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A Longhorn Is Reinventing Farming—With Robots

An aerial view of the Iron Ox facility in Lockhart, Texas. Brandon Alexander had been trying to make burritos fly—and he was getting tired. The year was 2015,...

 
 

Researchers at UT’s Dell Medical School Are Using Virtual Reality and Video Games to Help Teens With Epilepsy

Each year, around 4,000 Americans undergo surgery to treat epileptic seizures. The procedure typically involves excising a small portion of the patient’s...

 
 

Space Force Enlists UT Austin to Help with Cutting-edge Research

Outer space has always been a warfighting domain. In the late 1950s, the first satellites were boosted to orbit on modified ballistic missiles that were originally...

 
 

NASA’s Next Test Flight will Honor the Longhorn who Helped Save the Apollo 13 Astronauts

Arturo Campos, BS ’56, was fast asleep at his Houston home when he got a call from NASA that would thrust him into the history books. It was just before midnight...

 
 

UT Geoscientists are Leading an International Team That Wants to Predict Earthquakes

On August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Haiti. The Caribbean nation deals with quakes regularly, but this event was the largest...

 
 

UT Researchers are Repurposing Cancer Diagnosis Technology to Battle Fish Fraud

Each year, Americans consume nearly 10 billion pounds of seafood, almost all of it imported. But what lands on a boat in the South China Sea is often very different...

 
 

UT’s Aerospace Engineering and Theater Departments Join Forces to Raise Awareness for Orbital Debris

Space is getting crowded. Over the next decade, companies like SpaceX and Amazon’s Kuiper Systems plan to launch thousands of internet satellites, which would...

 
 

How UT’s Sustainability Infrastructure Reduced Waste in a Time of Crisis

It’s early on a Sunday morning last October and the parking lot outside Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium is unusually empty. The night...

 
 

This UT Alumnus Is Building Space Hotels

At any given time, there are a half dozen humans zipping around the Earth at over 17,000 miles per hour. These are the lucky few chosen to live and work on...

 
 

A Longhorn’s Journey to the End of the Earth — and Beyond

 
 
 
 
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