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Airs during Science Friday, Friday mornings on NPR 89.1

Arizona Science explores the latest research and technological innovations taking place in Southern Arizona and at the University of Arizona.
Episode 159: The Pitfalls of Early Space Exploration

Episode 159: The Pitfalls of Early Space Exploration

December 6, 2018 Originally aired December 7, 2018 UA researcher recalls pitfalls of early interplanetary space exploration.
Episode 158: Is Vaping Addictive?

Episode 158: Is Vaping Addictive?

November 29, 2018 Originally aired Nov 30, 2018 UA research team studies the addictive aspects of smokeless nicotine.
Episode 157: What Ice Age Plants Can Tell Us About Modern Climate Change

Episode 157: What Ice Age Plants Can Tell Us About Modern Climate Change

November 20, 2018 Originally aired Nov 23, 2018 What Ice Age vegetation tells us about the dangers of climate change.
Episode 156: The Lifelong Reward of Math

Episode 156: The Lifelong Reward of Math

November 15, 2018 Originally aired Nov 16, 2018 Your middle school algebra teacher was right — math skills are essential.
Episode 155: A Smaller, Lighter Solar Panel

Episode 155: A Smaller, Lighter Solar Panel

November 8, 2018 Originally Aired Nov 9, 2018 A UA biochemist is looking at the next development in solar power by giving it an organic twist.
Episode 154: Training to Test Rainwater

Episode 154: Training to Test Rainwater

November 1, 2018 Originally aired November 2, 2018 UA project trains community leaders to help scientists test for rainwater pollutants.
Episode 153: The Ice-Volcanoes of Ceres

Episode 153: The Ice-Volcanoes of Ceres

October 25, 2018 Originally aired Oct 26, 2018 Examining surface volcanism on the dwarf planet Ceres.
Episode 152: Detecting Deception

Episode 152: Detecting Deception

October 18, 2018 Originally aired Oct 19, 2018 UA information management professor Jay Nunamaker is leading a team developing advanced sensor technologies to detect the signs of deception.
Episode 151: A New "Spin" on Information

Episode 151: A New "Spin" on Information

October 10, 2018 Originally aired October 12, 2018 A University of Arizona physics professor describes the principle of "spin" and how it can create more efficient information processing and storage.
Episode 150: New Instruments for the James Webb Space Telescope

Episode 150: New Instruments for the James Webb Space Telescope

October 4, 2018 Originally aired Oct 5, 2018 A University of Arizona space scientist discusses the instruments to be launched aboard the James Webb Space Telescope.
Episode 149: Imaging the Final Frontier

Episode 149: Imaging the Final Frontier

September 27, 2018 Originally Aired Mar 16, 2018 REPEAT: Astronomer Tod Lauer explains how the process for data imaging has made major technological advances.
Episode 148: New Purposes for MRI's

Episode 148: New Purposes for MRI's

September 20, 2018 Originally aired Sep 21, 2018 A University of Arizona researcher is finding new purposes for Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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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.

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