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October 23, 2013
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UA Class Analyzes Language Through Word Puzzles

Richard Ruiz, who heads the UA Department of Mexican American Studies, has turned to crossword puzzles to teach students about the implicit meaning of language. Consider this crossword puzzle clue: The capital of Massachusetts? And know that while the answer … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Tiny Planet System

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Kepler mission scientists have discovered a new planetary system that is home to the smallest planet yet found around a star similar to our sun. The planets are located in a system called Kepler-37, about 210 … Continue reading

December 4, 2012
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Student Startup Aims to Prevent Traffic Jams

Winners of the second annual Imagine Cup Grants program, part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark initiative, include student startups aiming to eliminate traffic jams and bring cheap, effective ways to diagnose childhood pneumonia. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Dec. 4, 2012 — Traffic … Continue reading

December 4, 2012
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NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples

PASADENA, Calif. – NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian soil. Water and sulfur and chlorine-containing substances, among other ingredients, … Continue reading

October 22, 2012
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UA’s Kate Kenski Tracks Election Through Talking Points, Tweets

Kate Kenski, an associate professor in the UA communication department, is studying the 2012 election using talking points, Twitter feeds and also jokes. Election season is to politics-watchers as tax season is to accountants. There are polls to follow, debates … Continue reading

April 25, 2012
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IBM Advances Big Data Analytics with Acquisition of Vivisimo

Armonk, N.Y. – 25 Apr 2012: IBM today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Vivisimo, a leading provider of federated discovery and navigation software that helps organizations access and analyze big data across the enterprise. Vivisimo is a privately held … Continue reading