Science and Technology

A female Bombus impatiens (bumblebee) sonicating a deadly nightshade blossom in the UA EEB greenhouse (Photo: Keith Brust/Wildtime Media)
April 4, 2018
Many agricultural crops such as blueberries, chili peppers and tomatoes rely on bees that have adapted a vibration technique to access hidden pollen, researcher Stephen Buchmann says.
Selected brain scans from a new research paper on the causes of traumatic brain injury by Kaveh Laksari of the UA Department of Biomedical Engineering
April 3, 2018
New research led by the UA's Kaveh Laksari indicates that traumatic brain injury is caused by stretching and straining of tissue well below the surface of the brain.
Icarus is visible only because it is magnified by the gravity of a massive galaxy cluster, located about 5 billion light-years from Earth (shown at left). The panels at the right show the view in 2011, without Icarus visible, compared with the star’s brightening in 2016. (Image: NASA, ESA and P. Kelly/University of Minnesota)
April 2, 2018
Visible only because it is magnified by the gravity of a massive galaxy cluster, Icarus is 9 billion light-years away from Earth, making it the farthest individual star ever seen.
An artist's impression of exo-zodiacal light viewed on an alien world (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
March 28, 2018
The HOSTS Survey is helping to determine how big future telescopes should be, which stars are candidates for harboring Earth-like planets and what the average star system looks like.
Wolfgang Fink: "Where does the human end, and the machine begin? Should robots have rights? This is what we will run into eventually." (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
March 28, 2018
A manned mission to Mars can succeed only if no vital parts of the system break beyond repair — including those that are human. Technology will need to address issues before they occur, says UA professor Wolfgang Fink. With UANews video. The series Fast Forward is examining the UA's role in the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.
Elizabeth Bowman's research looks at the symbiotic microbial relationship between plant-related fungi and their hosts.
March 26, 2018
The William A. Hanacek Endowed Memorial Scholarship funds research by Elizabeth Bowman, making it possible to balance her education with responsibilities as a wife and mother.
Vishnu Reddy (right) and Tanner Campbell stand next to the RAPTORS telescope at the UA's Kuiper Space Sciences building. They would like to mount an optical sensor system on the telescope in the future. (Photo: Mari Cleven/UA Research, Discovery & Innovation)
March 22, 2018
Astronomer Vishnu Reddy and aerospace engineering graduate student Tanner Campbell are following the path of Tiangong-1, using technology they developed in only four months.
(Photo courtesy of Drone Racing League)
March 22, 2018
A full day of activities at Biosphere 2 will conclude with a DRL event, scheduled to be televised internationally in the fall on ESPN and other sports networks.
"Research and development leads to innovations and technology. I always knew that I wanted to go into that direction, so that I can contribute to solving some important problems facing our planet," says Joel Cuello, UA professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering. (Photo: Bob Demers/UA News)
March 21, 2018
How will agriculture feed a world population approaching 10 billion? At the UA, researchers are looking up for answers, in the form of vertical farming. With UANews video. The series Fast Forward is examining the UA's role in the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.

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