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UA Testing Smart Traffic System to Reduce First Responder Deaths

UANews | March 22, 2011
UA researchers have teamed up with the Maricopa County Department of Transportation to create a system that will make intersections safer for emergency responders and the general public.

UA College of Science to Hold Public Forum on Japan Disaster

UANews | March 22, 2011
The UA College of Science is sponsoring a free public forum that will provide insights into the science shaping the events unfolding in Japan as a result of the earthquake on March 11. The forum will be held Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall on the UA campus.

Want to Silence a Gene? Pull Here.

UANews | March 18, 2011
Simply stretching DNA can silence a gene, scientists at the UA have discovered. The finding could point to a previously unknown gene control mechanism and offers the potential to manipulate gene expression in miniaturized applications used in drug discovery or other biotechnological processes.

Cassini Spacecraft Observes Seasonal Rains on Titan

UANews | March 17, 2011
As spring continues to unfold on Saturn, April showers on the planet's largest moon, Titan, have brought methane rain to its equatorial deserts, as revealed in images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. "Titan continues to surprise and amaze us," said the UA's Alfred McEwen.

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.