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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.

How Microbes Take Out the Trash

UANews | May 9, 2011
The molecular machinery bacteria use to rid themselves of toxic substances including antimicrobial drugs has been studied in detail by a UA-led team of researchers. A better understanding of these mechanisms could lead to new weapons in the fight against pathogens.

UA Engineering Robotics Whiz Named Student of the Year

UANews | May 9, 2011
Engineering graduate Matt Bunting received the honor at the Annual Creativity in Electronics awards for his design of a six-legged robot. Now, he's designing a pair of robotic cheetah legs, which he hopes will lead to an attempt to break the robot land speed record.

Hispanic Engineering Group Gets Regional Recognition

UANews | May 4, 2011
The UA chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers was voted Regional Chapter of the Month during a recent regional leadership development conference in Santa Barbara, Calif.

UA Astronomy Prof Elected to National Academy of Sciences

UANews | May 4, 2011
George Rieke, a Regents' Professor of Astronomy and deputy director of the UA's Steward Observatory, has been elected a member to the National Academy of Sciences. A pioneer in infrared astronomy and space telescope technology, Rieke has made important contributions to our understanding of the universe. our understanding of the universe.

Engineering Design Day 2011 to Showcase UA Innovations

UANews | May 2, 2011
More than 50 innovative design projects will be displayed at this year's Engineering Design Day 2011 on May 3 at the UA Student Union Memorial Center. The projects have the potential to improve the environment, maximize energy usage, solve medical challenges and much more.