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Three professors unveil reason behind the Andes Mountains’ varied shape

Three professors unveil reason behind the Andes Mountains’ varied shape

Pili Saravia, General news reporter November 9, 2022

Three professors from across the country united in the Andes Mountains to find the cause of the range’s varied width. They found the subsiding of the plate tectonics caused the odd shape of the range...

Faculty demonstrates augmented reality to observers at Anna Hiss Gymnasium, Nov. 4, 2022.

UT researchers discuss advances in medical robotics at 2022 Texas Robotics Symposium

Rylie Lillibridge, Senior News Reporter November 7, 2022

Texas Robotics showcased new advances in medical robot technology at this year’s Texas Robotics Symposium on Nov. 3 and 4. At a panel on Friday morning, many core faculty members of Texas Robotics...

UT-Austin aerospace engineering professor wins Genius Grant for space environmentalism research

UT-Austin aerospace engineering professor wins Genius Grant for space environmentalism research

Sophia Kurz, General News Reporter November 2, 2022

The MacArthur Fellowship, commonly referred to as the “Genius Grant,” was awarded this year to Moriba Jah, a UT associate professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics. Jah is one...

New research into COVID-19 antibodies could increase efficacy of treatments

New research into COVID-19 antibodies could increase efficacy of treatments

Rylie Lillibridge, Senior News Reporter October 31, 2022

UT researchers took part in a study published Oct. 3 that combined different types of antibodies in order to increase the efficacy of COVID-19 treatments. Antibodies are naturally occuring proteins...

Review of Martian lake basin data provides insights into important environment

Review of Martian lake basin data provides insights into important environment

Rylie Lillbridge, Senior News Reporter October 31, 2022

A review study involving UT researchers provided new insights into the lake basins on Mars and future directions Mars research should go in. Timothy Goudge, a geological sciences assistant professor,...

Study finds bilingual babies brains work differently; bilingual students speak about experiences

Study finds bilingual babies’ brains work differently; bilingual students speak about experiences

Joelle DiPaolo, Senior News Reporter October 27, 2022

Infants raised to be bilingual use different parts of their brains when shifting attention to better adapt to hearing two languages, according to a study conducted by a UT researcher.  In the study...

UT researchers create Smart Plastic, a new way to improve soft robotics and electronics

UT researchers create Smart Plastic, a new way to improve soft robotics and electronics

Sydney Boo, General News Reporter October 27, 2022

Researchers at UT created “Smart Plastic,” a material that is rigid in some areas and soft in others, that could potentially spearhead the future of soft robotics and wearable electronics. The team...

Study finds stress in relationships can affect people’s perceptions of their partners

Study finds stress in relationships can affect people’s perceptions of their partners

Meera Hatangadi, General News Reporter October 26, 2022

A recent research article posted in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal by Lisa Neff, UT associate professor of human development and family sciences, found that during stressful times,...

Robot dogs to roam campus as part of a UT research project

Robot dogs to roam campus as part of a UT research project

Meera Hatangadi, General News Reporter October 26, 2022

While some students have seen the albino squirrels around campus, all students will have the opportunity to see robot dogs on the Forty Acres in upcoming years. Scheduled to begin early next year, the...

UT researchers develop electrode to rehabilitate stroke patients at home

UT researchers develop electrode to rehabilitate stroke patients at home

Sowmya Sridhar, News Reporter October 21, 2022

UT researchers created an electrode that can be used to rehabilitate stroke patients at home, according to a study published online in Biosensors and Bioelectronics on Sept. 28.  Evan Wang, one of...

UT researchers discover high levels of mercury in ancient Maya soil

UT researchers discover high levels of mercury in ancient Maya soil

Clarissa Jasso, News Reporter October 18, 2022

A study co-conducted by UT researchers and professors revealed high levels of mercury pollution in the soil of ancient Maya grounds in the Mexico and Central America region. The study raised concerns for...

UT study reveals how racism spreads on social media

UT study reveals how racism spreads on social media

Pili Saravia, News Reporter October 17, 2022

In a recent study, UT’s Computational Media Lab took a magnified look at the way racism spreads on social media.  The research, led by Akaash Kolluri, a senior at Clements High School in Sugar Land,...

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