The Ufree mobile application, created by UA student Stephen Ost and his collaborators, represents the next-generation of collaborative scheduling. Set to launch this summer, users will be able to submit their schedules and receive notifications when their friends are free to meet up.
Researchers at the UA's Tumamoc Hill have digitized 106 years of growth data on individual plants, making the information available for study by people all over the world. Knowing how plants respond to changing conditions over many decades provides new insights into how ecosystems behave.
With the 2015 sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's death approaching, interest in it is rising, and with new scientific tools, UA researchers have turned their attention to one of the last remaining mysteries about what reportedly was the largest traditional funeral in American history - they have determined the precise color of the president's funeral railcar.
Hundreds of MESA after-school program students from across Arizona will compete for awards in a series of engineering and design competitions at the UA. One contest asks that students design a prosthetic arm for a fictional college-bound student, an exercise indicative of the program's goals to cultivate critical thinking while demonstrating how engineering and science are "helping" professions.
The UA spin-off company Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is building on systematic basic research by UA researchers that explored molecular mechanisms underlying tumor growth. The company is embarking on a clinical trial to prevent the occurrence of colorectal cancer or high-risk polyps in colon cancer survivors.