University of Arizona

Hunting for bomb-eating bugs

University of Arizona researchers are studying the environmental effects of insensitive munitions compounds, or IMCs, which are new, more stable explosives that won't detonate in response to heat or shock.

May 11, 2012
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Scanning the brain for impending error

(Phys.org) -- UA computer science doctoral student Federico Cirett is using new technology to predict, in advance, when people will make a mistake. He's been testing subjects taking the SAT exam in math.

Apr 20, 2012
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Amateur astronomers to 'Target Asteroids!'

(Phys.org) -- Researchers on NASA's robotic asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx, are turning to amateur astronomers for new data on near-Earth asteroids in a citizen science observing campaign called ...

Apr 19, 2012
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H3+: The molecule that made the Universe

(Phys.org) -- In a study that pushed quantum mechanical theory and research capabilities to the limit, University of Arizona researchers have found a way to see the molecule that likely made the universe - ...

Apr 12, 2012
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Watching a star explode

NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day for March 22 features a snapshot of a supernova - a massive star explosion - discovered only a week ago.

Mar 23, 2012
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Mesquite trees displacing Southwestern grasslands

As the desert Southwest becomes hotter and drier, semi-arid grasslands are slowly being replaced by a landscape dominated by mesquite trees, such as Prosopis velutina, and other woody shrubs, a team of University ...

Mar 18, 2012
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Sailing in a sea of microbes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers led by Matt Sullivan at the University of Arizona are among the first to dive into the world of viruses drifting through the world's oceans.

Mar 01, 2012
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Searching for planets in clouds of dust

(PhysOrg.com) -- A UA astronomy research team was awarded a $600,000 grant for technology development under NASA’s Explorer mission program. The mission would send a space telescope high above Earth's ...

Feb 10, 2012
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