Episode 404: Using waste products to create sustainable plastics
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by AZPM
6d ago
Researchers are investigating ways to use waste from fossil fuels to create a new class of advanced plastics. University of Arizona chemistry professor Jeff Pyun talks about how scientists are changing the way companies are thinking about plastic production. He will be the final speaker for the College of Science free lecture series next Wednesday ..read more
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Episode 403: Uncovering details about exoplanets
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by AZPM
6d ago
The University of Arizona-backed James Webb Space Telescope has opened new insight about planets outside our solar system. UA planetary scientist Sara Moran reveals the latest knowledge about exoplanets and the bizarre materials that make up their atmospheres. Dr. Moran is one of the featured presenters in the 2024 College of Science lecture series ..read more
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Episode 401: Revealing surprises about black holes
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by AZPM
2w ago
Scientists began developing theories about black holes more than a hundred years ago. University of Arizona professor Sam Gralla explains why the existence of black holes continues to raise questions about the basic concepts of physics. He will be the leadoff speaker for this year ..read more
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Episode 402: Finding twists in tree ring research
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by AZPM
2w ago
Each ring on a tree stump can mark a complete cycle of the seasons, dating back thousands of years. University of Arizona researcher Charlotte Pearson talks about how trees have recorded events through time, from floods to solar storms. She will give a talk on the subject next Wednesday at the College of Science free lecture series ..read more
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Episode 401: Revealing surprises about black holes
Arizona Science
by AZPM
2w ago
Scientists began developing theories about black holes more than a hundred years ago. University of Arizona professor Sam Gralla explains why the existence of black holes continues to raise questions about the basic concepts of physics. He will be the leadoff speaker for this year’s College of Science lecture series next week ..read more
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Episode 397: Taking Arizona hearing science research to communities in Mexico
Arizona Science
by AZPM
2w ago
REPEAT. Cochlear implants can open a world of possibilities by restoring a sense of sound and speech. Retired University of Arizona honors professor Ted Glattke is taking the latest research in auditory science to small towns in Mexico, helping children overcome hearing issues ..read more
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Episode 391: Can wastewater recycling help solve Arizona’s water issues?
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by AZPM
2w ago
REPEAT. Recycling wastewater has proven successful in places as diverse as the International Space Station and Disneyland ..read more
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Episode 387: Solving the Hispanic Health Paradox
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by AZPM
2w ago
REPEAT: Researchers have found non-white Hispanics live longer and have better health outcomes than people from other ethnic and cultural groups ..read more
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Episode 385: How social isolation can lead to health issues
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by AZPM
2w ago
REPEAT: The U-S Surgeon General says loneliness and social isolation can have a devastating impact on mental and physical health ..read more
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Episode 382: Preparing to receive the asteroid sample from OSIRIS-REx
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2w ago
REPEAT: The University of Arizona-backed OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will return its long-awaited sample of rocks and dust from the asteroid Bennu this week ..read more
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