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From forecasting shuttle re-entry to medical procedure outcomes, engineers are working fast to create computer models we can trust

From forecasting shuttle re-entry to medical procedure outcomes, engineers are working fast to create computer models we can trust

Days before the space shuttle Columbia began its ill-fated return to Earth on Feb. 1, 2003, NASA engineers tried to evaluate the severity of damage sustained two weeks before, when a piece of foam had struck the shuttle during takeoff and damaged its thermal protection system. Engineering and computational researchers at The University of Texas…   » Continue Reading

Scientists, engineers and researchers contribute expertise to catastrophic BP oil spill

Scientists, engineers and researchers contribute expertise to catastrophic BP oil spill

As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, The University of Texas at Austin is marshaling its expertise to respond. Mapping the Gulf Oil SpillYou must have JavaScript enabled and the Flash 8 plugin installed to view this content. Consult your browser’s help file for instructions to enable JavaScript. Engineers, scientists, researchers and…   » Continue Reading

With Hurricane Ike, researchers develop next-generation forecasts to safeguard coastal communities

With Hurricane Ike, researchers develop next-generation forecasts to safeguard coastal communities

Science at the Center of the Storm: It was Sept. 7, 2008, six days before Hurricane Ike, the third most destructive hurricane in U.S. history, crashed into the Texas coast. Ike had already made landfall in Cuba as a Category 4 hurricane, and in the coming days would gather strength over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.