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Keeping an Eye on the Universe

UANews | January 12, 2012
A partnership between the UA and the California Institute of Technology has resulted in the largest database to ever compile the brightnesses of cosmic objects, documenting nearly eight years of observations for 200 million independent objects – including the discovery of more than 1,000 supernovae.

The Blurred Line Between Science and Art

UANews | January 12, 2012
The UA School of Information: Science, Technology & Arts is hosting its first exhibition of artwork by UA students, faculty members and staff that is blurring the lines that connect art, research, technology and science.

UA Entomologists Test Strategy for Delaying Insecticide Resistance

UANews | January 9, 2012
A 10-year study has led to a model that assesses the effectiveness of insect refuges in slowing evolution of resistance. The study offers a method for evaluating refuge strategies for farmers looking to control crop pests.

The Wondrous World of Insects

UANews | January 4, 2012
UA Insect Discovery program facilitators have spent years teaching Tucson area youth about the lives of insects while encouraging them to pursue higher education and studies in science. The program is getting more financial backing and other support.

Protecting UA Telescopes During the Winter Cold

UANews | December 22, 2011
During the winter months, the Mountain Operations team at the UA works to protect telescope facilities at several sites from chilly weather and snowfall. Facilities on Mt. Lemmon, Mt. Graham and Mt. Bigelow at the Catalina Station are among the sites the team maintains.

Astronomers Discover Deep-Fried Planets

UANews | December 21, 2011
Two Earth-sized planets have been discovered around a dying star that has passed the red giant stage. The discovery, published in Nature, marks the first known case of planets surviving being engulfed by their parent star and may shed new light on the destiny of stellar and planetary systems, including our solar system.