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Sweet Success: UT Engineer Uses Sugar and Yeast to Make Biofuel

You wouldn’t normally put sugar on your toast, but when it comes to renewable energy, sugar and yeast make a surprisingly good team. Assistant chemical engineering...

 
 

UT Study Finds That Frog’s Love Song Can Be Kiss of Death

Some say that love bites. This may be especially true for the túngara frog. UT researchers have discovered that predatory bats eavesdrop not only on the túngara...

 
 

UT Scholar Tells Forgotten Story of African-American Psychiatric Patients

Mental illness has a dark history in the United States—one too often clouded by stigma and ignorance. Now a UT researcher is uncovering the records of tens of...

 
 

President Honors UT’s Bard Once Again

Chemistry professor Allen Bard might just have a fan in Barack Obama. With the announcement that he will share the Enrico Fermi Presidential Award with Berkeley...

 
 

Fighting the Good Fight

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, responsible for nearly one in every four deaths each year. But it’s got a formidable opponent...

 
 

UT Scientists Rescue Sea Turtles From the Cold

As several powerful cold fronts swept across Texas in late November and early December, the dropping temperatures have left dozens of stunned sea turtles in their...

 
 

UT Study Models Europa’s Ocean Currents

The search for life on other planets has lately zeroed in on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. In 2011, a team of UT scientists were the first to find water there,...

 
 

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:...

 
 
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