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New Laser Technology Developed by UA Could Divert Lightning Strikes

UANews | March 31, 2014
Optical scientists at the UA have helped develop a technology capable of sending high-intensity laser beams through the atmosphere much farther than ever before. The work could be used in the future to guide lightning away from buildings.

A Tail of Innovation

UANews | March 31, 2014
Soon we may have quieter, more efficient planes with smaller wings and possibly even no tails if technology developed by UA aerospace and mechanical engineering professor Israel Wygnanski becomes a reality.

A New Ocean for the Desert

UANews | March 31, 2014
An ambitious undertaking is underway to turn the former coral reef ocean habitat inside Biosphere 2 into a living lab modeled after the Gulf of California, thriving with research, education and outreach opportunities. Science writer Daniel Stolte strapped on a scuba tank to explore the only "ocean" in the Arizona desert.

Catapulting UA Discoveries to the World

UANews | March 27, 2014
The UA's Tech Launch Arizona presented its first Catapult Awards on Monday, honoring those whose work is moving UA inventions into the marketplace. Four awards were given to UA faculty researchers who have demonstrated excellence as inventors and effective TLA partners. Two additional awards recognized contributions from community members outside the UA.

The Viruses You Don't Know About (Yet)

UANews | March 26, 2014
An interdisciplinary team of UA researchers has received a collaborative Flinn Foundation grant to discover what viruses colonize the lung and how they may influence general health and disease. The grant program aims to translate findings more rapidly into actual patient treatments.

UA Leading Effort to Evaluate Unprecedented Environmental Flow to Colorado Delta

UANews | March 24, 2014
For the first time in decades, water is flowing from the Morelos Dam on the border of Mexico and the United States. UA scientists will study the effects of the water's release on the ecology of the Colorado River delta, which was once a lush marshland.