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In this installment of Science Study Break Drs. Jan and Terry Todd, co-founders and co-directors of the Stark Center for Physical Culture & Sports, look at the strength of superheroes like Batman and the Avengers, and discuss the realities of human strength.
President Obama awarded medals to not one but TWO University of Texas at Austin scientists! The tower will be lit Feb. 12 in their honor. Learn more.
In this installment of Science Study Break Dr. Carlton Erickson (Pharmacy–Addiction Science & Research Center) discusses the science of addiction, using scenes from “House MD,” “Nurse Jackie,” “E.R.,” and other shows. About Science Study Break Pop culture and the academy collide as Science Study Break features researchers from The University of Texas at Austin discussing …
Jimmy Wadman went from failing to teaching in Chemistry 301, a course transformed from massive lecture to interactive experience. Watch his story.
As the rubber hits the road at Austin’s Formula One racetrack this week, check out the contributions of Longhorns and read about technology behind really fast cars.
You may see a few skeletons walking about once a year on Halloween night, but a colony of voracious flesh eating beetles at the University of Texas at Austin are busy every night turning roadkill into one of the spookiest collections on campus.
The brain has a function for short term memory, and professors at UT’s Center for Learning and Memory are uncovering its structure.
For the past few years astronomer Don Winget has been using the Z Machine, the world’s largest x-ray generator, to create white dwarf “star stuff” here on earth. When he put a photograph of the Z Machine up on the projector, in his Astronomy 301 course, it inspired fine arts student Leah Flippen to begin …
Post-doctoral researcher Kevin Lee demonstrates a technique that reduces harmful affects on marine life from underwater noise created by industrial activities like oil drilling. Read more about this research.
Exciting new findings in UT’s neurobiology labs suggest that rapamycin, an FDA-approved immunosuppressant used to control organ rejection in transplant patients, may be an effective therapy for Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and even autism. Now a UT team led by Professor Kim Raab-Graham of the College of Natural Sciences’ Center for Learning and Memory is searching for …
In this video from NPR’s Science Friday, UT paleontologist Tim Rowe describes his non-invasive technique for looking inside the skulls of dinosaurs by creating hundreds of digital slices. Digital morphology uses high-resolution X-ray computed tomography to create spectacular imagery and animations of biological specimens. With this technology scientists at the university can see what a …
Next-generation genome analysis technology enables biologist Christopher Sullivan to study how viruses replicate and cause tumors in new ways. Sullivan is an assistant professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. His lab studies how viruses interact with the host RNAi machineries to replicate, induce tumors, and cause pathogenesis.
Invisibility cloaking is happening right now in a basement laboratory at the university. Watch this video about one of the most innovative methods to date.
The history of how red imported fire ants came to North America has a destructive end. Every year the non-native ants cause more than $1 billion of impact in Texas alone. In this video, learn what innovative scientists at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL) are doing to combat this destructive invasive species, under the guidance …