UA Leads Project on Big Data and Black Holes

A worldwide collaboration will work on ways of processing unprecedented amounts of data in real time, with a primary goal of assisting the effort to take the first-ever pictures of a black hole. However, applications eventually could include self-driving cars, renewable energy and national defense.

First Evidence of Ocean Warming Around Galápagos Corals

A UA-led team studied the natural temperature archives stored in corals and found the ocean around the Galápagos Islands has been warming since the 1970s.

AI Presents Thorny Regulatory Questions for the Future

Artificial intelligence is here to stay, says UA law professor Jane Bambauer, adding that it's important to ask: Is an algorithm biased? Is it manipulative? Are there moral or political issues?

UA Astronomers Track Tesla Roadster in Space

After the successful test launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, the UA's Catalina Sky Survey tracked the rocket's payload to help determine the Tesla's course around the sun.

UA Senior Named 2018 Churchill Scholar

Namrah Habib is one of 16 students to receive a Churchill Scholarship, which will allow her to pursue a Master of Philosophy in Astronomy at the University of Cambridge.

Art and Science Meet on Tucson's Tumamoc Hill

A new program funded by the UA’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry is transforming the popular walking spot into a creative hub for artists and scientists.

Cocoa, Currency and a Chocolate Crisis

Cacao trees are dying at alarming rates in West Africa, a main source of cocoa for much of the world's chocolate production. UA plant scientist Judy Brown is trying to determine what makes them sick — and develop tools that will help growers fight for their livelihood. With UANews video.

Humans Help Solve Problems Computers Can't

Luis von Ahn, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University and the inventor of CAPTCHAs, was the fourth speaker in the College of Science lecture series.

First 4-H Fab Lab Opens in Arizona

What organizers call the first 4-H Fab Lab in the country, and the first fabrication laboratory in an Arizona public school, is engaging students in STEM and fulfilling the mission of UA Cooperative Extension.

UA Researchers on Winning Team in Lunar Exploration Competition

Roberto Furfaro and Vishnu Reddy make up the UA team on the Lunar Meteoroid Impacts Observer project, which seeks to investigate meteoritic impact on the far side of the moon.


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