Science & Tech

Scientists discuss permafrost, greenhouse gasses

Scientists discuss permafrost, greenhouse gasses

By Victoria Elleby  Sun Star Reporter 04/21/2015 The emission of carbon and methane from permafrost in arctic and sub-arctic regions like Alaska is predicted to be slower than previously researched. The Permafrost Carbon Network is part of a multi-million dollar project that’s part of the study of the Environmental Arctic Change Project, headed by the […]

Flying Robots to revolutionize science in Alaska

by David Spindler Sun Star Reporter 02/10/2015 Studying science in the field can be dangerous, especially when it comes to studying Alaska’s many eco environments such as volcanoes. However, such a job can be easily handled with unmanned aircraft, which is why researchers are planning to send flying robots into volcanoes to retrieve data for […]

It’s electric!

It’s electric!

A new bus has arrived on campus that is the first of its kind, one that is zero emission. This electric shuttle is set to replace one of the normal shuttles starting Apr.-May. It will only run during the summer months because it has smaller wheels than other shuttles and finding snow tires for it […]

UAF in Iceland

By: Jake Rector Sun Star On Oct. 30th of this year, UAF opened a new branch office of the Geophysical Institute in Keflavik, Iceland. This new branch serves as office space for researchers visiting Iceland working specifically with the Geophysical Institute’s Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration. UAF has been doing research in Iceland […]

Biology of Vampires: Lecture and Costume Contest

Biology of Vampires: Lecture and Costume Contest

By Julia Taylor Sun Star Reporter Three UAF scientists bring their expertise and insights from cutting edge research, to examine the pop culture portrayals of vampires. Wednesday’s URSA Research Showcase lecture conveniently starts two minutes before sunset, and lasts for an hour. “I think it is going to be a whole lot of fun,” said […]

The Death of the Technology Advisory Board

The Death of the Technology Advisory Board

Chancellor Brian Rogers has disbanded UAF’s Technology Advisory Board. The chancellor’s office announced the change in a letter Aug. 13. While not all of the details are known, there are some things that Chancellor Rogers’ letter made clear. OIT will now get 60 percent of the Technology fee, “for smart classrooms and equipment supporting students.” […]

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