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MESSENGER Spacecraft to Swing Into Orbit Around Mercury

UANews | March 11, 2011
The MESSENGER spacecraft is scheduled to go into orbit around Mercury on March 17. The mission is an effort to study the geologic history, magnetic field, surface composition and other mysteries of the planet. The findings are expected to broaden our understanding of rocky planets in other solar systems.

UA Students to Model High-Speed Tucson-Phoenix Solar Train

UANews | March 11, 2011
A team of UA graduate students will climb aboard a solar-powered bullet train between Tucson and Phoenix this spring – metaphorically, that is. The group is analyzing the conditions under which very high-speed solar-powered rail between the two cities would make economic sense.

UA Engineering Alumnus Picked for AZ Leadership Academy

UANews | March 9, 2011
Neuroscience and entrepreneurship skills developed at the UA helped fortify Patrick Marcus's business acumen. The leadership program is sponsored by the Flinn Foundation and the Thomas R. Brown Foundations.

Targeting Diabetes: New Agents Track Onset of Disease

UANews | March 4, 2011
UA researchers have received a prestigious grant to develop indicator molecules to track the onset of diabetes in patients before the disease develops – potentially paving the way to developing treatments.

Student Group Raising Thousands for Brain Tumor Research

UANews | March 1, 2011
With more than $24,000 already raised, members of Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research are co-hosting a March 5 fashion show to raise even more.

Probing Atomic Chicken Wire

UANews | February 28, 2011
Graphene, the material that makes up pencil "lead," could someday make electronic devices smaller, faster and more energy-efficient. Providing the first detailed analysis of graphene on boron nitride, a UA-led team of physicists has made promising discoveries.

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