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UT researcher sheds light on ‘cosmic dark ages,’ re-ionization

May 5, 2016

UT researcher Paul Shapiro is painting the universe with numbers. His research focuses on how starlight from galaxies reignited the atoms in the universe following a period of time known as the “cosmic...

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New TACC supercomputer wrangles big data

May 4, 2016

The Wrangler gets its name from the cowboys of the Old West — it’s capable of taming the previously untameable “big data.”   While most supercomputers are meant to create...

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UT researcher discover forgetting can be hard work for brain

April 28, 2016

Don’t think about the pink elephant.  Tracy Wang, a neuroscience postdoctoral researcher in the Lewis-Peacock Lab, investigates the science of memories. Earlier this month, Wang released...

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UT researcher automates method to see inside neurons

April 21, 2016

One-man team Niraj Desai, a lecturer and research scientist in the Center of Learning and Memory, is at the forefront of a new method of automation that will provide more insight into the workings of neurons.  The...

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UT Alumnus Discovers Star With Oxygen Atmosphere

April 15, 2016

UT Alumnus Kepler de Souza Oliveira led of a team of researchers who have found a white dwarf that is the first of it’s kind. The star has an atmosphere that is nearly 99 percent oxygen, with small...

UT professor develops new antenna design

March 31, 2016

A team led by associate professor Andrea Alù in the Cockrell School of Engineering has developed a new design that might one day make the antenna in students’ phones faster and more efficient.  This...

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UT lab takes new perspective on global bee crisis

March 11, 2016

A world without bees would be a world without guacamole, oranges or coffee. And with American honey bee colonies disappearing at a rate of 40 percent per year, this reality might not be far away.  While...

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McCombs Executive Summit discusses disruptive technologies

March 2, 2016

From the Industrial Revolution to the age of Netflix, technological innovation often comes at a price.  Last month, students and officials in the McCombs School of Business discussed this issue...

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UT alumni creates social media app based on dares

February 18, 2016

Double Dog users get paid to do dares.   Austin Arnold and his friends came up with the idea one night on Rainey Street. The Double Dog team is now made up of Arnold, Rodrigo Carvalho, Theodore...

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UT, Microsoft collaboration aims to launch research into quick results

February 1, 2016

The creation of Project Catapult will launch research into a new era of quick results. These servers use only 10 percent of the energy of previous technology and operate 40 times more quickly.  Project...