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A 360-Degree Lifesaving View: Professor Brings Actual Health Care Situations to Virtual Reality


Petra Williams, a professor of physical therapy, is part of a team that uses immersive virtual reality to provide teaching experiences to students in health professions.
5-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increasing Aridity and Land-Use Overlap Have Potential to Cause Social and Economic Conflict in Dryland Areas


According to a paper published recently in Ecosphere, Drylands are of concern because broad-scale changes in these systems have the potential to affect 36 percent of the world’s human population.
23-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NAU Researchers Find Silent Victim in Drug Wars: Central America’s Forests


Forests in Central America are diminishing at alarming rates for reasons you would never suspect.
17-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

No Biochar Benefit for Temperate Zone Crops, Says New Report


Scientists believe that biochar, the partially burned remains of plants, has been used as fertilizer for at least 2,000 years in the Amazon Basin. Since initial studies published several years ago promoted biochar, farmers around the world have been...
25-Apr-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NAU Research Suggests Climate Change Likely to Cause Significant Shift in Grand Canyon Vegetation


Decreases in river flows and frequency of flooding with future climate warming will likely shift vegetation along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon to species with more drought-tolerant traits.
24-Apr-2017 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Soil Carbon Sequestration Goals of Paris Climate Agreement Are Unrealistic, Say Scientists

The Paris Climate Agreement soil carbon sequestration goals are unrealistic, according to scientists from The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and the United States in an opinion piece in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.
21-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New High-Tech Lab Enables NAU Researchers, Students to Command Mars Curiosity Rover


Christopher Edwards, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University, just opened the new Mars Rover Operations and Analysis Laboratory on the NAU campus, where faculty researchers and students will use sophisticated...
20-Apr-2017 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Arizona Ecologist Leads Effort to Quantify Economic Value of Biodiversity


A collaboration of scientists, led by Northern Arizona University professor Bruce Hungate, has created a model to measure the dollars saved by having healthy and diverse ecosystems.
5-Apr-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expert Available to Discuss New Findings About Southern California’s Earthquake Risk

9-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EST

Expert: Lakotas’ Continuing Opposition to #DAPL Measured by Effects on Future Generations

23-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST

Expert: Without TPP, China Looms Large in U.S.-Asia Trade Talks

21-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST

Film Expert Available to Discuss Coming Oscar Nominations

23-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST

Professor and Students Exploring Previously Undiscovered Archaeological Sites


LiDAR technology is helping archaeologists see through the thick jungle to Maya ruins in Belize.
10-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Forestry Expert: Western U.S. Faces Similar Threat as Deadly Australian Wildfires


The raging Australian wildfires that have killed more than 200 people and destroyed some 1,800 homes over the last few weeks can "absolutely happen in the western United States at any time this year," says forest ecosystem expert Wallace...
27-Feb-2009 1:00 PM EST

Geophysics and Earthquakes Expert Available for Comment

Northern Arizona University's Dr. David S. Brumbaugh, Director of the Arizona Earthquake Information Center, is available for comment about the earthquake in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.
30-Jul-2008 8:00 AM EDT

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