University of Arizona

Researchers solve mystery of Lincoln's funeral train

With the 2015 sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's death approaching, interest in it is rising, and with new scientific tools, UA researchers have turned their attention to one of the last remaining mysteries ...

Apr 26, 2013
4.3 / 5 (6) 3

Better batteries from waste sulfur

A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars, reports a University of Arizona-led team. The new plastic has other potential uses, ...

Apr 14, 2013
4.9 / 5 (15) 2 | with audio podcast

Flies of the world embrace vegetarianism

(Phys.org)—Microbe-eating flies from at least three different locations around the world recently have evolved into herbivores, feeding on some of the most toxic plants on Earth. Fly detectives and UA evolutionary ...

Jan 29, 2013
4.3 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast