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Tower Shines Bright for Student Supercomputing Win

Many a sports fan hopes the UT Tower will glow orange after a game on the football field. But last night, the Tower was lit for another kind of win: A student team...

 
 

Small But Mighty: UT Researchers Discover Seahorse’s Secret Weapon

It may be 2 inches long, lemon yellow, and the slowest-moving fish in the sea, but it’s also one of the deadliest predators the ocean has ever seen. Meet...

 
 

McDonald Observatory: 75 Years of Studying the Stars

When banker William Johnson McDonald died in 1926, he left nearly $1 million to the The University of Texas at Austin in his estate, and for a very particular purpose:...

 
 

Wave of the Future

A new process developed at UT just might be the future of clean water—for factories, homes, and even yachts. What’s the most exciting new technology you can...

 
 

UT Energy Poll Reveals Contradictions [Watch]

UT’s fifth and latest energy poll, released last week, shows a drop in interest in energy and related issues, as well as a disconnect between the public and energy...

 
 

UT Astronomers Discover Most Distant Known Galaxy

As the McDonald Observatory gears up to celebrate its 75th year as an internationally renowned scientific hub, astronomers at UT have yet another landmark discovery...

 
 

Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: UT Professor Explores Islam and the Founders

UT history professor Denise A. Spellberg explores what founders like Thomas Jefferson thought of Islam—and what that might teach us about the culture wars still...

 
 

Fixing Congress: LBJ School Report Recommends Reforms

As we enter Day 10 of the partial government shutdown, Americans’ faith in the U.S. Congress is at an all-time low: a mere 5 percent of respondents in a recent...

 
 

UT Scientists Build Tiny Bacterial Zoos

It may have exhibits, living creatures, and cages—but this isn’t your average zoo. The cages are made up of a Jell-O like substance and are so small that...

 
 

Building a Better Heart

A UT researcher’s latest grant is very good news for the 40,000 Americans who undergo surgery every year for one of the most common types of heart disease. Biomedical...

 
 
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