Research

The green circles in this satellite image of southwestern Kansas are crops being watered by central pivot irrigation, which draws water from a well in the center of each field. Some of the water is groundwater from deep under the Great Plains states. (Credit: NASA)
June 19, 2019
A new study led by a UA hydrologist is the first to examine the impact of large-scale groundwater pumping that began in the U.S. in the 1950s on surface waters.
June 18, 2019
In a new paper, UA psychologist Lee Ryan and her collaborators propose a precision aging model designed to help researchers better understand and treat age-related cognitive decline on an individual level.
Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison “Jack” Schmitt stands next to a steep-walled crater named Shorty on Dec. 13, 1972. The UA's Jessica Barnes is among the scientists selected by NASA to be granted access to previously unopened samples, including some collected during NASA's last manned mission to the moon. (Photo: NASA)
June 18, 2019
Thanks to new technological tools, moon samples collected by the Apollo astronauts a half-century ago hold answers to questions that weren't even on scientists' minds at the time.
Subtropical Storm Andrea, which formed on the evening of May 20, is this year's first named storm. The UA forecasting model predicts a total of 16 named storms this year. (Image: NOAA)
June 14, 2019
The UA Hurricane Forecast predicts there will be eight hurricanes during this year's Atlantic hurricane season, which started on June 1.
An environmentally safe biocompatible polymer blend that can be mixed with water and applied with existing equipment provides a new option for dust control.
June 13, 2019
Using technology developed at the UA, startup Clean Earth Tech plans to provide a novel solution to a common problem in arid climates – air pollution caused by dry air and blowing dust.
June 5, 2019
A UA-led team of engineers and scientists are researching new methods, including "magic" microbes and chemical processes, to remove insensitive high explosives from soil and water.
"My research explores new ways to take advantage of the cache's positive qualities while mitigating its negative qualities," said UA electrical and computer engineering professor Tosiron Adegbija.
June 4, 2019
A UA professor hopes to drastically reduce energy consumption in devices such as mobile phones and tablets through the use of STTRAM, an alternative to static RAM in computer caches.
June 3, 2019
A bad night's sleep may result in a spike in blood pressure, offering a possible explanation for why sleep problems have been shown to increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death from cardiovascular disease.
May 28, 2019
Are some flavors of vape liquid more harmful than others? One UA scientist says yes, based on the results of a novel research project focused on endothelial cells.

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