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UT-Austin study provides more insight into how aging affects episodic memory

UT-Austin study provides more insight into how aging affects episodic memory

Rylie Lillibridge, Senior News Reporter August 29, 2022

A study published by UT researchers in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience used brain imaging techniques to find that memory fidelity in older adults is lower, despite both younger and older adults being...

“People can do a little more good, a little more often”: Recent study finds that random acts of kindness significantly impact well-being

“People can do a little more good, a little more often”: Recent study finds that random acts of kindness significantly impact well-being

Katy Nelson, News Desk Editor August 29, 2022

Researchers found that random acts of kindness can affect people’s well-being significantly more than expected, according to a study published Aug. 19. Based on experiments ranging from giving someone...

UT researchers develop brain-like transistors

UT researchers develop brain-like transistors

Madeline Duncan, Senior News Reporter August 25, 2022

UT researchers have developed new biocompatible transistors that mimic brain synapses, an advancement that could potentially help scientists to rebuild neural pathways or create brain implants. While...

Insulin costs capped for some diabetics, UT community calls for further reform

Insulin costs capped for some diabetics, UT community calls for further reform

Joelle DiPaolo, Senior news reporter August 25, 2022

Karley Singleton dreamed of being a filmmaker, but she said she had to push her dream to the side so she could afford insulin.  “What I want to do for my passion would be to get gigs … or work...

UT-Austin researchers find the answer to how stars form

UT-Austin researchers find the answer to how stars form

Rylie Lillibridge, Research Senior Reporter August 24, 2022

UT researchers uncovered that stars form through a self-regulatory process, an answer to the mystery scientists have been studying for decades. The STARFORGE project is a multi-institutional collaborative...

UT astronomers find new distant galaxy with James Webb Telescope

UT astronomers find new distant galaxy with James Webb Telescope

Madeline Duncan, Senior News Reporter August 23, 2022

Using the James Webb Space Telescope, the largest optical telescope in space, UT astronomers along with researchers from other institutions have discovered a galaxy formed roughly 300 million years after...

UT researchers find how autonomous car features can offset road safety

UT researchers find how autonomous car features can offset road safety

Rylie Lillibridge, News Reporter August 19, 2022

The growing prevalence of autonomous features in cars has the potential to reduce the number of risk factors associated with driving, but a study from UT researchers found that an increase in time spent...

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Putting a wrench in the school-to-prison pipeline: Alternatives to zero-tolerance discipline in public schools

Leila Saidane, News Reporter August 9, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the August 9, 2022 flip book.  Growing up in her predominantly low-income Hispanic community near San Antonio, Kollette Zamora saw friends she knew as...

$1 million investment allows for ethical AI research at UT

$1 million investment allows for ethical AI research at UT

Rylie Lillibridge, News Reporter August 7, 2022

A recent $1 million investment to UT from a nonprofit has sparked a new partnership that ensures more developments can be made in ethical applications of artificial intelligence.  The MITRE Corporation...

What do songbirds and professional musicians have in common? Precise timekeeping

What do songbirds and professional musicians have in common? Precise timekeeping

Leila Saidane, News Reporter August 7, 2022

A perfect tempo is not something a skilled musician is born with. It’s achieved through years of exposure to music, timing ingrained in memory and lots of repetition. But for a scaly-breasted wren, a...

You can now look at the world through the eyes of a crab, literally — thanks to UT-Austin researchers

You can now look at the world through the eyes of a crab, literally — thanks to UT-Austin researchers

Ali Juell, News Reporter August 3, 2022

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the August 2, 2022 flipbook. UT researchers helped to develop a method to see through the eyes of a fiddler crab, a creature that has a unique and clear...

UT researchers help find new methodology linking melting glaciers to climate change

UT researchers help find new methodology linking melting glaciers to climate change

Rylie Lillibridge, News Reporter August 1, 2022

UT researchers helped develop a new methodology to visualize the effects of human-caused climate change on glacial retreat.  Researchers at UT’s Institute for Geophysics and at Georgia Tech’s School...

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