In The News: College of Sciences

Wired
January 22, 2021

Jason Steffen studies planets in other solar systems. His most famous work—OK, second-most famous work—was with NASA’s Kepler Mission, a survey of planetary systems. But you’re more likely to have heard of Steffen, a professor at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, in a very different context: as a student of the airplane boarding process. Years ago, after waiting in yet another line on a jam-packed jetway, the physicist thought to himself, “There has to be a better way than this.”

Clean Technica
January 4, 2021

A person can survive 30 days (or more) without food, 3 days without water, and 3 minutes without air. The latest climate research indicates all three will be in short supply as average temperatures on Earth increase. Hotter, drier conditions will reduce harvests, constrain water supplies, and make it more difficult to breathe. Great thinkers like Rex Tillerson say we will adapt, but he and his climate change denier friends fail to appreciate what that adaptation will involve.

Teller Report
December 30, 2020

As the transition to clean energy gains momentum, the United States faces the dilemma that it is almost completely subordinate to China in terms of the rare minerals it uses to build clean energy systems.

Las Vegas Sun
December 29, 2020

When Arya Udry was a little girl, she would stare at the sky and ponder the possibility of life beyond Earth.

SciTechDaily
December 28, 2020

Fast radio bursts, or FRBs – powerful, millisecond-duration radio waves coming from deep space outside the Milky Way Galaxy – have been among the most mysterious astronomical phenomena ever observed. Since FRBs were first discovered in 2007, astronomers from around the world have used radio telescopes to trace the bursts and look for clues on where they come from and how they’re produced.

Cronkite News: Arizona PBS
December 28, 2020

The ancient people of western Utah’s Danger Cave lived well. They ate freshwater fish, ducks and other small game, according to detritus they left behind. They had a lush lakeside view with cattails, bulrushes and water-loving willows adorning the marshlands.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 28, 2020

Boarded-up casinos. Little to no traffic. Hardly any pedestrians. The Strip was throwing off some serious post-apocalyptic vibes. Images like that, broadcast around the world, could have broken a lesser city’s spirit.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
December 24, 2020

NASA has selected another UNLV professor to join the team of scientists working on the Mars 2020 mission.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
December 24, 2020

A local professor has been chosen to join a mission to Mars. UNLV Geoscientist Arya Udry was selected out of 119 applicants by NASA.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
December 24, 2020

A local professor has been chosen to join a mission to Mars. UNLV Geoscientist Arya Udry was selected out of 119 applicants by NASA.

Yahoo!
December 23, 2020

A UNLV scientist will help NASA with its Mars mission by studying rocks collected from the red planet. The mars rover will recover the rocks from the planets surface.

KSNV-TV: News 3
December 23, 2020

A second UNLV geoscientist has been tapped to join the research team for NASA's Mars 2020 Mission.