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July 30, 2014
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Fumes Keep Moths from Finding Flowers, Study Discovers

New research by the University of Washington and the UA shows that background odors can interfere with pollinators’ ability to find flowers. Car and truck exhaust fumes that foul the air for humans also cause problems for pollinators. In new … Continue reading

October 4, 2013
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Flawed Diamonds: Gems for New Technology

Using ultra-fast laser pulses, a team of researchers led by UA assistant professor Vanessa Huxter has made the first detailed observation of how energy travels through diamonds containing nitrogen-vacancy centers – promising candidates for a variety of technological advances such … Continue reading

May 10, 2013
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World’s Longest-Running Plant Monitoring Program Now Digitized

Data from the research plots on Tumamoc Hill reveal changes in the Sonoran Desert and have been important to key advances in the science of ecology. Researchers at the University of Arizona’s Tumamoc Hill have digitized 106 years of growth … Continue reading

October 20, 2012
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How Galaxies Grow Up

A study of 544 star-forming galaxies shows that disk galaxies like our own Milky Way reached their current state as orderly rotating pinwheels much later than previously thought, long after much of the universe’s star formation had ceased. Galaxies are … Continue reading

June 8, 2012
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A Prime Seat to a Once-in-a-Lifetime Spectacle

Hosted by world-renowned astrophotographer Adam Block at the UA’s Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, a group of sky and astronomy enthusiasts watched Venus cross the sun from the highest vantage point in Southern Arizona. On Nov. 24, 1639, in the tiny village … Continue reading

April 22, 2012
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Scanning the Brain for Impending Error

UA computer science doctoral student Federico Cirett is using new technology to predict, in advance, when people will make a mistake. He’s been testing subjects taking the SAT exam in math. Our bodies and brains tend to give us good … Continue reading

March 4, 2012
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Sailing in a Sea of Microbes

Researchers led by Matt Sullivan at the UA are among the first to dive into the world of viruses drifting through the world’s oceans. Surrounded by the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean stretching from horizon to horizon, a lonely … Continue reading

October 6, 2011
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UA Alumnus Wins Nobel Prize

*Brian P. Schmidt, who graduated from the UA in 1989 with a double major in astronomy and physics, shares this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics with two colleagues for a discovery that has rocked our understanding of the cosmos: The … Continue reading