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2012-03-20 02:33:38

Wolfgang Fink of the University of Arizona department of electrical and computer engineering has developed an autonomous robotic lake lander that could be used to explore this planet and others. Fink unveiled the lake lander, named Tucson Explorer II, or TEX II, in a paper titled "Robotic Lake Lander Test Bed for Autonomous Surface and Subsurface Exploration of Titan Lakes," which he presented March 8 at an aerospace conference organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics...

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2010-11-08 07:55:42

Combining pest-resistant cotton with the controlled release of sterile pink bollworm moths, a UA-led initiative has virtually rid Arizona of one the world's most damaging cotton pests Using pests as part of an insect birth control program helps to get rid of them, UA researchers find. A new approach that combines the planting of pest-resistant cotton and releasing large numbers of sterile moths has virtually eliminated of the world's most destructive cotton pests from Arizona. The novel...

2009-08-27 07:38:00

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, the world's largest car sharing service, and The University of Alabama department of transportation services will announce the launch of Zipcar's car-sharing program on the UA campus today. The first car sharing program in the state of Alabama, the service will help the University reduce demand for parking and associated congestion while offering students a convenient, economical and environmentally friendly alternative to owning a car....

2008-08-13 21:00:18

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Paula Wagner, Chief Executive Officer of UA, has decided to leave her day-to-day responsibilities and return to her first love, which is producing films. As such, MGM and UA confirmed today that Ms. Wagner will transition to the role of a producer under her own independent production shingle and be attached to UA's most exciting film properties. In November 2006, United Artists was reborn under a partnership formed between Tom Cruise, Ms. Wagner and...

2008-07-02 06:01:01

By Aaron Mackey, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 2--The dean of the UA's medical school is stepping down amid a reorganization of the program that oversees the university's growing health-sciences center. Dr. Keith Joiner, who has been dean of the University of Arizona's College of Medicine since 2004, will rejoin the medical school's faculty to teach and help expand a statewide health program, according to a memo released Tuesday. His tenure ends July 15. Joiner's departure came...

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2006-04-25 19:00:17

UA's nanotechnology research group is using proteins from living cells to "grow" wires on microchips. Their work promises to revolutionize the way microchips are made by combining biology and electronics "” leading to smaller, faster and more efficient circuits for cell phones, computers, MP3 players and a thousand other microelectronic devices. But that's only one of the benefits of this research. The work holds promise in several areas, such as improving testing methods for anticancer...

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2005-11-10 12:45:35

Arizona -- Not many people celebrate their year-end holidays on the east Antarctic ice sheet. But nearly every year for more than a decade, University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) professors, graduate students or alumni have. They have been part of the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program, intent on collecting pieces of asteroids, the moon and Mars which have landed as meteorites on the whitest place on Earth. "ANSMET is such an amazing program," UA...

2005-08-25 12:01:35

Carrying the right bacterial hitchhiker can make the difference between life and death for an aphid. Pea aphids are often under attack by wasps seeking to lay their eggs inside aphids, turning them into an all-you-can-eat buffet for the larval wasps. The aphids vary in their resistance to the wasps, which scientists had chalked up to genetic differences between aphids. But it's not in their genes at all -- the wasp-resistant aphids owe their lives to the symbiotic bacteria carried inside...