Science

Asteroid Day: An ode to the extraterrestrial

In addition to ushering in a new month, June 30 is also Asteroid Day, a festival on the anniversary of the cataclysmic 1908 Russian "Tunguska Event" asteroid impact, which leveled everything within 700 meters of the crash zone. The UA community will be hosting a number of events in honor of these extraterrestrial bodies and our exploration of them. Read more

Scarier than needles: Expert talks medical device hacking

Dr. Christian Dameff and Dr. Jeff Tully, graduates of the UA College of Medicine in Phoenix, recently hosted a summit on the threat of computer hacking aimed at hospitals and medical devices. With modern medicine relying so much on technology like insulin pumps, pacemakers and electronic medical records, an instance of malicious hacking could be lethal. Read more

Looking to yesterday and tomorrow with OSIRIS-REx

Of all the scientific advancements and achievements born from the UA, few projects are as high profile as the ongoing OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample recovery mission. Here is a briefing on progress so far, as well as the goals anticipated on being accomplished. Read more