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Ancient Fossil Reveals Oldest Known Circulatory System

UANews | April 4, 2014
A fossil creature buried in an "invertebrate version of Pompeii" more than half a billion years ago reveals the first-known cardiovascular system in exquisitely preserved detail. The organ system is surprisingly complex and adds to the notion that sophisticated body plans had already evolved more than half a billion years ago.

Searching for the Self: Morality Makes You Who You Are

UANews | April 4, 2014
The quest for what defines individual identity – the self – drives many human philosophical, scientific and religious inquiries. UA professor Shaun Nichols has co-authored a study that provides an answer: Personal moral traits are considered the most important self-defining characteristics, he finds.

Two UA Professors Appointed Regents' Professors

UANews | April 3, 2014
UA professors Mary C. Stiner and Jonathan T. Overpeck have been appointed as Regents' Professors, an honor reserved for faculty members whose exceptional achievements merit national and international distinction.

A PhD Less Ordinary

UANews | April 2, 2014
UA graduate programs are advancing medical technologies and enhancing the research enterprise through programs that marry advanced science training with the skills needed for today's workforce while also connecting faculty and students in different disciplines to tackle modern challenges.

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.

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