Archive for: research

 

The Invisible Man

Invisibility cloaks aren’t just for Harry Potter anymore. Imagine bending light, redirecting sound waves, or making an object invisible with the flip of a switch....

 
 

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 Advocates Podcast: Powers Becomes AAU Chair

UT president Bill Powers has been elected chairman of the Association of American Universities, a prestigious group of more than 60 North American research universities....

 
 

Changing the World, One Constitution at a Time

When America’s Founding Fathers drafted the world’s first constitution, they set a radical precedent. Since then, constitutions have been written, rewritten,...

 
 

Stumbling on a Mystery in the Ransom Center

How a happenstance discovery in the Ransom Center led one researcher down a winding literary path. This essay first appeared in the New York Times. I was in the...

 
 

Minding His Own Business [Watch]

UT neuroscientist Russell Poldrack is on a very personal quest to better understand mental disorders. In an era when data-crunching wristbands, mobile apps, and...

 
 

UT Engineers Shake Up Earthquake Research in New Zealand

You may have thought nothing could top the “Texas Longhorn” of dinosaurs. But what if we told you that one group of UT engineers gets to work with a 64,000-pound...

 
 

In Chilling Demo, UT GPS Expert Hijacks a Yacht at Sea [Watch]

UT engineer and GPS expert Todd Humphreys has long been an outspoken voice for the relatively new problem of GPS security. In 2011, Humphreys demonstrated how scarily...

 
 

Legislative Recap: Base Funding and Support for Tier-One Research

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a series recapping the Texas Exes legislative advocacy priorities. Throughout the 2013 legislature, UT Advocates were highly...

 
 

UT’s New Particle Accelerator Could Democratize Scientific Research

You may only know them from the dentist’s office, but x-rays are pretty important when it comes to research. Used in nearly every scientific discipline, x-ray...

 
 
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