Research

Organic semiconductors increasingly are used to manufacture ultrathin, ultra-high-definition and flexible displays for TVs, mobile phones and other products. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons via Puramyun31)
July 22, 2016
A team of UA researchers in engineering and chemistry, with two women as principal investigators, has received a three-year, $590,000 NSF award.
A sub-alpine forest in Colorado. Forests in the southwestern U.S. are expected to be among the hardest hit, according to the projections resulting from the study. (Photo: Sydne Record)
July 20, 2016
A UA-led study combined projections of future climate with tree-ring records, suggesting that forests increasingly are aching under the burden of climate change.
Catherine Smith mentors high school student and KEYS intern Eugene Wang. "I think it's important for high school students to understand what kind of options are out there for research careers," said Smith, associate professor in the UA Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the College of Pharmacy and a member of BIO5. (Photo: Robert Meares/BIO5 Institute)
July 19, 2016
With the addition of the 2016 cohort, 330 interns will count themselves as alumni of KEYS, a program recognized as a vital pathway for developing science interests and skills in pre-college students.
Flux towers are equipped with inlets for "sniffing the air" above the forest, in addition to other instruments such as sonic anemometers for measuring wind. (Photo: Richard Wehr)
June 30, 2016
UA scientists traced carbon dioxide flows through a forest during photosynthesis and respiration, and the results could make climate prediction models more accurate.
Bennu is among millions of primitive asteroids composed of molecules that may have been the precursors to life on Earth. (Image: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab)
June 29, 2016
UA scientist Carl Hergenrother tells the whole story of how the space rock originally known as 1999 RQ36 was chosen — by process of elimination — as the destination for the UA-led OSIRIS-REx sample return mission.
Maria Andrade
June 29, 2016
The native of Cape Verde Islands studied agronomy and plant genetics at the UA, and her sweet-potato research has impacted the lives of children and farmers in Mozambique.
New research is helping add to the understanding of how vision changes with age.
June 20, 2016
When older adults tell stories, they often go off on tangents because they have trouble inhibiting other thoughts. New research shows how inhibition deficits also affect the way they see.
Two pieces of azurite were serendipitously reunited at the UA Mineral Museum. (Photo: Bob Demers/UA News)
June 15, 2016
Two pieces of Bisbee-born azurite — one of which traveled the world more than 100 years ago — met again by chance, thanks to the eagle eye of a student worker. Here's the fascinating story of how it happened.
A researcher prepares to deploy a robotic float into the Southern Ocean, the water body surrounding Antarctica. The floats are lowered over the side of the vessel on a rope and slide off the rope once in the water. (Photo: Hannah Zanowski)
June 8, 2016
With the help of the UA-led national data management project CyVerse, three agencies are funding a study of the Earth's climate with robotic floats and supercomputers.

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