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Science

Today in science history: March 31

March 31 isn’t just the last day in March. It is also a day of scientific discovery. Ranging from tragedies and innovations in aircraft technology to multiple advancements in space travel, the science history of March 31 is not to be missed. Read more

Rolling coal: UA engineer develops sustainable concrete substitute

Associate professor of mining and geological engineering Jinhong Zhang has developed a new type of concrete. This material is stronger, more flexible and utilizes more environmentally friendly components than typical concrete. With the help of Tech Launch Arizona, Zhang is commercializing his invention—dubbed “Acrete” from Arizona and concrete—with hopes of reducing the environmental impact of industrialization.  Read more

Endangered pupfish given a new home

Arizona Game and Fish Department, said the Rio Sonoyta population and the Quitobaquito population are the same species, but are considered separate “evolutionarily significant units”, and therefore managed separately in order to preserve the species’ purity. Read more

Campus iSpace offers students cutting-edge tech, instruction

Technological advancement is rapidly changing the education game. However, in many cases advanced equipment is prohibitively expensive for student use. The UA libraries are aiming to change that. Located in the Science-Engineering Library, the iSpace is dedicated to giving students the experience they need with cutting-edge technologies. Read more