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Ants Give New Evidence for Interaction Networks

UANews | May 20, 2011
Social networks may function differently than previously thought, UA scientists have discovered by taking clues from ant colonies. The research has applications in building networks that, for example, could help prevent the spread of disease.

UA Team Calls for More Flexible Global Aid Efforts

UANews | May 20, 2011
Given the economic downturn and rising costs of food, members of a UA research team said improved and expanded monitoring and more rapid cash transfers and food delivery mechanisms are necessary to aid the world's hungry and poor.

Have an Environment Question? Visit New UA Website

UANews | May 18, 2011
Visitors to the new eXtension website can ask questions on topics such as climate and receive answers within 48 hours. The site is designed for a wide audience, including members of the general public who are concerned about how climate change could affect forests and recreation in their region.

Kartchner Caverns: A Living Microbe Laboratory

UANews | May 17, 2011
In the first extensive genetic survey of microbes living in Kartchner Caverns, UA doctoral candidate Marian Ortiz has shown that some of the cave-dwelling microbes may have anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.

Creating a 'Power-Aware' Internet Infrastructure

UANews | May 16, 2011
UA researchers Beichuan Zhang and Chris Gniady have received a four-year National Science Foundation grant toward moving the Internet's infrastructure from "today's energy-oblivious to tomorrow's energy-efficient."

Putting Planet Earth Under Glass

UANews | May 11, 2011
"X-Ray Earth," a new National Geographic documentary airing May 15 and May 17, features UA scientists applying new technology to uncover complex processes and their interactions in the Earth's interior, the oceans, on the continents and in the atmosphere.