Science

NOAA's newest weather satellite took these photos of Earth from 22,300 miles in January. (Courtesy of NOAA)
Feb. 7, 2017
Renowned scientists and diplomats from across the Americas will participate in an upcoming UA conference on science diplomacy and policy, advocating for science-based policies and international research collaborations.
TLA licensing manager Amy Phillips and UA professor and inventor Chris Hessenius with the new VECSEL laser (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Jan. 20, 2017
The invention is a new kind of laser that can generate spectrally tunable light and multiple wavelengths, from the ultraviolet to the far infrared regions of the spectrum.
Researchers Peter deMenocal and Jessica Tierney examine a core of marine sediments taken off the coast of West Africa. The two used that and other marine cores to figure out the Sahara’s climate 25,000 years into the past. (Photo: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
Jan. 18, 2017
A UA-led team has identified the climate pattern that generated a "Green Sahara" from 5,000 to 11,000 years ago. The region had 10 times the rainfall it does today.
Jellyfish, polyps and the like belong to a phylum called Cnidaria, one of about 30 major groups that make up the animal kingdom. (Photo: Chai Seamaker/Shutterstock)
Jan. 13, 2017
A new study by UA biologists helps explain why groups of animals differ dramatically in their number of species — and how this is related to differences in their body forms and ways of life.
Jan. 13, 2017
The popular annual series, free to the public, starts on Jan. 30 and will explore cutting-edge concepts in modern physics. Each lecture will be streamed live by Arizona Public Media.
Hector Zamora, a monitoring team member and doctoral candidate in the UA Department of Geosciences, at a site that was cleared in advance of the pulse flow. The willows pictured here germinated after the pulse flow. (Photo: Karl W. Flessa/UA Department of Geosciences)
Oct. 19, 2016
Two growing seasons after the 2014 engineered spring flood, the delta’s birds, plants and groundwater continue to benefit, according to a report by a binational, UA-led team.
Oct. 12, 2016
UA researcher Adam Buntzman is merging computer science and immunology to improve cancer diagnostics by up to 100 times the accuracy of conventional tests.
UA researcher Adam Buntzman: "If we were on a treasure hunt, where the cure to many illnesses is the buried treasure, then we’ve just drawn the first map of Treasure Island." (Photo: Roy Wageman/UA BioCommunications)
Sept. 28, 2016
Using high-performance techniques, UA researcher Adam Buntzman has led an effort to harness supercomputers to create the first map of the human immune system.
This Bosnian pine, dubbed Adonis, is the oldest known living tree in Europe. The tree is more than 1,075 years old. (Photo: Oliver Konter/University of Mainz, Germany)
Aug. 22, 2016
Researchers from the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research participated in an expedition that revealed the age of the tree, living in the highlands of Greece, as nearly 1,100 years.

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