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2014-06-19 13:09:44

Whitney Clavin, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), a proposed spacecraft concept to capture either a small asteroid, or a boulder from an asteroid. The near-Earth asteroid, called 2011 MD, was found to be roughly 20 feet (6 meters) in size, and its structure appears to contain a lot of empty space, perhaps resembling a pile of rubble. Spitzer's infrared vision...

2014-05-23 20:20:38

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- More helicopters and fixed wing aircraft are being deployed to battle the Slide Fire in Northern Arizona. The fire, which has consumed over 4,830 wildland acres, is burning in the Flagstaff area which includes Sedona, one of the state's major tourist destinations. The additional aerial assets have been ordered to the scene by the US Forest Service, as more residents have been told to evacuate by local authorities over the last few...

2014-05-22 00:20:09

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U-Haul Company of Northern Arizona is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box portable moving and self-storage pods to Northern Arizona residents who need to evacuate or move their belongings away from the growing Slide Fire. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b With U-Box portable moving and self-storage pods, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box pod with you....

2014-04-08 23:01:54

Arizona State University hosts Arizona Student Energy Conference with University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 University students from across Arizona set aside in-state rivalries April 1-2 to plan for a better global future at the Arizona Student Energy Conference (AzSEC) at Arizona State University. At the conference, 95 students from Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University presented their work on...

Southwestern Bird And Reptile Distributions To Shift As Climate Changes
2014-04-08 14:43:34

U.S. Geological Survey Dramatic distribution losses and a few major distribution gains are forecasted for southwestern bird and reptile species as the climate changes, according to just-published research by scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of New Mexico, and Northern Arizona University. Overall, the study forecasted species distribution losses – that is, where species are able to live – of nearly half for all but one of the 5 reptile species they examined,...

2014-03-07 23:01:38

Students and researchers from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona are collaborating to grow algae using wastewater. The algae can then be harvested to create fuel, feed and food products. This multi-university collaboration is supported and funded by the Arizona Board of Regents Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF). Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Arizona universities are working together to turn the state’s waste to gold – or...

Salamander Jump Analysis Reveals Unexpected Twist
2014-01-22 15:45:14

Northern Arizona University A small, secretive creature with unlikely qualifications for defying gravity may hold the answer to an entirely new way of getting off the ground. Salamanders—or at least several species of the Plethodontidae family—can jump, and humans would like to know a lot more about it. “This particular jump is unique in the world,” said graduate researcher Anthony Hessel. “That’s why I think a lot of people are finding this very interesting.” The...

2013-11-15 23:02:33

Long-time higher education innovator honored with the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) top award recognizing lifetime contributions to field. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies is pleased to announce that Dr. Fred Hurst, senior vice president for Extended Campuses at Northern Arizona University, has been honored with the Richard Jonsen Award at their Silver Anniversary annual meeting on November 15, 2013 in Denver,...

2013-11-05 23:23:33

Move Over MOOCs: A Public University Is Forging A New Path In Online Education Flagstaff, Arizona (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Northern Arizona University (NAU), the first public university in the nation to offer competency-based bachelor’s degrees, announced today that its groundbreaking Personalized Learning program is now accepting all forms of financial aid. Launched in May 2013, NAU’s Personalized Learning competency-based program makes earning a respected bachelor’s degree...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.