Category: Spring 2019
The New Factory
Meet the AMBOTs, mobile 3D printing vehicles designed to work in swarms to create products that stretch the limits of traditional 3D printers, such as aircraft. U of A engineering researchers have started a company based on these robots to realize their vision of producing "anything for anyone, on demand and inexpensively."
Tree rings can tell the history of the earth's environment, and the trees of the Amazon Basin ecosystem provide important clues about our world and its future.
Forces at Work
From the office psychopath to the tyranny of email, Lauren Simon studies the forces at work in the workplace.
Graphene as a source of limitless power? This physicist has found a way to harness the power of graphene in a way that could power pacemakers and other devices without the need for charging.
Micro-dimples on the surface of artificial hip joints improve movement, protect against wear and extend the life of these prostheses.
Global deforestation has shifted from Brazil to Southeast Asia, and with one-fourth of forest loss permanent, global deforestation is not slowing down.
Some cancer tumors are resistant to radiation treatment. Clinical trials are testing new imaging techniques that could reveal when radiation may work, and went it won’t.
Life on Mars
Is life on Mars possible? Some types of life could survive the harsh conditions found on the planet.
Signature Research Areas
Researchers at the U of A are advancing the data revolution, improving health and community vibrancy and innovating for a resilient and sustainable future.