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UA Engineers Study Birds, Bees to Design Unmanned Vehicles

UANews | February 8, 2011
UA aerospace and mechanical engineers are studying bird and bee flight to develop unmanned vehicles that stay aloft longer and cope with sudden and severe changes in airflow.

Undergraduate Researchers to Present Original Work

UANews | February 7, 2011
UA students will present their research during the UA Honors Research Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Topics will include issues related to human rights, immigration and ways to increase happiness.

UA Study Analyzes Personality Traits of Bullies, Victims

UANews | February 7, 2011
Individuals with a high level of self-compassion were less likely to have been a bully or a victim, finds new research by UA undergraduate Michelle Harris.

Northern Mars Landscape Actively Changing

UANews | February 3, 2011
Sand dunes in a vast area of northern Mars long thought to be frozen in time are changing with both sudden and gradual motions, indicate images from a high-resolution camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The camera is operated by the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

Putting the Dead to Work for Conservation Biology

UANews | February 3, 2011
The fossil record can help predict which modern species are most vulnerable to changes in the environment, finds research by UA geoscientist Karl W. Flessa and his colleagues.

‘Orchid Children’ Bloom, Wither in Response to Surroundings

UANews | January 31, 2011
A UA-led study backs evidence that some children are more susceptible to adverse environmental factors than others. So-called "orchid children" bloom spectacularly in positive environments but often are at risk in poor home life situations.