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KNAU and Arizona News
7:16 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Brain Food: Insights And Discoveries From The Campus Of Northern Arizona University

"Intercepted" bat in Sedona
Credit Carol Chambers

Slogging through the thick, sticky mud of a pond in Sedona, wildlife biologist Carol Chambers is catching bats in nets stretched across the water.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:57 am
Thu July 18, 2013

KNAU Meteorologist Lee Born: Monsoon And Rainfall Update

KNAU meteorologist, Lee Born
Credit KNAU

The monsoon season has arrived in full force. This week has brought some powerful storms to the region. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris spoke with meteorologist Lee Born about this summer's rainfall.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:14 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Charge! NAU's Bike-Powered Electronics Charging Station Opens

An NAU student "powers up" personal electronics on the eco-pedaler
Credit KNAU/Janice Baker

Bike wheels are turning on the campus of Northern Arizona University, but not just for exercise. The eco-pedaler uses human power to charge portable electronics. Arizona Public Radio's Janice Baker reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:09 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Flu hits Arizona hard

A nurse administering FluMist® live attenuated intranasal vaccine LAIV) into this patient’s nasal cavity.
Credit CDC/ Douglas Jordan, M.A.

Right on the heels of the holiday season, it’s time for the flu season.

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9:11 am
Wed January 9, 2013

2012 The Warmest Year On Record

Last year was the hottest year on record for the contiguous United States. And the Upper Colorado River Basin had its driest year on record, according to the latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate report released Tuesday.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:04 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

NAU Researchers Part of Gut Project

Now, it’s time for a gut check. Literally.  A researcher at Northern Arizona University is working with a team of scientists trying to unravel what lives inside our guts.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Local company launches new product that could be important part of solar energy's future

Jim Corning, left, Ryan Holtz and Joanna Tepley, here with her daughter Ella, recently launched a company that sells ready-to-use solar panels.
Credit Shelley Smithson

It’s a cold morning in Flagstaff and the sun is still low in the winter sky.

Business partners Ryan Holtz and Jim Corning have positioned a photovoltaic panel to face southeast.

When they plug it in, a digital monitor starts measuring the amount of energy being produced by the sun.

“Wow. 159 watts, 160, cool,” says Jim Corning, a partner in Plug and Play Solar Kits of Arizona. “Now, we’re out from behind the cloud a little more. 178. Part of the fun is messing around with these things and getting them pointed right and seeing the output.”

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:07 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Flagstaff USGS Team Helps Curiosity Rover Explore Mars

Portrait of APXS on Mars This image shows the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) on NASA's Curiosity rover, with the Martian landscape in the background.
Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS, Sept. 7, 2012, PDT

Later this year, the Mars Rover Curiosity is scheduled to begin its longest road trip yet, to Mount Sharp.  That’s a three-mile-high mountain on Mars that tells the planet’s geologic history in the same way the Grand Canyon’s exposes earth’s.  But getting Curiosity to its ultimate destination depends on maps and cameras.  That’s where Flagstaff’s office of the U.S. Geological Survey comes in.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

4FRI Part 4: What Restoration Will Look and Smell Like

A Feller-Buncher
Michael Collier

Over the past several days, writers Rose Houk and Michael Collier have been reporting on the plight of our ponderosa pine forest and efforts to restore its health. In this final installment, we look at industry’s role, and what the public can expect to see when restoration gets underway.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:32 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Carving Grand Canyon: New Theories About An Old Canyon

Wayne Ranney

Flagstaff geologist Wayne Ranney discusses some new theories of how - and when - the Grand Canyon formed. The second edition of Ranney's book, Carving Grand Canyon, was recently released.

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