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University of Arizona space sciences activities generate more than $560 million every year for the local economy, according to an economic impact report delivered by Rounds Consulting Group.
An open-air, living laboratory that spans parts of Arizona and New Mexico is helping researchers better understand how mineral weathering – the breaking down or dissolving of rocks and minerals over time – feeds into Earth's intricate life-support system.
Five UArizona faculty members have been named AAAS Fellows, a distinct honor in the scientific community bestowed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. From using microbes to combat allergies to turning insects into food, the university's newest AAAS Fellows represent a broad range of research expertise.
NASA awarded nearly $3 million to the University of Arizona Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility to support OSIRIS-REx sample science and much more.
During the annual College of Science lecture series, university experts will delve into aging, computer technology, climate change and COVID-19, and discuss how science can help sort fact from fiction.
Known as the "King of Sting," Justin Schmidt has dedicated his life to the study of insects, mostly the stinging kind. In a recent paper, he explores giant velvet mites – elusive creatures of the arachnid family. Among his discoveries: Virtually no one wants to eat them, suggesting the mites have to contend with few, if any, predators.
The Arizona Partnership for Climate-Smart Food Crops will promote climate-smart food production practices and help farmers reduce water consumption and carbon emissions.
The mystery of whether microbial alien life might inhabit Enceladus, one of Saturn's 83 moons, could be solved by an orbiting space probe, according to a UArizona-led study.
The university had $770 million in total research activity in fiscal year 2021 and retained its No. 1 ranking in astronomy and astrophysics expenditures at more than $113 million.
Black holes are surrounded by an invisible layer that swallows every bit of evidence about their past. Researchers are now using machine learning and supercomputers to reconstruct the growth histories of black holes.