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Faculty News - March 2021

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Engineers Use Confetti-Sized Device to Change Songbird Pitch, Improve Understanding of Human Speech

University of Arizona engineers have created a tiny, wireless device to rapidly change the pitch of adult songbirds' songs, with the goal of better understanding communication and speech in the human brain.
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Investigating Boundary Layers in Hypersonic Flight

The UArizona Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering received more than $3 million in funding in support of their hypersonics research on objects that move faster than the speed of sound.
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Engineers Propose Solar-Powered Lunar Ark as 'Modern Global Insurance Policy'

The ambitious project aims to preserve humankind – and animal-kind, plant-kind and fungi-kind – in the event of a global crisis.