See the articles published on The Conversation in October
Each month, faculty members from across the University share their expertise on The Conversation, an independent, not-for-profit news source committed to communicating the work of scholars. The Conversation makes all of its articles available at no charge to any news organization that wants to republish them. In addition, The Associated Press distributes The Conversation articles to newsrooms across the United States.
To recognize University of Arizona scholars who are contributing to The Conversation's goal of informing public debate "with knowledge-based journalism that is responsible, ethical and supported by evidence," the Office of University Communications will post a story each month listing the articles that have been published on The Conversation.
Below please find the list for October.
Oct. 19, 2020
NASA's OSIRIS-REx will land on an asteroid to bring home rocks and dust – if it can avoid Mt. Doom
OSIRIS-REx will touch down on asteroid Bennu, collect a sample of the dust and begin its journey back to Earth, where scientists will study it, hoping to learn secrets of the solar system's origin.
Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation
Professor of Practice of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Oct. 22, 2020
A tiny circular racetrack for light can rapidly detect single molecules
An optical sensor that can detect individual molecules promises early detection of diseases and environmental contamination.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Optical Sciences
Oct. 23, 2020
A second pathway into cells for SARS-CoV-2: New understanding of the neuropilin-1 protein could speed vaccine research
Scientists in the UK and Germany discovered a new doorway that the COVID-19 virus uses to infect human cells. This reveals new therapeutic possibilities for blocking the virus.
Oct. 30, 2020
The scariest things in the universe are black holes – and here are 3 reasons
The scariest beast in the universe has an insatiable appetite and shreds its victims.
Distinguished Professor of Astronomy
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