Science

VR technology holds many opportunities, challenges

Virtual reality (VR) is a rapidly growing technology that allows its user to insert themselves into another world, and is being hailed as a new way to not only experience entertainment, but also as a potential medium for training, doing business and experiencing the world. Despite the vast possibilities, the technology still has kinks and limitations. The main issue? It has nothing to do with technical issues— try nausea and motion sickness. Read more

10 easy steps to make Earth Day part of your entire year

This planet feeds you, clothes you and provides a platform for you to accomplish your goals. While we may be celebrating Earth Day Saturday, every day should be a celebration of the planet that sustains us. With that in mind, here are 10 things you can do every day for the rest of the year to give back to the Earth: Read more

Stay safe at summer festivals with these five quick tips

Last weekend, Arizona hosted two music festivals of epic proportions. It seems that Arizona is becoming a new hub for incredibly populus music festivals. While desert raves have been in the state for decades, only in recent years have they expanded from the underground music scene and become huge commercial enterprises. This lends a certain air of approachability for those not necessarily inclined to headbang for an entire weekend. However, the more cautious of us—watching from our Snapchat stories—are still left wondering “how can I feel safe and comfortable in such a massive crowd?” Read more

Last week in science: Magnetic eels and vaccines

In the midst of spring holidays and preparation for finals, it may be interesting to note that there were amazing discoveries in science over the past week, ranging from ways to protect unborn babies against whooping cough to an eel’s “sixth sense.” Read more

STEM collaboration tackles student career readiness

UA’s STEM Learning Center and UA’s Career Services have collaborated with several companies, including Intel and American Express, to bring internships and other opportunities to gain experience in particular fields to students. The collaboration was inspired by a 2014 study published by the STEM Learning Center that projected the number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs that would be available in Pima County. Read more