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The world's most powerful laser
May 2, 2008

The world's most powerful laser

The Texas Petawatt laser reached greater than one petawatt of laser power on March 31, making it the highest-powered laser in the world.

Saving home movie memories
March 24, 2008

Saving home movie memories

What happens when home movies can’t be viewed because of out-of-date technology or damaged film?

Gene discovery made easier
February 29, 2008

Gene discovery made easier

Researchers at UT Austin have developed a powerful new gene-networking model that will help identify disease-causing genes much easier and faster.

New evidence: dinosaur-killing meteor
January 25, 2008

New evidence: dinosaur-killing meteor

The most detailed three-dimensional seismic images yet of the Chicxulub crater may modify a theory explaining the extinction of 70 percent of life on Earth 65 million years ago.

Women's backs evolved for pregnancy
December 21, 2007

Women's backs evolved for pregnancy

Women’s spines evolved with a more pronounced curve to help them bear the strain of pregnancy, according to research spearheaded at UT Austin.