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Scottsdale, Arizona - Bats have an undeserved bad reputation. But, do you know all of the good things they do, like eating pesky mosquitoes and flies? The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites you to participate in a bat monitoring survey on Saturday, August 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale.
Phoenix, Arizona - The wait is over for eager hunters who applied for the upcoming season. Draw results for Arizona’s 2014 fall deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo and pheasant hunts are now available online.
Tucson, Arizona - In a multimillion dollar effort to increase the number of Native American students in graduate programs, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is continuing funding of a program founded at the University of Arizona.
Tucson, Arizona - A school-based asthma program led by the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in Tucson is receiving national attention.
Yuma, Arizona - Much artificial-intelligence research addresses the problem of making predictions based on large data sets. An obvious example is the recommendation engines at retail sites like Amazon and Netflix.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Bamboo construction has traditionally been rather straightforward: Entire stalks are used to create latticed edifices, or woven in strips to form wall-sized screens. The effect can be stunning, and also practical in parts of the world where bamboo thrives.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Diode lasers - used in laser pointers, barcode scanners, DVD players, and other low-power applications - are perhaps the most efficient, compact, and low-cost lasers available.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells.