University of Arizona

Flawed diamonds: Gems for new technology

(Phys.org) —Using ultra-fast laser pulses, a team of researchers led by UA assistant professor Vanessa Huxter has made the first detailed observation of how energy travels through diamonds containing nitrogen-vacancy ...

Oct 04, 2013 5 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

Spider venom reveals new secret

University of Arizona researchers led a team that has discovered that venom of spiders in the genus Loxosceles, which contains about 100 spider species including the brown recluse, produces a different chemic ...

Aug 29, 2013 4.8 / 5 (29) 3 | with audio podcast

Warming climate pushes plants up the mountain

In a rare opportunity to directly compare plant communities in the same area now with a survey taken 50 years ago, a University of Arizona-led research team has provided the first on-the-ground evidence that ...

Aug 14, 2013 4.2 / 5 (5) 5

Higher ed must lead climate change adaptations

Higher Education institutions play a key role and must be leaders in preparing society to adapt to the needs of a changing climate, according to a new report evaluating education, research, campus sustainability ...

Jun 06, 2013 4.3 / 5 (11) 53