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New Method for Forecasting Hurricane Season

With damages from U.S. hurricanes from 1970 to 2002 costing $57 billion — more than earthquakes and human-caused disasters combined — better seasonal predictions can help with emergency planning.

Galaxy Clusters Formed as 'Fireworks'

Observations with UA observatories in Arizona and space observatories reveal glimpses into how today’s galaxies came to be. Using one-of-a-kind instrumentation, astronomers were able to study large numbers of "mystery galaxies."

Nobel Laureates Say UA Scientists Paved Way

Longtime connections to the 2014 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine bring four of the world's leading brain researchers to campus in celebration of several milestones.

TLA Hosts Leaders in Tech Commercialization

In the evolving field of "tech transfer," the UA's Tech Launch Arizona is positioned at the intersection of entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth.

Nobel Recipients to Celebrate UA Brain Science

Pioneering scholars with long-standing ties to UA faculty members Lynn Nadel and Carol Barnes will visit campus this week to inaugurate the Center for Innovation in Brain Science.

UA-Born Traffic App Launches in Tucson

Professor's startup company is another example of innovation taken all the way to commercialization with the assistance of Tech Launch Arizona.

Why Pi? It's a History Lesson All Its Own

The irrational number, typically approximated as 3.14159, has proved itself as a captivator of the imagination and an irreplaceably practical part of everyday life.

UA Scientists Fly Kites in Hawaii to Study Mars

Clues to the mysteries of the red planet are revealed by an unconventional method of studying volcanic landscapes on the Big Island, using specially equipped kites.

New Clues from the Dawn of the Solar System

Sulfide chondrules, a new type of building blocks discovered in meteorites left over from the solar system's infancy, provide evidence for a previously unknown region in the protoplanetary disk that gave rise to the planets including Earth.

UA Research goes from Idea to Patent to Market

GlycoSurf, a startup company from the University of Arizona, has finalized an exclusive license agreement for a new chemical synthesis technology for the synthesis of environmentally-friendly surfactants - also known as biosurfactants - which are non-toxic and biodegradeable and used as "green" replacements for petroleum-based surfactants.

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