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UA Flandrau Science Center Goes 'FullDome'

A state-of-the-art digital projection system has been installed at the UA Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium that will captivate visitors as they tour the Earth, the universe, the human body and virtually any other part of the natural world like never before. Providing access to a network of satellite imagery, Flandrau personnel can quickly integrate scientific data into their shows to engage viewers with fascinating events occurring anywhere on the globe.

UA Astronomers Witness Asteroid Smashup

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, UA astronomers have spotted an eruption of dust around a young star 1,200 light-years from Earth. The dust most likely resulted from collisions between large asteroids, which can eventually lead to the formation of terrestrial planets.

Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee

Honeybees plays a vital, behind-the-scenes role in Arizona's agricultural industry. They are responsible for pollinating agricultural crops that make up one-third of our diet, including fruits and vegetables.

Brown Foundations' $2.5 Million Kicks Off Catapult Corp

From laboratories to the marketplace, a new UA program will help companies find success. Initiated with a $2.5 million gift from Tucson's Thomas R. Brown Foundations, the Catapult Corporation – dubbed "Cat Corp" – will provide early-stage capital to promising startup companies emerging from UA researchers and students.

New Veterinary Degree Program Made Possible by $9M Gift is Critical for State

Thanks to a foundational gift of $9 million from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, the UA will soon be home to the state's first public veterinary medical and surgical program.

UA Science Could Make Canola Oil More Nutritious, and Broccoli More Tasty

Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative have helped unravel the genetic code of the canola plant. The findings will help breeders select for desirable traits such as more nutritious oil content, faster seed production and adapting the plants to grow in more arid regions.

$9 Million Gift to Support the University of Arizona’s Veterinary Medical and Surgical Program

Thanks to a $9 million Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation gift, the UA will be able to launch Arizona's first public program to train Doctors of Veterinary Medicine.

New Initiative Puts UA Research to Work for Small Businesses

A new UA initiative aims to drastically increase the region's economic competitiveness by putting the power of research behind new and small businesses with the help of federal funding and regional partnerships.

Testing Water for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

UA doctoral candidate Victoria Obergh is testing Tucson-area wastewater systems to discover where antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be found and how they're getting there.

Laser 'Lightning Rods' Channel Electricity Through Thin Air

A new technique developed by UA researchers can potentially direct an electrical discharge up to 10 meters away, shattering previous distance records for transmitting electricity through air. Possible future uses include lifesaving applications such as remote detonation of land mines.

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