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Flandrau Exhibit Highlights Monsoon Season

UANews | July 6, 2011
In the summer, Tucson thunderstorms provide the best show in town. To mark this time of year, the UA's Flandrau Science Center is offering a temporary exhibit on monsoon weather.

Warming Ocean Layers Will Undermine Polar Ice Sheets

UANews | July 5, 2011
Warming of the ocean's subsurface layers will melt underwater portions of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets faster than previously thought, according to new UA-led research. Such melting would increase the sea level more than already projected.

UA Formula Race Team Completes Grueling Endurance Race

UANews | July 1, 2011
Wildcat Racing, the UA's formula race team, competed recently in a race that tested the solid engineering underlying its car's construction. Each year, club members spend two semesters building a racecar from scratch.

Setting His Sights on Mars

UANews | June 30, 2011
Alfred McEwen, professor of planetary geology at the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and principal investigator of the HiRISE camera orbiting Mars, has received NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal.

Clocking Neptune's Spin

UANews | June 29, 2011
By tracking atmospheric features on Neptune, a UA planetary scientist has accurately determined the planet's rotation, a feat that had not been previously achieved for any of the gas planets in our solar system except Jupiter.

UA Student's Summer Agenda: Underwater Robotics

UANews | June 28, 2011
UA mechanical and electrical engineering senior Edwardo Moreno will spend this summer building and testing underwater robots he designed for use in underwater exploration or national defense.