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Research News - August 2018

self-driving car

UA Students on the Road to Safer Self-Driving Cars

Students from across the U.S. are putting their skills to the test as they remotely drive the University of Arizona's Cognitive and Autonomous Test, or CAT, vehicle.
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NASA Awards UbiQD Contract to Develop Greenhouse Films for Space Missions

Phase I STTR will fund a collaboration with the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center to develop and test quantum dot materials for maximizing crop yields on the moon, Mars or other long-term space missions.
robot weeder

Research Looks at Automating Weed Killing Function

A research team at the University of Arizona has developed a precision spray assembly capable of delivering herbicides at the centimeter level of accuracy with minimal off-target spray at travel speeds of 2 miles per hour.
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UA Researchers Identifying Algorithms to Increase Relevant Drug Interaction Alerts

The algorithms will be incorporated into electronic health record systems to alert providers about relevant, patient-specific, potential drug interactions.
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Metal Mining Waste Focus of $3.27M UA Superfund Research Program

Five colleges at the University of Arizona are studying human and environmental risks and developing practical solutions for the mining industry and health professions.