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Have an Environment Question? Visit New UA Website

UANews | May 18, 2011
Visitors to the new eXtension website can ask questions on topics such as climate and receive answers within 48 hours. The site is designed for a wide audience, including members of the general public who are concerned about how climate change could affect forests and recreation in their region.

Kartchner Caverns: A Living Microbe Laboratory

UANews | May 17, 2011
In the first extensive genetic survey of microbes living in Kartchner Caverns, UA doctoral candidate Marian Ortiz has shown that some of the cave-dwelling microbes may have anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.

Creating a 'Power-Aware' Internet Infrastructure

UANews | May 16, 2011
UA researchers Beichuan Zhang and Chris Gniady have received a four-year National Science Foundation grant toward moving the Internet's infrastructure from "today's energy-oblivious to tomorrow's energy-efficient."

Guilt, Cooperation Linked by Neural Network

UANews | May 11, 2011
A UA study using economic models backed up by fMRI scans offers new insights on why people choose to cooperate rather than act selfishly. The study appears in the current issue of the neuroscience journal Neuron.

Learning to Learn: We Have an App for That

UANews | May 11, 2011
Students who take Electrical and Computer Engineering 473/573 learn about emerging social technology and how to design applications for smart phones that might be marketable.

Putting Planet Earth Under Glass

UANews | May 11, 2011
"X-Ray Earth," a new National Geographic documentary airing May 15 and May 17, features UA scientists applying new technology to uncover complex processes and their interactions in the Earth's interior, the oceans, on the continents and in the atmosphere.