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Planetary lab's Drake may live on in most fitting way

Michael Drake knew the OSIRIS-REx mission would be his final achievement as a scientist and as director of the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

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Firm offers super-fast lasers, more

Try imagining something that happens in one ten-thousandth of a billionth of a second.

May 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

6 local tech startups win grants

More than 100 startup technology companies applied for the Arizona Commerce Authority's Innovation challenge, but only eight received money - and six of those are in Tucson.

May 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Aerospace clearinghouse sought

Aerospace clearinghouse sought

An institute to promote collaboration in the aerospace industry may become a reality in Arizona after years of discussion.

April 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
'Green is good'

'Green is good'

Greener homes are going up in Green Valley.

April 22, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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UA's patents promise marvels

UA's patents promise marvels

The 13 U.S. patents issued to University of Arizona researchers and faculty members in fiscal year 2010 provide a window onto a range of technological advancements.

April 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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UA student from Africa hopes to use Ph.D. work to ensure clean water

UA student from Africa hopes to use Ph.D. work to ensure clean water

Growing up in East Africa, Aminata Kilungo developed a strong concern for water quality and the environment.

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Ross Dress for Less, Big Lots ride growth wave in Sahuarita

Ross Dress for Less, Big Lots ride growth wave in Sahuarita

A new Ross Dress for Less store just opened in fast-growing Sahuarita.

March 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ross Dress for Less, Big Lots ride growth wave in Sahuarita

A new Ross Dress for Less store just opened in fast-growing Sahuarita.

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New head of AZ innovation center enthused by entrepreneurship here

New head of AZ innovation center enthused by entrepreneurship here

As new director of the Arizona Center for Innovation, Joann MacMaster has high hopes for the companies she works with.

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Tucson resorts report rise in business travel

Tucson resorts report rise in business travel

Companies are starting to book resorts for trips again - a sign not only that the economy is picking up, but that the stigma of luxury corporate travel is fading.

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Drones that stay airborne forever

Drones that stay airborne forever

Unmanned aircraft are flying every day on missions that call for them to collect data and images for hours on end.

February 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Shoppers buck hike of 0.99 of a penny

Shoppers buck hike of 0.99 of a penny

Your total comes to 99 cents - and ninety-nine hundredths of a penny. Wait, what? Since 99 Cents Only Stores raised prices by 0.99 of a cent in September 2008, more than 20 written complaints have been filed with the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures over the pricing structure.

February 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Rosy future seen for Tucson biotech

Rosy future seen for Tucson biotech

Tucson's biosciences sector is expected to grow as companies like Ventana Medical Systems/Roche add jobs and boost the industry overall, says the latest industry update by the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice.

February 05, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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2 optics career tracks eliminated at Pima

2 optics career tracks eliminated at Pima

Pima Community College is restructuring its technology program due to low enrollment in the past few years.

January 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Institute gives students a look at real research

Institute gives students a look at real research

When Samone Sims grows up, she might want to be an astronaut, or maybe a scientist who studies meteors.

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Cafe Desta, on Stone Avenue, is city's 2nd Ethiopian eatery

Cafe Desta, on Stone Avenue, is city's 2nd Ethiopian eatery

After watching and waiting for years, a pair of restaurateurs are finally convinced that Tucson can support not just one but two Ethiopian eateries. So Brooke and Telahoun Molla have opened Cafe Desta downtown at 758 S. Stone Ave.

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Photo company generates alert by BBB for ignoring complaints

The local Better Business Bureau is alerting customers that it has received eight complaints against a Tucson photography company since October.

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New An restaurant to open at Casino del Sol

New An restaurant to open at Casino del Sol

Kwang An - the "Mr. An" of his well-known TV commercials - is bringing his persona and food to Casino Del Sol starting this weekend. An will open a 6,500-square-foot restaurant, named An Del Sol, his third Tucson restaurant. It will have a sushi bar and sports bar, and will serve Japanese an…

December 13, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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'81 team that developed CD gets engineering prize

'81 team that developed CD gets engineering prize

Texas Instruments has received a Milestone in Electrical Engineering award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers for technology invented in the 1980s that led to the invention of the compact disc.

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Biotech firms get federal funding

Biotech firms get federal funding

Nearly $9 million in federal tax credits and grants recently awarded to a dozen Tucson companies will boost research on technology ranging from new cancer drugs to a device used to cut open an eye during cataract surgery.

December 02, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Firm breathes, builds pianos

Firm breathes, builds pianos

Everyone thought Daniel Ley's idea was crazy. "This is unheard of," he said. "People looked at me and said, 'You are nuts.'"

November 21, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Stereo repairman stays in tune with customers

Stereo repairman stays in tune with customers

Jeff Brucker doesn't know anyone else in Tucson who can do what he does. "I think I'm the last dinosaur left," he said. "That's what I tell my customers. There's really no one who does it professionally that I know of."

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Tucson Oddity: Spiky creation catches shoppers' eyes

Tucson Oddity: Spiky creation catches shoppers' eyes

To some, it may resemble a cell phone tower, a saguaro cactus, a solar-power generator or a palm tree.

November 08, 2010 12:00 am Related

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Love story of 60 years now plain to see for all

Love story of 60 years now plain to see for all

As Tom Oger reads the message he wrote for his wife, Ruth, he begins to cry. "I love you, Angel. We have been together for 60 years and you are my dream come true. I may not always say it, but I feel it every day. You are so true and tender in every single way. I love you," he wrote.

November 01, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Exhibition gives glimpse into ship passengers' lives

Exhibition gives glimpse into ship passengers' lives

Nils Martin Ödahl set sail aboard the R.M.S Titanic with hopes of traveling to the U.S. to study botany.

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BLM puts wild horses, burros up for adoption

It was the kindness in his eyes that convinced her.

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Garden project teaches youth values of their native cultures

Garden project teaches youth values of their native cultures

Carmella Kahn-Thornbrugh grew up in a rural area of the Navajo Reservation, with no paved roads and huge expanses of open land.

October 16, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Adopt a mustang, wild burro in Tombstone this weekend

The Bureau of Land Management will hold a wild horse and burro adoption this weekend in Tombstone.

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Champs get rolling on club team

Chad Cohn spent 36 hours a week practicing, training and studying in order to get the gold medal, and it paid off.

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Neighbors: For once-homeless chefs, helping is key ingredient

Neighbors: For once-homeless chefs, helping is key ingredient

When Jon Boyette and Ed Allen began cooking food for the homeless at a local church, they already had lived on and off the streets for about three years.

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Officials revamp procedures to improve ZonaZoo safety

Officials revamp procedures to improve ZonaZoo safety

After last week's ZonaZoo mess that shut hundreds of students out of the Iowa game, the UA is calling on those fans to show up even earlier today.

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Pet-dumping 'crisis' brings adoption plea; recession is blamed

Bob and Candace Persoon wanted to save a dog. They didn't want another expensive breed from a "puppy mill."

September 14, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Vision of hope for kids

Vision of hope for kids

Abraham Deng Ater is one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," a group of young men who were relocated to Tucson. Since his arrival, he has pursued his education and now has founded a nonprofit organization in hopes of building a school one day in his home country.

September 06, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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