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A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.
UNLV alumna shoots for the stars and lands at NASA and Los Alamos.
A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
A "minus 80" freezer keeps the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine well below zero, but it was a mistake UNLV got it in the first place.
UNLV scientist Gary Kleiger at the forefront of a potential new drug modality; research published in the journal Nature.
Radiochemistry program teaming with universities, national labs for research and development in nuclear science, engineering, and security.
Sciences In The News
Since the inception of UNLV in the 1950s as Nevada Southern, a pervasive narrative has persisted among higher education advocates in the South: UNLV is the stepchild to UNR, constantly given short shrift in budget negotiations and suffering in the long term as a consequence, even as Las Vegas has emerged as the state's economic center over that same time period.
One local lawmaker wants to take federally protected land on the eastside of the Las Vegas Valley near Henderson and step up conservation and recreation there to create something akin to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
University of Rochester researchers who demonstrated superconducting materials at room temperatures last fall, now report a new technique in the quest to also create the materials at lower pressures.
Molecules containing noble gases shouldn’t exist. By definition, these chemical elements — helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon and radon — are the party poopers of the periodic table, huddling in the rightmost column and refusing to make molecules. Indeed, no one has ever seen any naturally occurring noble gas molecules on Earth. Earlier this decade, though, astronomers accidentally discovered one of these aloof elements in molecules in space.
The Franco-Swiss of Valaisan origin works on Martian meteorites. "I am focusing on the magmatic minerals that we will be able to find in the Jezero crater, where Perseverance landed. The goal is to understand the evolution of the interior of Mars", she explains Tuesday in La Matinale.
Prioritising water governance and ensuring data collection and investment in groundwater use around the world are some of the key issues that need to be addressed with regards to achieving development goals.