University of Texas at Austin

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Location: Austin
Austin, TX 78712
Physics - Oct 23, 2018
The University of Texas at Austin will be a key player in LaserNetUS, a new national network of institutions operating high-intensity, ultrafast lasers. The overall project, funded over two years with $6.8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, aims to help boost the country's global competitiveness in high-intensity laser research.
Life Sciences - Oct 22, 2018
Life Sciences

Using a new kind of "shrink ray", UT Austin scientists can alter the surface of a hydrogel pad in real time, creating grooves (blue) and other patterns without disturbing living cells, such as this fibroblast cell (red) that models the behavior of human skin cells.

Health - Oct 2, 2018

Biomedical engineering assistant professor Hyun Jung Kim with the gut-on-a-chip. Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin AUSTIN, Texas - The first study investigating the mechanism of how a disease develops using human organ-on-a-chip technology has been successfully completed by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.

Health - Sep 25, 2018

James P. Allison, chair of immunology and executive director of the Immunotherapy Platform at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and alumnus of UT Austin.

Environment - Sep 24, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas - With rising demand and dwindling supply, water is perhaps Earth's most critical natural resource. One way to get more of it is to find more creative approaches - and new materials - to use and reuse existing water and improve upon existing water purification methods.

Life Sciences - Sep 24, 2018
Life Sciences

An artist's interpretation of giant, nocturnal elephant birds foraging in the ancient forests of Madagascar at night John Maisano for the University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences.

Environment - Sep 12, 2018

The recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report offered some grim warnings. But it also serves as a reminder and opportunity that we can solve climate change. But to do so, we need to deploy the two most powerful engines in the history of humankind: 1) the scientific process that can deliver innovations, and 2) capitalism.

Life Sciences - Oct 4, 2018
Life Sciences

An ultra-sensitive new method for identifying the series of amino acids in individual proteins (a.k.a.

Health - Oct 1, 2018

Livia S. Eberlin, chemistry professor at the University of Texas at Austin, has won a MacArthur "genius award." Wyatt McSpadden/University of Texas at Austin AUSTIN, Texas - Livia Schiavinato Eberlin , an assistant professor of chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, has won a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, sometimes called a "genius" award.

Computer Science - Sep 25, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas - When walking in a crowded place, humans typically aren't thinking about how we avoid bumping into one another. We are built to use a gamut of complex skill sets required to execute these types of seemingly simple motions.

Earth Sciences - Sep 24, 2018
Earth Sciences

In addition to producing oil and gas, the energy industry produces a lot of water, about 10 barrels of water per barrel of oil on average.

Life Sciences - Sep 19, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas - The world's most widely used weed killer may also be indirectly killing bees. New research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that honey bees exposed to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria.

Astronomy - Sep 6, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas - The longest running nationally aired science program is marking a major milestone. "StarDate" radio, produced by The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory, celebrates 40 years on the nation's airwaves.

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