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Dr. Yves Lussier, associate director for the University of Arizona BIO5 Institute, explains the emerging field of translational Bio-Informatics.

Emerging Field of Bioinformatics Connects Docs, Gene Researchers

Uses areas of computer science, math and engineering to process biological data; developments result from decade of research.

Wolfgang Fink, University of Arizona associate professor for the College of Engineering, discusses how he is working on a new form of retinal technology that he says could help patients see in much greater detail.

Retinal Implants Get New Tech That Could Improve Clarity

Wolfgang Fink, member of the joint U.S.-German research team developing product said current retinal implants allow people to see, but only basic, blurry shapes.

Adam Block, founder and manage of the UA Sky Center Public Observing Programs, discusses his pictures of his recent astro-photography.

Astrophotographer Captures Images of Now Extinct Comet

The 4.5 billion-year-old comet fell apart Thanksgiving Day as it traveled around the sun.

9th Circuit Court Streaming Proceedings Starting Next Week

As of Dec. 9, this will be the first time a federal appellate court will allow the public to watch cases, arguments online.

A company is designing new fire shelters that can withstand ten times the heat of fire shelters used today.

New Fire Shelter Material Withstands Higher Temps

Company trying to raise money to make shelters that can take 10 times as much heat as shelters used in Yarnell.

Google Earth Maps Helps Track Deforestation Patterns

With the help of Google’s supercomputers, a University of Maryland geographer processed more than 650,000 images into the most detailed map of world deforestation to date.

Hong Hua, optical engineer at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences, discusses developing her own version of Google Glass and exploring some of its possible uses.

Google Glass Brings Consumers Wearable Technology

A wearable, portable computer although fascinating, it also raises privacy, security concerns.

Solar panel array at Tucson Water's Central Avra Valley Storage and Recovery Project

AZ Considers Another Large Scale Solar Power Plant

Proposed project, Maricopa County Park, would produce 300 megawatts of solar electricity, enough to power about 150,000 homes.

ADOT to Take Part in Federal Climate Change Study

Agency among 19 around US that received grant to look into effects of climate change on infrastructure.

City, UA, Private Company Partner to Form Economic Alliance

The Commercialization Network Alliance will connect innovative research with the business community.

NPR: Company Plans to Launch Balloon Ride to Stratosphere

World View, a new space tourism company in Tucson, would offer option to passengers as early as 2015; price about $75K.

Wolfgang Fink, associate professor at University of Arizona and a member of the research team for the Visual and Autonomous Exploration Systems, discusse the new sliver vision testing system.

Vision Testing Makes Its Way to Space

Exposure to radiation, ultraviolet light, low gravity affect astronauts eyes; new technology helps them stay on track with vision health.

Students computers

UA Law College Computer Hackers May Have Access to SS Numbers

Security breach happened in July; those involved might of had access to Social Security numbers of about 9,000 former students, applicants.

UA Researcher Develops App to Manage Traffic

Hopes 'Smartrek' will help people change their driving habits, reduce congestion, save time, fuel.

Pima County Library to Accept Online Payments

Board of supervisors unanimously approved new policy to pay for late fees wherever there is a computer at reach.

Next Generation of Wireless Communication in the Works

UA researchers received $5.5M to create 5G wireless data service; one of the goals is to ease clog of growing amount of data.

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