Science and Technology

Tye Sheridan in “Ready Player One,” Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the best-selling novel (Photo: Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros.)
May 8, 2018
Researcher Bryan Carter, director of the Center for Digital Humanities, sees an opportunity for the UA to lead in technology and content development of virtual worlds.
(Image: Vadim Sadovski/Shutterstock)
May 8, 2018
Space is more congested, contested and dangerous than ever, and UA researchers are using $6.65 million in new funding to make it more secure for the nation's satellites.
Shane Burgess (left) is the first holder of the Charles-Sander Endowed Dean's Chair at the UA, made possible by a gift from College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus Robert F. Charles Jr. (right) and Charles' wife, Julia. (Photo: Molly Condit)
May 7, 2018
The Charles-Sander Dean's Chair will serve as a perpetual fund to attract and retain outstanding deans and was made possible by a gift from alumnus Robert F. Charles Jr. and his wife.
The Painted Lady butterfly spends only the winter in Arizona. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
May 4, 2018
A new project involving the UA's Katy Prudic enlists outdoors enthusiasts to provide scientists and land managers with data on pollinators across the West. With UANews video.
From left: Daniel Medrano, Madison Elizabeth Cooper, Jarod C. Weber, Dani McEachern and Gabriella Romano celebrate winning the Raytheon Award for Best Overall Design at the College of Engineering's 2018 Design Day.
May 2, 2018
A laser-guided device to simplify ankle replacement surgery took the top prize, worth $5,000, at Monday's annual College of Engineering capstone event. "This is the best day of the year," said Larry Head, the college's acting dean. With UANews 360-degree video and interviews of students.
Left to right: Christopher Hulme, graduate assistant Chris Foley, and Travis Dunkley. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
April 25, 2018
An Arizona startup is hoping its unique compounds will lead to treatments to halt or slow the progression of a devastating neurodegenerative disease that affects nearly 6 million Americans.
Members of the Terrestrial Exploration project work on their aerial photography vehicle, which blends the vertical takeoff capabilities of a drone with the smooth sailing and endurance of a plane.
April 24, 2018
Nearly 600 engineering students will display a search and rescue drone, a device to monitor swelling and more than 100 other projects with the potential to save lives, time and money.
This image of Mercury was created using infrared, red and violet filters that capture wavelengths both visible and invisible to the human eye; the colors shown here are only slightly different from what the human eye would see. (Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University APL/Carnegie Institute of Washington)
April 24, 2018
Michael Sori, a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona, used careful mathematical calculations to determine the density of Mercury’s crust, which is thinner than anyone thought.
Co-inventor Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee with a prototype of the new endoscopic probe (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
April 20, 2018
Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee and Rongguang “Ron” Liang have invented a dual-view probe for medical endoscopy. Their startup, Omniscient, is working to bring the technology to the public.