Arizona Science Desk


Super Bowl Exhibit Sparks Science Of Football
As the Super Bowl takes over the Valley, it brings a lot of history with it. A new exhibit downtown is displaying artifacts and equipment from decades ago, with some pieces standing up to the test of time better than others.
Jan. 27, 2015
UA-Run Camera On Mars Orbiter Spots Lander Lost For A Decade
A camera operated by the University of Arizona spotted a Mars lander lost over a decade ago on the red planet. Now that landing has been confirmed, can anything be salvaged of the failed mission?
Jan. 20, 2015
Climate Change May Make Airplane Takeoffs More Difficult, Expensive
Temperatures at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix have been known to hit 120 degrees, sometimes higher. Warmer days due climate change may affect how airplanes take off, and raise ticket prices.
Jan. 20, 2015
University of Arizona Establishes New Medical Biorepository
The University of Arizona has many labs and biological samples scattered about it’s campuses, often delaying and disorganizing samples. A new facility aims to fix that.
Jan. 12, 2015
NASA To Test Twin Brothers While One Is In Space
NASA will be embarking on a unique mission this spring.
Jan. 9, 2015
Climate Research Studies Effects Of Wind On Global Warming And Dryness In The Southwest
When you think about just how dry Arizona, the rest of the Southwest and California have been for more than a decade, does it seem possible that it’s being caused by unusually strong winds?
Jan. 8, 2015
EPA: Climate Action Is In Communitys Hands
Part of the Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona will soon be shutting down to comply with EPA standards. While this upset some, the EPA insists climate action is in the hands of the community.
Jan. 7, 2015
EPA Administrator Defends Fuel Standards And Public Transit Amid Falling Gas Prices
Gas prices continue to fall around the state, with some stations below $1.90. However, don’t expect fuel efficiency standards to fall as well.
Jan. 7, 2015
With Flu Season Well Underway In Phoenix, The Worst Is Still To Come
It’s shaping up to be a rough flu season. The sounds of coughing and sneezing are starting to become commonplace in the Valley, but according to health officials, the worse is yet to come.
Jan. 6, 2015
Earth To Reach Closest Point To The Sun For The Year
The earth will reach the closest point to the sun for the year Saturday night.
Jan. 3, 2015
Super Bowl Program Supports Growing Urban Forest In Phoenix
Phoenix is known as an oasis in the desert, but can it become a city in a forest? There are some big local organizations and a big game that are trying to make that happen.
Dec. 29, 2014
ADOT Updates Clean Air Blue Skies Plate Eligibility
The Arizona Department of Transportation has updated its list of vehicles eligible for the “Clean Air Blue Skies” license plates. While some vehicles have been added, many common ones have been removed.
Dec. 23, 2014
Non-Toxic Algal Outbreak in Lake Havasu Due To Invasive Species
Lake Havasu is a popular tourist destination, but large plumes of Algae have raised concern for the lake, and it may not be the only thing to worry about in the water.
Dec. 22, 2014
Large Philanthropist Gift To UA-Partnered Giant Magellan Telescope Observatory
The University of Arizona is partnering with ten other institutions to build the world’s largest telescope. Now, the founder of a Scottsdale based company is giving the project a sizable boost.
Dec. 16, 2014
U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz On STEM Education
U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz was in the Valley this week, talking about STEM education. KJZZ’s Science and Innovation Correspondent Andrew Bernier spoke with him about Arizona’s Energy future.
Dec. 12, 2014
Alternative Fuels Not Created Equal in the Valley
Gas prices are as low as they’ve been in years. But alternative fuel sources, which typically drop off when gas is cheaper, still play a role in getting around the Valley and officials support some of those alternative fuel sources more than they do others.
Dec. 10, 2014
AIA Recognizes Robotics As A High School Sport
A popular after-school activity is now being recognized as a sport in Arizona. While students may not break a sweat, state and national competitions can be fierce, if there is money to support it.
Dec. 2, 2014
ASU Researchers Develop Jetpack Technology to Help Ground Troop Mobility
While running a few seconds faster may not make a big difference over short distances, it may mean life or death in combat situations. Borrowing from familiar technology, a new ASU project may make that speed boost a reality for those who need it.
Dec. 1, 2014
UA Scientists Learn From Comet Probe Problems
Scientists at the University of Arizona are learning from the problems of the Philae probe that landed on a comet earlier this month.
Nov. 29, 2014
County Health Department: Sierra Leone Traveler Tested Negative For Ebola
An individual was transported to the Maricopa Integrated Health System for Ebola testing on Friday morning and test results are negative from Ebola, according to a statement by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.
Nov. 28, 2014