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Researchers unearth mysteries behind natural ‘DNA scissors,’ CRISPR
November 14, 2018
While research application of CRISPR technology mostly includes scientist’s hand-directed editing of genomes, UT researchers are studying how the natural mechanism of CRISPR works. Two groups of UT molecular scientists have recently published papers in journals Molecular Cell and Cell, respectively, that delve deeper into how CRISPR works in the natural world for defense against certain bacterial infections.
Proposed Space Force unlikely to immediately impact plans of current ROTC cadets
November 12, 2018
The United States Space Force (USSF), a proposed branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, will be established in 2020, according to a plan announced by Vice President Mike Pence in August. However, cadets currently participating in UT’s Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) aren’t concerned just yet.
Professors Gary Pope and Livia Eberlin honored at the 8th annual Inventor Awards
November 12, 2018
The Office of Technology Commercialization at UT hosted its 8th Annual Inventor Awards on Thursday, recognizing the 2018 Inventor and Emerging Inventor of the Year. Keep on reading to see who took the awards of the night.
UT computer science researcher awarded grant from Department of Defense
October 24, 2018
Computer science researcher Keshav Pingali, alongside others at Yale University and Texas State University, was the recipient of a $5 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA was established by the Department of Defense in 1957 with the aim of promoting academic and private development of emerging technologies for the United States military.
Webber Energy Group’s new twitter posts historical facts on energy
October 19, 2018
Professor Michael E. Webber’s @EnergyHistory gives you a daily dose of energy.
UT wins first place in MedHacks competition at John Hopkins
October 12, 2018
A team of three UT-Austin students placed first in the world’s largest medical hackathon, Medhacks, hosted at Johns Hopkins University.
Austin Energy to increase frequency, efficiency of electric car charging stations
October 8, 2018
A surge in electric car usage among Austinites has spurred investment in charging stations and could accelerate the presence of electric transportation on UT-campus.
UT tech entrepreneurs: ‘Austin breaks the rules’
September 27, 2018
UT tech alumni discuss Austin’s top twenty tech jobs ranking.
Great Barrier Reef corals may survive for another century despite rapid climate change
May 2, 2018
According to a study conducted by evolutionary biologists at UT-Austin, the corals of the Great Barrier Reef have enough genetic diversity to survive for another century.
Venus may have been more friendly to life in the past
April 19, 2018
A couple billion years ago, Venus may have looked a lot more similar to how Earth looks today.
UT-Austin’s ‘Big Bertha’ drum literally has a radiant past
April 12, 2018
Students who tuned into a recent showing of HQ Trivia, a mobile game show where viewers can participate in a trivia game using their smartphones, may have been surprised to find out that UT-Austin owns a drum that was once contaminated with radioactive energy.
UT chemistry professor fights back against cancer
April 9, 2018
A cancer survivor himself, UT chemistry professor Jonathan Sessler focuses his research on helping others also affected by cancer.
McDonald Observatory and National Park Service team up to expand skywatching programs
April 4, 2018
Visitors at national parks will get to experience the night sky like never before thanks to a partnership with a UT-Austin observatory.
Our brains change as we learn, according to researchers
March 8, 2018
Learning can result in the increase of how much information our brains can hold, researchers have found.
Where people live influences how the talk about food on the internet
March 2, 2018
UT researchers find that the way we talk about food is dependent upon where we live.
Postdoctoral fellows Wu and Rizzuto receive 51 Pegasi b Fellowship
February 14, 2018
Two UT postdoctoral fellows will shoot for the moon, thanks to a prestigious fellowship.
Inventor Spotlight: Grey’s Anatomy features a real-life UT invention
February 14, 2018
In case you missed last week’s new episode of “Grey’s Anatomy,” the fictional doctors of Seattle Grace Hospital praised a very real ground-breaking invention from UT researchers.
Researchers look to the stars this summer in search of extraterrestrial life
January 24, 2018
Does life exist on other planets? Leading researchers across multiple disciplines at UT-Austin are coming together in an effort to settle this question once and for all.
UT-Austin alumna and former FRI students wins medical research fellowship
December 7, 2017
One alumna and former Freshman Research Initiative student is realizing UT’s motto of "what starts here changes the world."
UT-Austin and Giant Magellan Telescope Organization begin casting fifth of seven mirrors
November 30, 2017
The university joined other organizations to initiate the casting of the fifth of seven mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope.
UT-Austin alumnus develops social media platform for sports events
November 16, 2017
A team including a UT-Austin alumnus developed a social media platform to connect sports fans at the stadium.
Stone, Williams, receive Emerging Inventor, Inventor of the Year awards
November 13, 2017
The two UT-Austin researchers were recognized for the healthcare applications of their work.
Austin-based health data company vitaTrackr focuses on patient medical record control
November 1, 2017
CEO Brian Baum said that America lacked an independent third party that gives the patient control of his or her own health data.
UT professors awarded $4.6 million by National Institutes of Health
October 20, 2017
The National Institutes of Health, or NIH, awarded two UT professors with the NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards, which include a research grant of $2.3 million each.
Google’s new downtown office embraces diversity, weirdness of Austin
October 13, 2017
The green architecture and modern workplace environment of Google’s newly redesigned office has been praised by UT students and professors.
Apple and ACC launch new app development program
September 25, 2017
Austin Community College has partnered with Apple to teach programming to novice and expert students alike.
Could Austin be home to Amazon’s next headquarters?
September 25, 2017
Austin is among the many cities that have been predicted by experts to potentially be the home of HQ2, Amazon’s proposed second headquarters.
New startup app UNIBEES offers food deals, student connection center
September 7, 2017
A new application makes connecting with their college community much easier.
Demo Day showcases undergraduate startups
May 2, 2017
Undergraduate Longhorn Startup Lab students will pitch their startup ideas to entrepreneurs and investors at Demo Day this Thursday.
Austin high schooler seeks to get more women involved in STEM
April 23, 2017
High schooler Akshara Anand starts “STEMInnovation” club at local middle school.
UT professor, co-inventor of lithium-ion battery develops groundbreaking technology
March 24, 2017
UT professor revolutionizes battery yet again.
Microsoft mobile app allows people with ALS to speak
March 9, 2017
A new application called GazeSpeak will allow people to “speak” with their eyes.
Chariot offers new mobility options for Austinites
March 3, 2017
Your chariot awaits: new mobility service uses 14-seat vans to make getting around Austin easier.
Texas Board of Education votes on evolution curriculum
February 17, 2017
Last Friday, the board voted to approve changes to the evolutionary curriculum taught in classrooms across Texas.
“STEM the Divide” looks to get scientists elected
January 27, 2017
As science issues come to the forefront of American politics, one interest group plans to support STEM professionals running for office.
Spitshine Poetry hosts poetry open mic night for students
January 26, 2017
Spitshine Poetry, the only poetry club on campus, hosted an open mic night Wednesday where students were free to come and share their own work to an audience of students and other poets.