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UA's Angel Named as Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

The Regents' Professor of Astronomy and Optical Sciences founded what is today the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab, where he has pushed the frontiers of large mirror making.

UA Project Tackles Challenge of Making Safer Melons

With funding from the Department of Agriculture, researchers will develop new disinfectants, grow new breeds of melons, and educate farmers, retailers and consumers on safe practices.

When Lemur Families Cuddle, They Share Important Gut Bacteria

When members of red-bellied lemur families huddle and groom one another, they could be sending important clues on how social behaviors impact their health — and ours.

How Aircraft Are Informing the Work on Self-Driving Cars

Researchers at the UA and the Illinois Institute of Technology are developing safety measures for lidar-based navigation, looking to increase our confidence in robotic cars.

Gargantua in the Mist: A Record-Breaking Quasar

The discovery of a supermassive black hole, 800 million times the mass of the sun, has researchers puzzled. The object is the most distant quasar known to date.

Primordial Galaxies Found Swimming in Vast Ocean of Dark Matter

Astronomers have found the most massive galaxy ever seen in the early universe, and it’s about to get bigger. The researchers involved include the UA's Dan Marrone.

From Inventions to Assets: Tech Launch Arizona's Pipeline

Asset Development funding helps develop early-stage technologies and makes them more attractive for market adoption. The program is generating opportunities — and results.

Startup Licenses UA-Invented Language Processing Algorithm

UA inventor/entrepreneurs have devised an automated system to extract information from the literature and generate easily interpretable answers for users. The UA has licensed it to their startup, Lum.AI.

UA Researchers Pinpoint Pathway to Muscle Paralysis

A key player has been discovered in the molecular process that causes the communication breakdown between nerves in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

UA Students Participate in First Global Planetary Defense Exercise

An international drill led by Vishnu Reddy tests astronomers' ability to respond to a highly unlikely — but not impossible — scenario: an asteroid on course to collide with Earth.

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