Science and Technology

An adult two-tailed swallowtail butterfly in Texas. Nearly 900 observers have uploaded more than 1,300 images of this species of butterfly to iNaturalist. (Photo: iNaturalist user Nancy Norman)
Sept. 27, 2018
In a cross-country collaborative class, a UA professor and a data science specialist help arm students for biology’s big data revolution by incorporating coding into the scientific method.
Benjamin Renquist, inventor of a new animal growth assay, in his lab at the UA Agricultural Center.  (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Sept. 27, 2018
How can farmers of aquatic animals quickly and efficiently select the top producing stocks for breeding? Benjamin Renquist has invented a new assay that answers this question, offering an easy-to-use assay that has been licensed to startup GenetiRate.
Armin Sorooshian will lead the Aerosol Cloud Meteorology Interactions over the Western Atlantic Experiment to identify how aerosol particles change cloud properties in ways that affect Earth's climate system. The investigation will focus on marine boundary layer clouds over the western North Atlantic Ocean. (Photo: Armin Sorooshian)
Sept. 26, 2018
UA professor Armin Sorooshian will continue his research into tiny particles with huge impacts on climate, air quality and human health as one of five NASA Earth Venture investigations.
Sept. 25, 2018
The National Science Foundation has renewed its funding for CyVerse – a UA-led project providing computational infrastructure for data science – through 2023.
Species traits such as flower color are one of the essential biodiversity variables that can be used to assess biodiversity change through time.  (Photo: Peggy Greb, USDA Agricultural Research Service)
Sept. 17, 2018
Management of global biodiversity requires up-to-date, reliable and comparable biodiversity data, and essential biodiversity variables such as species traits are way to monitor the global state of biodiversity.
Ceres is a dwarf planet that orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter. In this image, Ahuna Mons can be seen in the bottom right of Ceres's profile. (Photo: NASA/JPL/Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)
Sept. 14, 2018
In a new study by UA planetary scientists, observations prove that ice volcanoes on the dwarf planet Ceres generate enough material to fill one movie theater each year.
Jeffrey Bristol (left) and his mother, Hermelinda Bristol, at their home in Tucson, Arizona
Sept. 12, 2018
After suffering an aneurysm that left him in a wheelchair 19 years ago, Jeffrey Bristol is getting some assistance in retraining his brain and muscles to walk.
ALMA imaged the outflow, or "wind," from a galaxy seen when the universe was only one billion years old. The ALMA image (circle call out) shows the location of hydroxyl (OH) molecules. The background star field (Blanco Telescope Dark Energy Survey) shows the location of the galaxy. The circular, double-lobe shape of the distant galaxy is due to the distortion caused by the cosmic magnifying effect of an intervening galaxy. (Image: ALMA [ESO/NAOJ/NRAO], Spilker; NRAO/AUI/NSF, S. Dagnello; AURA/NSF)
Sept. 10, 2018
Astronomers have detected the most-distant galactic "wind" of molecules ever observed, seen when the universe was only one billion years old.
Monsoon rainstorms bring moisture from the tropics to the arid lands of the Desert Southwest, supporting a landscape that is much more biodiverse than most other deserts in the world. (Photo: Deborah Lee Soltez)
Aug. 31, 2018
UA researchers accessed untapped clues about monsoon activity in the Sonoran desert during the last ice age to help predict how regional climates may respond to future conditions.

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