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UT researchers discover how to freeze sand

April 18, 2018

A team of German and U.S. researchers, including two UT professors, discovered a way to freeze sand, visualizing the process of forming crystal structures with lasers. Harry Swinney, UT physics professor...

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UT lecturer helps Puerto Rican institutions recover from Hurricane Maria

April 4, 2018

More than six months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, much of the U.S. territory remains without power and the island struggles to rebuild its destroyed institutions. The Category 4 storm...

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Newly invented nanotweezers can manipulate matter on tiny scales

March 30, 2018

Imagine a future where humans could casually control their own health at the cellular level with light. Mechanical engineering assistant professor Yuebing Zheng is working on different types of “nanotweezers”...

Austin plans to put more self-driving cars on the road

March 6, 2018

The city of Austin is on the road to more self-driving cars. City officials plan to increase Austin’s fleet of autonomous vehicles over the next 20 years to improve its transportation system....

Virtual reality program allows journalists to tell more immersive stories

February 9, 2018

First, it was the internet, then came social media. Now, journalism has found another innovative way of captivating an audience’s attention through a new level of immersive technology: virtual reality. Virtual...

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Amazon could bring tech jobs to Austin

January 30, 2018

Now that Austin is on the short list for the second Amazon headquarters, UT’s tech talent may make the city appealing to Amazon, according to Donald Fussell, computer science department chair. If...