UA Science Could Make Canola Oil More Nutritious, and Broccoli More Tasty
Genomics researchers of the University of Arizona's iPlant collaborative have helped unravel the genetic code of the canola plant. The findings will help breeders select for desirable traits such as more nutritious oil content, faster seed production and adapting the plants to grow in more arid regions.
Laser 'Lightning Rods' Channel Electricity Through Thin Air
A new technique developed by UA researchers can potentially direct an electrical discharge up to 10 meters away, shattering previous distance records for transmitting electricity through air. Possible future uses include lifesaving applications such as remote detonation of land mines.
The UA's Undergraduate Biology Research Program has received a grant from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in the program's continued effort to train and improve the education of undergraduate researchers in biology-based disciplines.
People seek out shortcuts just about everywhere – in traffic, at grocery stores, in weight loss regimens and on keyboards. But Frank Morgan, an upcoming UA guest speaker, said soap bubbles present the most simple example of heightened efficiency.
While enthusiasts across the world pored over the Voynich manuscript, one of the most mysterious writings ever found – penned by an unknown author in a language no one understands – a research team at the UA solved one of its biggest mysteries: When was the book made?