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Tucson shop's 'smart' tables become virtual waitresses

Tucson shop's 'smart' tables become virtual waitresses

New coffee and desserts shop has touch-screen tables for gaming, menus. 

August 15, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Local 'sci-fi' projects advance in NASA competition

Local 'sci-fi' projects advance in NASA competition

NASA funds five proposals for far-out projects and two are based in Tucson. 

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NSF releases funds for massive survey telescope

NSF releases funds for massive survey telescope

The LSST promises the widest, deepest, fastest view of the cosmos.

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Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Effort ensures production of mirrors here for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

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Bill allowing Tesla to sell cars directly to Arizonans advances

Bill allowing Tesla to sell cars directly to Arizonans advances

PHOENIX — Calling the approach and the product innovative, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to let Tesla Motors finally start selling their electric vehicles directly to Arizona consumers.

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Simple device aims to aid drivers when dust storms hit

Simple device aims to aid drivers when dust storms hit

CASA GRANDE — A small, relatively inexpensive device a meteorologist built at his Mesa home in his spare time might lead to a warning system to help drivers avoid dangerous dust storms that sweep across Interstate 10 between Tucson and Phoenix.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Tech: UA launch pad getting more startups, patent applications off the ground

Tucson Tech: UA launch pad getting more startups, patent applications off the ground

Last fall, the head of the University of Arizona’s new technology transfer arm said the effort was bearing fruit that would soon be reflected in more faculty invention disclosures, UA patents and other measures.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Northwest Medical Center completes new surgical wing

Northwest Medical Center completes new surgical wing

Northwest Medical Center has built a new surgical wing with larger suites and technologically advanced equipment. The $50 million wing is complete and will be operational Jan. 27.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tech startup looks to create custom weekly grocery ads

Despite a significant move to online ads, printed weekly grocery circulars have remained a mainstay of supermarkets, which spent more than $11 billion on newspaper circulars alone last year.

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Tucson police warn Microsoft users of phone scam

Tucson police are warning residents of a phone scam targeting Microsoft Windows users. 

January 13, 2014 1:22 pm

Tucson firms find it's buyer beware in Wild West of Internet marketing

The salesman’s claims were too good to be true, in retrospect, says local business owner Danny Valenzuela.

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Regulators approve fee on APS solar customers

State utility regulators approved new fees for Arizona Public Service Co. customers with solar-energy systems, in a decision that could ultimately affect solar customers in Tucson.

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Garmin closes Tucson dog-collar plant, laying off 60

Tri-Tronics Inc., a subsidiary of GPS-device maker Garmin Ltd., has closed its local electronic dog-collar manufacturing operation, laying off about 60 production workers as production is moved to Taiwan.

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Forget Google glasses, think UA goggles

Forget Google glasses, think UA goggles

University of Arizona optical scientist is inventing a variety of wearable displays that combine virtual reality with, well, reality.

October 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Robotics challenge more than just a game

Robotics challenge more than just a game

Throwing flying discs into targets seems like all fun and games.

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UA audio site tries crowd funding

Crowd Audio, a music-production website founded by University of Arizona alumni, has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo.

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Anything you can imagine happening in our vast universe already has

Anything you can imagine happening in our vast universe already has

These four guys are devising a way to instantly find the dozen "rarest of the rare" events among the million phenomena that will be seen each night by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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University of Arizona physicists pleased with Nobel Prize awarded in their field

Physicists who worked to prove the existence of the subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson basked in reflected glory Tuesday as the Nobel Prize in physics went to two men who had theorized its existence — Francois Englert and Peter Higgs.

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Longtime car dealer O'Rielly gets major makeover

Longtime car dealer O'Rielly gets major makeover

A major remodeling at O’Rielly Chevrolet on East Broadway includes a complete face-lift and new features — including an indoor delivery area where car buyers can learn to use all the new technology packed into cars these days.

September 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Ariz. Senate bans unwanted text messages

PHOENIX — Those unwanted text messages for everything from special sales to dating services could soon be a thing of the past.

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