Science

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.
The Jason series of U.S./European satellites can measure the height of the ocean surface. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Aug. 18, 2016
A UA-led research team figured out that sea level changes in the Pacific Ocean can be used to estimate future global average surface temperatures. Scientists had not previously connected Pacific sea level with changes in the globe’s temperatures.
Often, great inventions start in ideas noted in University researchers' lab notebooks. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Aug. 2, 2016
Tech Launch Arizona has completed its third full year of operation, surpassing all of its established performance metrics. For fiscal 2016, the UA's commercialization arm reported 250 invention disclosures, 278 patents filed and 14 startup companies. Tech Parks Arizona also had a banner year.
A sub-alpine forest in Colorado. Forests in the southwestern U.S. are expected to be among the hardest hit, according to the projections resulting from the study. (Photo: Sydne Record)
July 20, 2016
A UA-led study combined projections of future climate with tree-ring records, suggesting that forests increasingly are aching under the burden of climate change.
As adults, tarantula wasps dine on nectar-laden flowers. As larvae, they are of much darker culinary preference. (Photo courtesy of Joshua Tree National Park)
June 27, 2016
In an excerpt from his recent book, "The Sting of the Wild," UA entomologist Justin Schmidt tells the fascinating story of the tarantula wasp. (That's an ant on his nose, by the way.)
Joel Cuello (left) with a potato farm operator in Ha'il, Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Ronnie DeGuzman)
June 21, 2016
The University is helping village farmers to improve economic profitability and environmental sustainability in the Arab state. Turki Faisal Al-Rasheed, a graduate of the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is leading the effort along with Joel Cuello and Kevin Fitzsimmons.
Two pieces of azurite were serendipitously reunited at the UA Mineral Museum. (Photo: Bob Demers/UA News)
June 15, 2016
Two pieces of Bisbee-born azurite — one of which traveled the world more than 100 years ago — met again by chance, thanks to the eagle eye of a student worker. Here's the fascinating story of how it happened.
A researcher prepares to deploy a robotic float into the Southern Ocean, the water body surrounding Antarctica. The floats are lowered over the side of the vessel on a rope and slide off the rope once in the water. (Photo: Hannah Zanowski)
June 8, 2016
With the help of the UA-led national data management project CyVerse, three agencies are funding a study of the Earth's climate with robotic floats and supercomputers.
Ben Wu is a May UA graduate with degrees in mathematics and chemical engineering.
June 6, 2016
Ben Wu has been chosen as one of only three undergraduate speakers for the Beckman Symposium in August, which will be attended by researchers from around the world.

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