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UA alumna Tania Martínez Cruz wins 2016 National Youth Prize for Academic Achievement

UA alumna Tania Martínez Cruz wins 2016 National Youth Prize for Academic Achievement | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto personally awarded a former UA alumna with the 2016 National Youth Prize for Academic Achievement, an award only 18 out of 22,000 applicants received.
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Awards and Accolades | UA@Work

Awards and Accolades | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Congratulations to these recently honored employees, projects and programs.
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Hydroponics operation takes root in Mass. | Boston Globe

Hydroponics operation takes root in Mass. | Boston Globe | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
At Little Leaf Farms in Devens, pelleted lettuce seeds planted in soilless trays are nourished with a mixture of water and nutrients — , a precise application of everything a plant needs to grow.
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Growing Greens in the Spare Room as ‘Vertical Farm’ Start-Ups Flourish | New York (NY) Times

Growing Greens in the Spare Room as ‘Vertical Farm’ Start-Ups Flourish | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
LED lighting and short growing periods have helped the rise of indoor farming, but scaling up is tougher.
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World’s Largest Robotic Field Scanner Now in Place | UANews

World’s Largest Robotic Field Scanner Now in Place | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The world's largest robotic field scanner has been inaugurated at the University of Arizona's Maricopa Agricultural Center, or MAC, near Phoenix. Mounted on a 30-ton steel gantry moving along 200-meter steel rails over 1.5 acres of energy sorghum, the high-throughput phenotyping robot senses and continuously images the growth and development of the crop, generating an extremely high-resolution, enormous data stream — about 5 terabytes per day.
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UA Engineers Zero In on Ovarian Cancer

UA Engineers Zero In on Ovarian Cancer | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona researcher Jennifer Barton is leading a two-year, $1 million project funded by the National Cancer Institute to identify imaging biomarkers of ovarian cancer, the most deadly gynecological cancer in the United States. This work may enable the first effective screening system for ovarian cancer, said Barton, interim director of the UA's BIO5 Institute. 
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NGMA Spring Meeting Agenda Features Focus On Cannabis, Aquaponics, And More | Greenhouse Grower

Register now for the National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association’s Spring Meeting, which takes place April 10-12 in Tucson, AZ.
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Campus Celebrity: Ella Anguiano

Campus Celebrity: Ella Anguiano | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Ella Anguiano works in a research greenhouse at the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center growing tomatoes.
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Documentary Wins Regional Emmy | UANews

Documentary Wins Regional Emmy | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The documentary "Earthlight" follows the success of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center lunar greenhouse team in constructing a closed system that recycles all air and water and produces food that astronauts will need for extended missions to the moon and Mars.
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Farming techniques from 'The Martian' movie already in use by UA researchers

Farming techniques from 'The Martian' movie already in use by UA researchers | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The biggest movie of the weekend, 'The Martian,' has already made over $50 million. It's the story of an astronaut left behind on a mission to Mars. To survive, he has to figure...
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'The Martian' Food-Growing System: It's Here | UANews

'The Martian' Food-Growing System: It's Here | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
"So, I've got to figure out a way to grow three years' worth of food here — on a planet where nothing grows," says Mark Watney, the botanist who ends up stranded on the red planet in Ridley Scott’s new film, "The Martian." Watney, whose character is played by actor Matt Damon, later engineers a way to grow potatoes on Mars and remarks, "I am the greatest botanist on this planet."
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New Device Speeds Diagnosis of Tissue Infection | Medical Design Briefs

Medical Design Briefs features exclusive coverage of the latest medical and bio medical innovations from NASA, its industry partners, and other major players in medical research and development worldwide. From heart pumps and defibrillators to surgical robots, NASA has developed thousands of medical breakthroughs on the way to space.

Articles and product briefs focus on design advances that are shaping the future of health care — improving safety and saving lives while reducing costs. Each issue reports on electronics, sensors, test, measurement, imaging, software, materials, mechanical components, manufacturing, prototyping, and much more.
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Rapid Molecular Diagnostic Device Spots Pathogenic DNA Within Four Minutes University of Arizona Study | BioSpace

Rapid Molecular Diagnostic Device Spots Pathogenic DNA Within Four Minutes A new device created by a collaborative team of UA engineers and scientists
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Engineering Alumna Wins National Prize in Mexico

Engineering Alumna Wins National Prize in Mexico | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
At age 14, Tania Eulalia Martínez Cruz of the Mixe indigenous community in Mexico's Oaxaca state left her mountain home on a bus for Texcoco, more than 12 hours away, where there was a high school she could attend.
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10 Educational Programs Helping to Support the Growth of Indoor Agriculture | Seedstock

10 Educational Programs Helping to Support the Growth of Indoor Agriculture | Seedstock | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
several universities and experienced growers have begun offering an array of programs and short courses designed to get the growing class of controlled
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Gana maestra Mixe Premio Nacional de la Juventud 2016 | Noticias

Gana maestra Mixe Premio Nacional de la Juventud 2016 | Noticias | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
La maestra Mixe, Tania Eulalia Martínez Cruz, obtuvo el Premio Nacional de la Juventud 2016, en la categoría Logro Académico, cuyo galardón le fue entregado de manos del Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto, en la Residencia Oficial de los Pinos en la Ciudad de México.En el país son 18 galardonados y la originaria de Tamazulapam del Espíritu Santo,  destacó en la categoría B, de 19 a 29 años de edad.
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UA, Saudi Universities Partner on Farming | UANews

UA, Saudi Universities Partner on Farming | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The idea that it takes millions or billions of dollars to make a significant difference in social agriculture is being dispelled by the University of Arizona and Saudi Arabia institutions. Working in partnership to develop pilot farming projects with price tags of less than $50,000, the institutions are advancing social agriculture to help farmers achieve economic profitability while promoting environmental sustainability.
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Promising UA Grad Students Earn NSF Fellowships | UANews

Promising UA Grad Students Earn NSF Fellowships | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A group of 24 students affiliated with the University of Arizona received the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which is granted to those with proven potential for making significant achievements in their fields.
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Agri-Bots: US Department Of Energy Invests Millions In Cutting-Edge Arizona Crop Scanner | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Agri-Bots: US Department Of Energy Invests Millions In Cutting-Edge Arizona Crop Scanner | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the middle of a field of sorghum, near Maricopa, a giant robot is at work. Scientists are using that machine to study biofuel crops under drought conditions. To do this, the U.S. Department of Energy has invested millions into this first of its kind robotic recording system. This new tool will help fuel and feed a growing population, with dwindling water supplies.
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UAs compost cats take to Jacksonville to talk food security and greening the world

UAs compost cats take to Jacksonville to talk food security and greening the world | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Compost Cats, the UA’s student-run composting program, recently attended a conference put on by the U.S. Composting Council in Jacksonville, Florida.
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UA grad student hopes to use phone tech for water tests

UA grad student hopes to use phone tech for water tests | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Testing your water quality: There could be an app for that.
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UA researchers behind Mars greenhouses react to 'The Martian' movie - www.1041kqth.com

UA researchers behind Mars greenhouses react to 'The Martian' movie - www.1041kqth.com | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A stranded astronaut has to figure out a way to survive on Mars, including growing his own food. It's the plot of the newest blockbuster hit 'The Martian' and the answer to the fictional astronaut's food dilemma is currently sitting in a University of Arizona warehouse.
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How the UA Delivers 'Martian' Food | UANews

Gene Giacomelli, director of the University of Arizona's Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, or CEAC, shared the same challenges in growing crops as the fictitious botanist stranded on Mars in the new movie "The Martian."
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A Greenhouse for the Moon, or Mars | Big Think | Big Think

A Greenhouse for the Moon, or Mars | Big Think | Big Think | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With a NASA grant, researchers at the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture facility in Tucson have developed a piece of technology called the “lunar greenhouse,” which will enable a future batch of colonists to sustain themselves on the moon or Mars.
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New medical device concept could reduce time to diagnose infections | Pharmacy Choice

Luckily for patients and doctors alike, a new diagnostic device created by collaborative team of UA engineers and scientists may significantly reduce the amount of time necessary to diagnose tissue infections. The device's novel approach to molecular diagnostics, called DOTS qPCR, is faster, more efficient and less expensive than alternatives currently being used in clinics. The work is described online in the journal Science Advances

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