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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Researchers work toward creating computer chips that operate like human brain

Researchers work toward creating computer chips that operate like human brain

Katy Nelson October 3, 2021

Some UT researchers started creating a new computer chip that could be implemented within the next 10 years in computers and phones to improve their performance. The neuromorphic computer chips mimic...

UT-Austin researchers find that picky-eater fish threaten coral reef food webs around the world

UT-Austin researchers find that picky-eater fish threaten coral reef food webs around the world

Jessica Harden, News Reporter September 28, 2021
Fish extinctions, a looming threat because of climate change and overfishing, will jeopardize these delicate ecosystems, the paper said.
UT researchers create new method to capture lithium that could help meet demand for electric cars

UT researchers create new method to capture lithium that could help meet demand for electric cars

Fernanda Figueroa September 26, 2021

UT doctoral students are part of a team developing a new method of lithium extraction, which could help meet high demand for the element and reduce its cost.   Lithium, which is used to power electronics,...

UT partners with Space Force

UT partners with Space Force

Kaushiki Roy September 21, 2021

Editor's Note: This first appeared in the September 17 flipbook issue.  UT researchers are working on aerospace technology to make space missions more efficient  and prevent the possibility of space...

UT researchers help develop system to mitigate space debris

UT researchers help develop system to mitigate space debris

Kevin Vu September 5, 2021

In space thousands of natural and human-made objects float around and collide with one another, preventing satellites and rockets from functioning correctly. Researchers from UT, the Massachusetts Institute...

Space environmentalism project collaborating with new environmental sustainability

Space environmentalism project collaborating with new environmental sustainability

Katy Nelson August 29, 2021

With nearly half a million pieces of trash floating in space, space environmentalism is an issue a UT aerospace engineering associate professor Moriba Jah says needs to be addressed now.  Jah launched...

UT researchers create new technology to study tumor evolution

UT researchers create new technology to study tumor evolution

Katy Nelson August 26, 2021

UT researchers have helped to better understand how tumor cells evolve to resist cancer treatments by developing ClonMapper, a new technology that tags the cells’ nucleic acid with a type of barcode. By...

UT astronomy department to use NASA telescope for new projects

UT astronomy department to use NASA telescope for new projects

Kiernan McCormick April 29, 2021

UT astronomy professors, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students will work on projects using NASA’s forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope, which will be the most powerful telescope in space, during...

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UT-Austin researchers find link between asteroid, dinosaur extinction

Kevin Vu March 3, 2021

UT researchers, in collaboration with experts around the world, discovered asteroid dust within a crater in the Yucatán Peninsula that links the extinction of 75% of life on Earth, including the...

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UT-Austin researchers identify how remdesivir prevents COVID-19

Kevin Vu February 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 2 print edition. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin published a study Jan. 28 explaining how remdesivir,...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci receives 2020 Ken Shine Prize in Health Leadership from Dell Med

Kevin Vu January 14, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the leading member of the Trump administration's White House Coronavirus Task Force, received the Ken...

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UT-Austin lab uses robots to help survivors of strokes

Will Brooks February 25, 2020

A UT laboratory is testing a robotic exoskeleton that will be used to assist people who are recovering from a stroke. ReNeu Robotics Lab in the Mechanical Engineering Department began creating the exoskeleton...