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Tech Park Celebrates Solar Zone Milestone

Facility that occupies 165 acres of land at the UA Tech Park in southeastern Tucson had 10 participants in its first phase.

A Little Halloween Love for Bats

Yes, they have an image problem, but give them credit for saving cotton farmers millions of dollars in crop damage and insecticide costs. However, their role in pest control is changing, a UA scientist says.

Research Uses DNA to Study Key Events in Plant Evolution

An international research collaboration involving UA scientists and cyberinfrastructure provided by the iPlant Collaborative, based in part at the UA, has used DNA to look back in time at important turning points in plant evolution.

Little Big Discovery: Microbe Seen as Key to Climate Change

Global warming is supported by the tiniest of details in the soil of northern Sweden, a UA-led international team of researchers finds. And that has implications for the future.

New Radio Telescope Ready to Probe

The UA is the only university in the continental U.S. with one, and the state-of-the-art system has received first "light."

Ebola Not Just a Matter for Medicine

Engineers also bring considerable expertise to the detection and prevention of infectious diseases, UA faculty members say.

A Wildcat Amid the Wild's Big Cats

UA graduate student Thandiwe Mweetwa studies lions in her native Zambia, hoping to preserve their dwindling numbers.

UA Breaks Ground on Downtown Phoenix Project

New facility will follow the Health Sciences Education Building, which opened in 2012 and houses health education for both the UA and Northern Arizona University.

Comet's Close Encounter 'One in a Million'

UA scientists will be riveted by the comet Siding Spring when it passes Mars on Oct. 19. But capturing an image will be "like trying to photograph a speeding bullet while riding a roller coaster."

4-H Students Have a Blastoff With UA-Designed Experiment

"Rockets to the Rescue," a hands-on challenge for 4-H National Youth Science Day, brought out the budding scientists and engineers.

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