TLA Initiative Brings Tech Dollars to Arizona

By looking to a successful small business called SenesTech, Tech Launch Arizona dreams up new ways to win funding for innovative technologies.

How Wind Sculpted the Earth’s Largest Dust Deposit

UA geoscientists are the first to determine how China’s Loess Plateau, a dust deposit the size of the state of Arizona, came to be. They say wind erosion is key in shaping landscapes.

UA Part of National Team Picked to Lead Flexible Electronics Research

The FlexTech Alliance, of which the UA is a part, has been awarded $75 million to further flexible hybrid electronics research, which has the potential to reshape multiple industries from health care to engineering.

UA Aids Myanmar's Seafood Industry

With more than $1.7 million in grant funding, an international UA-led partnership is working to develop an aquaculture industry to push Myanmar back into the global economy.

Building Curiosity Into Technology

Endowing a machine with the ability to explore on its own instead of merely executing pre-programmed commands is the vision of UA engineering professor Wolfgang Fink.

Terraced Craters: Windows Into Mars' Icy Past

Researchers combined data from two powerful instruments aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to explain why a crater on Mars' face is terraced and not bowl shaped, like most craters its size.

UA to Partner With Uber on Research

Collaboration with the transportation company on mapping test vehicles "will have great benefit for this state," UA President Ann Weaver Hart says, citing the impressive track record of the College of Optical Sciences.

Plasma Research Could Make Flight Safer

Plasma has generated excitement among researchers for its effects on air flow and its potential for building more efficient flying machines, and now the UA's Jesse Little is putting it to the test.

UA iSchool Project to Test Artificial Intelligence

The MUSICA project will explore whether information systems, such as computers, are capable of collaboration with humans — and jazz music will be the vehicle for testing.

Printing the Future of Engineering

Thanks to 3-D printing, there's a revolution in the ways that engineers think about and make highly complicated devices, with applications ranging from wireless communication to air traffic control to earthquake-proof buildings.