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Mars 2020 Rover Mission to Include Scout Helicopter
NASA will test the aircraft's feasibility with up to five flights in 30 days and use it for mission planning and rover navigation.
Do You Tan or Burn? What Genes Say About Your Skin in the Sun
A genetic study could help predict who gets skin cancer, made more likely by severe childhood sunburns.
Space Dust Dings OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft
Mission on target to encounter asteroid this year, return sample to Earth in 2023.
UA Student's Non-Opioid Pain Relief Research Highlighted in DC
Lindsey Chew's work is leading her to pursue a physician-scientist career path.
Lifeblood of the Desert: Salt River Project Team Turns to ASU Robots to Maintain Canals
The infrastructure poses unique technical and personnel challenges, which could be made more efficient with robotics.
Lifeblood of the Desert: Can Technology Solve Yuma's Water Woes?
Scientists hope cutting edge tech will allow farmers to zero in on water usage and efficiency.
Students Celebrate Santa Cruz River with Poems and Art
Pima County's Living River of Words contest inspired by visits to flowing river.
Lifeblood of the Desert: Restoration Brings New Life to Santa Cruz River
The river has supported four millennia of agriculture and growth in Tucson.
For Fungus-Infected Frogs, It’s Change or Die
That includes frogs in Arizona, like grass frogs and the threatened Chiricahua leopard frog.
NASA Delays Telescope Launch Again
UA astronomer leads camera team that will look for early galaxies.
Aerospace, Defense Company to Expand Its Chandler Footprint
Orbital ATK will open a 47-acre campus near it's existing space.
Scientists Want to Know: Can Table Salt Slow Global Warming?
Salt is superior to aluminum oxide to scatter heat-causing sunlight.
Heavy Rocket to Propel Chandler-Based Operation Into New Market
Private Orbital ATK moving into higher orbits, heavier satellites and, possibly, human missions.
Global Telescope Array Peering Into Space for 1st Glimpse of Black Hole
UA part of Event Horizon Telescope experiment, which would provide clues to universe's origins.
UA Focused on Project to Get First Images of Black Holes
National Science Foundation grant will help coordinate and compute data from telescopes.
Scientists Sue EPA Over Who Can Serve On Advisory Boards
The lawsuit is in reaction to the banning of EPA-grant recipients from the boards.
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