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Arizona Science explores the latest research and technological innovations taking place in Southern Arizona and at the University of Arizona.
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Episode 353: Why computers might not be as smart as we think
February 3, 2023

Episode 353: Why computers might not be as smart as we think

Computers are such a part of our everyday lives that we take for granted that they are thinking machines.
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Episode 352: Solving misconceptions about the aging brain
January 27, 2023

Episode 352: Solving misconceptions about the aging brain

Researchers are finding more about what happens to our brains as we get older.
Episode 351: How University of Arizona students are preparing for careers guiding space missions
January 20, 2023

Episode 351: How University of Arizona students are preparing for careers guiding space missions

University of Arizona students are getting their own unmanned satellite ready for launch.
Episode 350:  Simulating residency on another world
January 13, 2023

Episode 350: Simulating residency on another world

Scientists predict people might spend years living off-world in the coming decades.
Episode 349: Exploring the University of Arizona campus arboretum
January 6, 2023

Episode 349: Exploring the University of Arizona campus arboretum

Bringing the stories of cacti, shrubs, and saplings to the U of A from around the world.
Episode 348: A new type of pacemaker for the heart
December 16, 2022

Episode 348: A new type of pacemaker for the heart

New technology is helping scientists develop a gentler, less painful way to use electricity to stimulate the heart.
Episode 347: The 1-year anniversary of the James Webb Space Telescope.
December 9, 2022

Episode 347: The 1-year anniversary of the James Webb Space Telescope.

The groundbreaking James Webb Space Telescope was launched in December a year ago
Episode 346: How and why animals evolved in different color
December 2, 2022

Episode 346: How and why animals evolved in different color

Examining why certain animals look the way they do.
Episode 345: Developing the next generation of space suits
November 18, 2022

Episode 345: Developing the next generation of space suits

A Tucson company is creating space suits for astronauts who will be taking the next steps on the moon and Mars.
Episode 344: Using green energy for agriculture
November 11, 2022

Episode 344: Using green energy for agriculture

Researchers are developing new ways for solar energy to help farmers grow crops.
Episode 343: How to eat better using culinary medicine
November 5, 2022

Episode 343: How to eat better using culinary medicine

The University of Arizona is helping develop the first culinary medicine program in the state.
Episode 342: The hunt for hidden water contaminants
October 28, 2022

Episode 342: The hunt for hidden water contaminants

Testing for PFAS in Arizona groundwater.

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About the Show

Arizona Science explores the latest scientific research and technological innovations taking place in Southern Arizona and at the University of Arizona. Catch Arizona Science each Friday during Science Friday on NPR 89.1.

Arizona Science has a different guest each week and is hosted by Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D. Regents Professor in the U of A's Department of Neuroscience, and Tim Swindle, Ph.D. and Head of the UofA's Lunar and Planetary Lab.

Arizona Public Media is a service of the University of Arizona and our broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents who hold the trademarks for Arizona Public Media and AZPM. We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples.
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