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Biosphere 2 to Have a Permanent Home With the UA

UANews | June 27, 2011
Beginning July 1, the Biosphere 2 facility in Oracle, Ariz. will become official property of the UA. CDO Ranching & Development will donate real estate and facilities, and the Philecology Foundation will provide $20 million to support ongoing science and operations.

UA Student Robotic Rover Team Among Best in Nation

UANews | June 24, 2011
UA engineering students designed and built a planetary rover and demonstrated its capabilities recently at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. The team received $10,000 to partake in the competition, requiring the rover to negotiate obstacles and traverse difficult terrain.

UA Awarded Millions to Shape Solar Telescope Mirror

UANews | June 22, 2011
The UA College of Optical Sciences has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to polish the 4.2-meter primary mirror for the world's largest solar telescope. Researchers will produce a surface that will allow scientists to view features on the sun in unprecedented detail.

Engineering Sculpture Tells Many Stories

UANews | June 21, 2011
Wondering about that odd-looking bronze sculpture outside Old Engineering? It's called a bent, the official symbol of Tau Beta Pi, the oldest engineering honor society in the U.S. The one here has an interesting history.

Putting a New Spin on Computing

UANews | June 20, 2011
Harnessing the magnetic moment, or spin, of electrons rather than their electric charge, physicists at the UA have achieved a breakthrough toward the development of a new breed of computing devices that can process data using less power.

UA Colleges Land National Support for Research Equipment

UANews | June 16, 2011
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded five grants to UA researchers in the colleges of engineering and optical sciences for high-tech measuring equipment that can be used in real-world applications.