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Learning From a Firefly: UA Students Develop Innovative Apps

UANews | May 29, 2014
Drawing on inspiration from fireflies and everyday inconveniences like potholes, UA College of Engineering students are creating apps that could become real-world products.

Meet 'El Gato,' the UA's New Supercomputer

UANews | May 27, 2014
A new generation of supercomputing has arrived at the UA with "El Gato," one of the world's fastest computers. The addition will allow UA faculty to tackle big questions in astrophysics, computer science and cosmology.

Bringing a Spacecraft Back From the Dead

UANews | May 22, 2014
A UA engineering student is part of a team trying to awaken an abandoned NASA space probe. If it can be brought back to life, classrooms around the world could get access to cutting-edge science directly from outer space.

Scientists Discover Genetic Basis of Pest Resistance to Biotech Cotton

UANews | May 19, 2014
A team of researchers led by the UA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has discovered how insect pests resist cotton plants engineered to kill them. The findings will help scientists design more durable nonchemical strategies for pest management.

UA Tunnels Get Carbon Fiber Makeover

UANews | May 14, 2014
A technology developed by a former UA engineering professor to make buildings resistant against earthquakes and bomb blasts allows construction crews to repair the University's underground lifelines without digging trenches and disrupting activity on campus.

Arizona 4-H Wins National Science Experiment Competition With 'Rockets to the Rescue'

UANews | May 7, 2014
Arizona 4-H, a program of UA Cooperative Extension, won the project design competition for the 4-H National Youth Science Day with its aerospace engineering experiment "Rockets to the Rescue."

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