Science and Technology

Calley Eads inspects a sample in the vacuum chamber to get it ready for measurement. (Photo: Kyle Mittan/UANews)
Jan. 29, 2018
For the first time, scientists have tracked electrons moving through exotic materials that may make up the next generation of computing hardware, revealing intriguing properties.
Robert Fleischman and members of his research team stand dwarfed by a test structure built on the shake table at UC San Diego's Englekirk Structural Engineering Center.​​
Jan. 26, 2018
UA engineers are taking a sideways approach to shoring up buildings' seismic safety. Steel collectors are responsible for horizontally transferring earthquake forces.
Palash Gangopadhyay, formerly a research professor at the UA College of Optical Sciences, is now full-time chief technology officer at Urbix. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Jan. 25, 2018
Urbix Resources has licensed a portfolio of lithium-ion battery and related materials technologies invented at the UA. Urbix co-founder Adam Small graduated from the Eller College of Management.
2016 was the third year in succession to set a new record for global average surface temperatures. (Image: NASA)
Jan. 24, 2018
The record surge in global surface temperatures boosted the total warming since the start of the last century by more than 25 percent in just three years, UA scientists found.
UA President Robert C. Robbins addresses the Centennial Hall audience before the start of Monday night's science lecture. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Jan. 22, 2018
The UA president's focus on the convergence of the physical, digital and biological worlds will be addressed by "Humans, Data and Machines," which launched Monday night with a lecture on algorithms and artificial intelligence by UA professor Stephen Kobourov.
Top row (from left): Austin Rutherford, El’gin Avila. Middle row: Bharati Neelamraju, Sophia Borgias. Bottom row: Yiyi Huang, Nupur Joshi, Hannah Hindley. Not pictured: Adam Chmurzynski Valerie Madera-Garcia, Rachel Murray, Lorah Patterson and Norma Villagómez-Márquez. (Photo: Mari Cleven/UA Research, Discovery & Innovation)
Jan. 19, 2018
The cohort focuses on water, health, climate and other issues related to the environment and social justice to improve the quality of life for people in Arizona and around the world.
At this pit on Mars, the steep slope at the northern edge (toward the top of the image) exposes a cross section of a thick sheet of underground water ice. The image is from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, with an enhanced-color central swath between grayscale on each side. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA/USGS)
Jan. 12, 2018
Revealed by the UA-led HiRISE camera, sheets of water ice beneath the surface on Mars hold clues to the planet's climate history — and might yield drinking water for future astronauts.
Valerie Trouet takes a pencil-thin core from an old Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) growing on Mount Olympus in Greece. (Photo: Greg King © 2010)
Jan. 12, 2018
By using tree rings, a UA-led team developed the first reconstruction of historical changes in the North Atlantic jet stream prior to the 20th century — back to 1725.
Jan. 12, 2018
The annual lecture series, which kicks off on Jan. 22, will examine the scientific, technological, legal and personal impact of revolutionary change in the way we live and work.