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UA Licenses Scholarship-Matching Software

Seven years ago, the University undertook the creation of an online service to save students time and increase their ability to find scholarships. Now that technology, Scholarship Universe, has been licensed to a Phoenix company through the assistance of Tech Launch Arizona.

Organic Semiconductor Research Could Boost Electronics

A team of UA researchers in engineering and chemistry, with two women as principal investigators, has received a three-year, $590,000 NSF award.

Skimming the Clouds of Jupiter

For decades, William Hubbard, a UA planetary sciences professor, has worked on getting a spacecraft to Jupiter, closer than any have gone before. When NASA's Juno probe fired its main engines to brake while hurtling toward the biggest and baddest planet in our solar system, it marked the beginning of a journey of discovery for Hubbard and his colleagues who can't wait to unlock Jupiter's secrets.

Readying for Takeoff: OSIRIS-REx Craft Is Being Put to the Test

The UA-led mission's spacecraft, the first in the U.S. designed to return a piece of an asteroid to Earth, is now seven weeks from its scheduled launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Study: North American Forests Aren't Saviors From Climate Change

A UA-led study combined projections of future climate with tree-ring records, suggesting that forests increasingly are aching under the burden of climate change.

At UA, Weather Forecasting Is Up in the Air

A twice-daily balloon launch is part of the gathering of information at the National Weather Service's offices on campus. Two meteorologists provide a look behind the scenes at how their work is done. With UANews video.

UA-Led Team Confirms 100-Plus Exoplanets Via Kepler Mission

It's the largest haul of confirmed planets since NASA's Kepler Space Telescope switched from staring into one patch of sky to detecting planets along a much larger portion of the Milky Way.

Quarter Century of Data Fuels UA Startup Software

The UA has licensed a commodity price-risk management web application to Tucson startup company HedgeSmart LLC created by Roger Dahlgran, an associate professor of agricultural and resource economics.

UA Part of 'A-Team' to Reduce Climate Change Extinctions

An international team of researchers is enlisting supercomputing to better predict where plants and animals might end up under the effects of climate change.

Newly Discovered Planet Has Three Suns

A first-year Ph.D. student in the UA's Department of Astronomy has discovered a planet in a unique position amid three stars. This strange world is believed to be about 16 million years old, making the exoplanet one of the youngest discovered to date.

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