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Tumamoc Launches Walking Docent Program

UANews | April 6, 2011
UA Science: Tumamoc is seeking volunteers to become "walking docents" at Tumamoc Hill. The docents will provide information about Tumamoc's rich archaeology and ecology, and its scientific and cultural history to the many people who regularly walk the hill.

Frozen Comet Had a Watery Past, UA Scientists Find

UANews | April 5, 2011
UA scientists have found convincing evidence for the presence of liquid water in a comet, shattering the current paradigm that comets never get warm enough to melt the ice that makes up the bulk of their material.

Newest UA Museum 'Focuses' on Optical Sciences

UANews | April 1, 2011
The Museum of Optics features a range of art and artifacts detailing the history of optics. The more than 400 pieces date back to the early 1800s. A dedication event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5.

Japan's Big Event - Before and After

UANews | March 30, 2011
A UA ScienceNow forum focused on the devastation in Japan after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. A five-member panel discussed the seismic activity, nuclear reactor technology, radioactive particles as well as health implications.

UA Students Develop Mobile Apps, Games

UANews | March 29, 2011
Four UA computer science students who started out taking an introductory program now are developing applications and games for Apple and Android mobile devices.

Wind Can Keep Mountains From Growing

UANews | March 28, 2011
Wind is a much more powerful force in the evolution of mountains than previously thought, according to a UA-led research team. The researchers studied gigantic wind-formed ridges of rock called yardangs that are found in Central Asia.