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Don’t Underestimate Your Mind’s Eye

UANews | September 8, 2014
A UA study finds that objects in our visual environment needn’t be seen in order to impact decision making. The research suggests that subconscious processing actually widens a person's field of vision.

Send Your Tweet – and Your Name – to an Asteroid

UANews | September 2, 2014
The team of the UA-led OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission invites members of the public to use social media to share their predictions about solar system exploration in the year 2023. Selected entries will travel through billions of miles of outer space, all the way to the asteroid Bennu and back.

UA Flandrau Science Center Goes 'FullDome'

UANews | August 29, 2014
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.

Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee

UANews | August 28, 2014
Honeybees play 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.

UA Astronomers Witness Asteroid Smashup

UANews | August 28, 2014
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.

Brown Foundations' $2.5 Million Challenge Kicks Off Catapult Corp

UANews | August 28, 2014
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.

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