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Another Space Shot From UA Astronomer

UANews | January 3, 2011
UA SkyCenter's Adam Block began the new year with a milestone 50th image of space. Block's photos are taken with the SkyCenter's telescope at the 9,157-foot top of Mount Lemmon near Tucson.

Science Advisor to the U.S. EPA to Speak in Tucson

UANews | December 23, 2010
Paul Anastas, the science advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is slated to speak in Tucson to industry, academic leaders on sustainability innovations.

Solar Project Receives $1M Grant from Science Foundation Arizona

UANews | December 21, 2010
The funding will support the "energy telescope" project, headed by famed UA astronomer Roger Angel. Through the use of optical mirrors, sunlight is concentrated on high-efficiency photovoltaic cells.

UA Catalina Sky Survey Discovers Possible Extinct Comet

UANews | December 21, 2010
An asteroid discovered more than 100 years ago my not be an asteroid at all, but an extinct comet that is coming back to life, according to new observations.

Invention Could Improve Cancer Drug Delivery, Lessen Harmful Effects of Chemotherapy

UANews | December 20, 2010
An invention by UA researchers may provide a way to deliver chemotherapeutic drugs to cancer tissues in controlled doses without harming healthy body cells.

Milestone: A Methane-Metal Marriage

UANews | December 20, 2010
UA scientists have inserted metal atoms into methane gas molecules and obtained a detailed structure of the resulting molecule. The discovery could be a key step in making hydrocarbons available to chemical production and broadening our understanding of how nature uses metals in the molecules of living organisms.