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Rising temperatures projected to decrease tomato production

Rising temperatures projected to decrease tomato production

Leila Saidane, News Reporter July 7, 2022

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the July 6, 2022 flipbook. The global processing tomato production is projected to decrease 6% by 2050, a recent study co-authored by UT researchers found...

Newly discovered river belt rule helps scientists analyze ancient, extraterrestrial rivers

Newly discovered river belt rule helps scientists analyze ancient, extraterrestrial rivers

Leila Saidane, News Reporter June 27, 2022

New findings by UT researchers may help scientists identify the geometry and patterns of dried-up ancient rivers, such as the 3.5 billion-year-old rivers that once flowed on Mars, and provide insight for...

34-year-long bacterial experiment comes to UT-Austin

34-year-long bacterial experiment comes to UT-Austin

Rylie Lillibridge, News Reporter June 27, 2022

A 34-year-long experiment on E. Coli to understand how bacteria grow, reproduce and develop new traits found a new home at UT on June 21.  Originally founded by Richard Lenski at the University of...

UT-Austin study finds Supreme Court is more conservative than 75% of public

Madeline Duncan, News Reporter June 26, 2022

The United States Supreme Court is more conservative than 75% of Americans, according to research from a UT professor.  Stephen Jessee, an associate government professor, led a decade-long study that...

Colonialism produces gaps in scientific understanding of Caribbean, researchers find

Colonialism produces gaps in scientific understanding of Caribbean, researchers find

Leila Saidane, News Reporter June 26, 2022

The Caribbean is a region recognized for its rich biodiversity, but the long-standing legacy of colonialism continues to create gaps in scientists’ understanding of the area’s natural history. This...

UT-Austin researchers develop low-cost gel that absorbs water from desert air

UT-Austin researchers develop low-cost gel that absorbs water from desert air

Leila Saidane, News Reporter June 23, 2022

A new low-cost, sustainable polymer gel film produced by UT researchers may hold the key to aiding water scarcity in two-thirds of the global population. The thin and porous film, made out of the cooking...

UT-Austin researchers develop faster, more energy-efficient components for 6G networks

UT-Austin researchers develop faster, more energy-efficient components for 6G networks

Leila Saidane, News Reporter June 23, 2022

An international team led by UT researchers created a key component for the next generation of wireless communication — sixth-generation network applications — that will allow for faster and more energy-efficient...

UT-Austin researchers explain evolution of electric fish

UT-Austin researchers explain evolution of electric fish

Claire Stevens, News Reporter June 20, 2022

New research on electric fish by a team of researchers at UT and Michigan State University revealed information about how these fish evolved their electric organs and could help future researchers better...

UT-Austin supercomputer simulates first-ever image of black hole at center of our galaxy

UT-Austin supercomputer simulates first-ever image of black hole at center of our galaxy

Madeline Duncan, News Reporter June 16, 2022

Researchers used UT’s supercomputer to generate simulated images of Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole that potentially lays at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, a finding that provides stronger...

UT-Austin researcher helps discover earliest known Maya calendar fragment

UT-Austin researcher helps discover earliest known Maya calendar fragment

Claire Stevens, News Reporter May 5, 2022

A team of archaeologists, including a UT researcher, discovered the earliest known record of the Maya calendar system from the third century B.C. Their findings, published April 13 in Science Advances,...

UT researchers create model of campus water distribution system to see how crises affect quality

UT researchers create model of campus water distribution system to see how crises affect quality

Koshik Mahapatra, News Reporter May 1, 2022
The study, published at the end of March, was funded by the National Science Foundation and started a few months after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UT partners with state to form semiconductor chip initiative, hosts roundtable with Cornyn, McCaul

UT partners with state to form semiconductor chip initiative, hosts roundtable with Cornyn, McCaul

Leena Alali and Katy Nelson May 1, 2022
Cornyn and McCaul engaged in a roundtable discussion with industry executives at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus to discuss the University’s public-private partnership with the Texas Institute for Electronics to advance semiconductor research within the United States.
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