Arizona Science Desk

Reporting on science, technology and innovation in Arizona and the Southwest through a collaboration from Arizona NPR member stations. This project is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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NASA

The most recent test for NASA’s Orion capsule parachute system at the Yuma Proving Ground was postponed for two days.  But a successful test did (eventually) take place.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk was at the Yuma Proving Ground for the test…

Chris Parish / The Peregrine Fund

No one hunts the California Condor, one of the largest flying birds in the world.  But the endangered bird has a problem only hunters can solve.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports…

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

How do you clean up cyanide contamination in Yuma groundwater? Molasses and vegetable oil might be the key.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports.

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Several dentists in the city of Yuma have volunteered their services to the homeless and in-need free of charge.  One of those dentists made it his aim to see dozens of patients from the local mission in a single day.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

Dates—as in the fruit from the Middle East—grow surprisingly well in Yuma County, Arizona.  And harvest has just wrapped up.  For the Arizona Science Desk, Maya Springhawk Robnett reports…

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