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New plan brings safety, efficiency to streets
March 5, 2019
The final draft of Austin’s Strategic Mobility Plan, the City’s newest effort to reduce traffic congestion and make roadways safer, was released by the Austin Transportation Department on Feb. 22.
UT’s constant construction is systemic problem, according to landscape architect
February 26, 2019
With UT estimated to physically grow 10 percent every decade, there are constantly construction projects around campus, some of which include the demolition and replacement of buildings.
Wendy Davis asks students to help in Title IX fight
January 24, 2019
Former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis spoke to the Austin community on Wednesday asking students to share their opinion on changes possibly coming to Title IX, the federal law protecting students from sex-based discrimination.
Science versus scripture: the UT community reconciles faith and science
December 9, 2018
The intersection of science and faith can be a diverse and storied discussion. This fall, the two met constructively in a sermon series held by Rev. John Elford at the University United Methodist Church on the UT campus.
Six tips for sustainable shopping around the holidays
December 5, 2018
Household waste from food, wrapping paper and other holiday shopping list items increases by an estimated 25 percent, or about 1 million extra pounds per week, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Experts discuss myths, tips for Epilepsy Awareness Month
November 14, 2018
It’s estimated one in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their life, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. Still, there is very little known about epilepsy in terms of research and public awareness.
2018 Undergraduate Research Showdown winners announced
November 14, 2018
Four undergraduate students were recognized for their excellence in science communication at the Texas Undergraduate Research Showdown reception held Tuesday at the Main Building.
Dell Medical School makes music with medicine at SoundSpace event
November 5, 2018
Music meets human anatomy in SoundSpace’s latest show, Biosounds.
Experts say science advances art
October 30, 2018
This sculpture, called “Clock Knot” by Mark di Suvero was created with a giant crane and meticulous stacking and is just one way technological and scientific advancements have transformed the art world, professor Linda Henderson said.
UT alumna builds app to tackle science education
October 25, 2018
The app is from Williams Learning Solutions and guides students through science-based experiences, which help children understand the application of complex science concepts.
Solar-powered sponge technology could save Texas water
October 16, 2018
Solar steaming is a process that filters water with a sponge, at low cost and low energy.
Construction changes are key to decarbonizing Austin's residential areas
October 16, 2018
A shift in how Austin houses source their electricity is key to reducing carbon emissions in residential areas of Austin, UT researchers found.
Complex math concepts turn child-play using tinkertoys
October 10, 2018
UT-Austin researcher Samuel Payne and alumnus David Jensen develop models that turn geometric shapes into games, providing insight into longstanding mathematical mysteries.
‘Another Green World’ Contributors Discuss Art, Nature and the Urban Environment
October 9, 2018
Tendrils of yarn may make for an interesting game of cat and mouse, but for artist Brooke Frank, they represent borders, forests and canyons.
Being study subjects pays off, UT students say
October 3, 2018
Participating as a study subject in a research opportunity doesn’t always mean you’re a lab rat. In fact, it can make your wallet fat. Many students across campus agree that volunteering as paid study participants, and even unpaid practitioners has its benefits.
UT researchers extend battery life
October 2, 2018
Sometimes your “smart” phone doesn’t seem so smart when it dies after watching two YouTube videos.
Galactic winds detected 12 Billion light-years away
September 27, 2018
Advanced computer imagery detects one of the farthest star formations.
UT researchers develop new water filtration system
September 20, 2018
New filtration system can advance water conservation and oil-spill cleanup.
UT supercomputer improves chemical attack tracking
September 12, 2018
A wave of colorless, odorless and toxic gas spread over the Eastern Ghouta region in August 2013. It was one of many chemical attacks of the Syrian Civil War, contributing to the mounting death count in the region, according to The Washington Post.
Three new primate species discovered
September 12, 2018
Small yet significant, these three new primate fossils not only preserve answers to evolutionary questions but preserve the legacy of their founders.
2D artificial retinas may reshape vision restoration technology
September 10, 2018
A UT researcher partnered with Seoul National University to develop the thinnest artificial retina ever reported.
Geologist, astronaut explore the possibilities of humans on Mars
April 29, 2018
To understand Mars, we must first understand the most Mars-like place on Earth: Antarctica.
Climate variability affects biological systems
April 26, 2018
Climate variability due to weather systems can have effects on the productivity of biological organisms, research from the UT Marine Science Institute has found.
TX Sprouts program grows healthy eating habits in Austin schools
April 5, 2018
The TX Sprouts program is growing gardens — and healthy habits — in local Austin schools.
UT Marine Science Institute receives funding to help rebuild after Hurricane Harvey
March 21, 2018
Almost seven months after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute is still trying to get back on its feet.
Fish get tired faster, react slower after exposure to an oil spill
March 6, 2018
In 2010, Deepwater Horizon, the largest oil spill in history, caused health problems in fish, researchers at the UT Marine Science Institute have found.
New Yorker reporter Lawrence Wright discusses social conservatives, the Texas energy market
February 8, 2018
Award-winning journalist Lawrence Wright examined the power of Texas in a discussion about energy.
Environmental science professor discusses the risks of denying climate change
February 8, 2018
How are manifest destiny, the Berlin Wall and the belief in a flat earth connected to climate change? According to an environmental science professor, these are all reflective of the spirit of the times.
Typography exhibit celebrates national parks
January 24, 2018
The polarity between nature and regimented design are two seemingly incompatible ideas, but one team is stitching the seams between this unlikely pair with a tool of their trade: typography.