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  • UA Flandrau Science Center Goes 'FullDome'

    Fri, 08/29/2014

    A state-of-the-art digital projection system has been installed at the UA Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium that will captivate visitors as they tour the Earth, the universe, the human body and virtually any other part of the natural world like never before. Providing access to a network of satellite imagery, Flandrau personnel can quickly integrate scientific data into their shows to engage viewers with fascinating events occurring anywhere on the globe.

  • Brown Foundations' $2.5 Million Kicks Off Catapult Corp

    Thu, 08/28/2014

    From laboratories to the marketplace, a new UA program will help companies find success. Initiated with a $2.5 million gift from Tucson's Thomas R. Brown Foundations, the Catapult Corporation – dubbed "Cat Corp" – will provide early-stage capital to promising startup companies emerging from UA researchers and students.

  • Your Secret Food Supplier: The Humble Honeybee

    Thu, 08/28/2014

    Honeybees plays a vital, behind-the-scenes role in Arizona's agricultural industry. They are responsible for pollinating agricultural crops that make up one-third of our diet, including fruits and vegetables.

  • UA Astronomers Witness Asteroid Smashup

    Thu, 08/28/2014

    Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, UA astronomers have spotted an eruption of dust around a young star 1,200 light-years from Earth. The dust most likely resulted from collisions between large asteroids, which can eventually lead to the formation of terrestrial planets.

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