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Ancient Humans Were Mixing it Up

UANews | September 5, 2011
Anatomically modern humans interbred with more archaic hominin forms even before they migrated out of Africa, a UA-led team of researchers has found. The discovery suggests genetic exchange with their more morphologically diverged neighbors was more widespread than previously thought and all humans today may carry genes from now-extinct Homo varieties.

Mission Possible or Impossible? UA Space Systems Engineer Has the Answer

UANews | September 1, 2011
Scientists have endless ideas for extraterrestrial exploration. Some are feasible, some not. In a two-part series, we look at how UA engineer Roberto Furfaro gives the red or green light to space missions.

UA Eyes $30 Million Google Lunar X Prize

UANews | September 1, 2011
In the second brace of article about the research of UA space systems engineer Roberto Furfaro, we look at his work with Moon Express, a privately funded lunar transportation company that plans a pinpoint landing on the moon in 2014, giving it a good chance of winning the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize.

UA Research: Building a Better Bomb Sniffer

UANews | August 31, 2011
A team led by UA professor and inventor M. Bonner Denton received a 2011 R&D 100 Award for a breakthrough in detection technology that could advance monitoring for nuclear activity, environmental damage, forensic testing and more.

UA Revamps Historic House

UANews | August 29, 2011
The College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture has given a facelift and a new purpose to a long-neglected residence that predates most of the campus. The Cannon-Douglass House, once a home to local scientists, will ease some of the growing pains in the college.

Campus 2.0: Technology Updates at the UA

UANews | August 25, 2011
Technology updates on the UA campus include iPhone and Android versions of the Arizona Mobile app, new equipment in computing labs and a streamlined process for submitting service requests for the 24/7 IT support center.