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UA Has the Tools to Analyze Asteroid's Dirt

The arrival of a sample from OSIRIS-REx is still six years away, but the UA's Tom Zega already is preparing for it. Zega will be one of the first scientists to receive the rubble returned to Earth from the asteroid Bennu by the UA-led mission. "Sample return is a treasure trove of information," he says.

UA Scientists and the Curious Case of the Warped Kuiper Belt

The plane of the solar system is warped in the belt's outer reaches, signaling the presence of an unknown Mars-to-Earth-mass planetary object far beyond Pluto. 

Take That to the Bank: How Arizona Plans Its Water Use

Underground storage in recharge projects has built a buffer against future shortages, and an annual publication by the UA's Water Resources Research Center helps to explain it.

Amazonia's Future Will Be Jeopardized by Dams

UA hydrologist Victor Baker and a team of scientists report that the hundreds of proposed dams will have a long-term negative environmental impact throughout the region.

UA to Host Special Events Tied to Asteroid Day

The event will bring together five researchers from the University who work at the forefront of asteroid science, including OSIRIS-REx principal investigator Dante Lauretta.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Cicadas

Several dozen cicada species can be found in Arizona, but apart from the noise they make, the sap-sucking bugs lead secretive lives. UA entomologist Gene Hall is a repository of fun facts about them. (They're built with their own evaporative cooling!) With UANews video.

UA Med School Hosts Summit on Medical Device Hacking

Drs. Jeffrey Tully and Christian Dameff, alumni of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, teamed up to attract more than 100 cybersecurity experts to a conference in Phoenix.

$7M Grant Supports Research of Endosperm Mechanics in Maize

Gene networks regulating the very early development of the maize endosperm are the focus of a multi-institutional, NSF-funded study led by Ramin Yadegari of the UA.

Students in Engineering, iSchool Discover Sweet Success

UA students received hands-on experience designing and building Skittle-sorting machines that they put to the test at a competition on campus in early May.

Startup Licenses UA Mining Safety Training Program

The UA has licensed an interactive training program for the mining industry that uses serious gaming principles to simulate stressful, real-world situations.

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