscles) so precisely structured."
Nov. 13, 2017
UA scientists say the protein acts as a molecular ruler, determining the length of muscle fibers and influencing the strength of the muscles that make our hearts beat and bodies move.
Six of the students in the inaugural Animal and Biomedical Industries master's degree program (from left): Alex Travis, Santana Nez, Alyssa Pires, Sarah Lindquist, Elizabeth Carranza and Christina Agosto. (Photo: Susan McGinley)
Nov. 6, 2017
The new program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences provides a strong foundation in science while building high-demand skills in commerce, marketing and management.