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Tech and Health: Innovative Devices Aren’t Science Fiction

Tech and Health: Innovative Devices Aren’t Science Fiction

From nanomotors to customized prosthetics, check out inventions developed by Cockrell School engineers to provide better health care options in the future.

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Lifelike Heart Valve Model Will Aid Treatment

Lifelike Heart Valve Model Will Aid Treatment

Michael Sacks is developing mitral valve models that will enable heart surgeons to test solutions before they enter the operating room.

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Research: Where Knowledge is Created

Research: Where Knowledge is Created

Undergraduates’ projects are the focus Research Week (April 14-18). We’ve highlighted some health-related research, just one of many areas of study Longhorns are diving into. Learn more.

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Milner Wins Inventor of the Year Award

Milner Wins Inventor of the Year Award

The biomedical engineering professor was honored for his development of light-based therapeutic and diagnostic procedures that help doctors detect diseases like glaucoma and heart disease. [Video]

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When Will My Computer Understand Me?

When Will My Computer Understand Me?

Humans get the difference between “charging” a battery and “charging” a client, but computers may not. Linguist Katrin Erk has a new way for computers to learn. [Video]

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Look Up: Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Aug. 11-12

Look Up: Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Aug. 11-12

The annual August Perseid meteor shower will put on its best show after midnight on Sunday and Monday, say StarDate’s editors. Watch a video animation of the light show.

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Spoofing a Superyacht at Sea

Spoofing a Superyacht at Sea

Todd Humphreys and a research team from the Cockrell School “spoofed” a yacht using a custom-made GPS device. Learn why marine spoofing is a big concern. [Video]

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Preventing Earthquake Damage

Preventing Earthquake Damage

A team of Cockrell School engineers is working in New Zealand to understand soil structures in earthquake zones. The goal: buildings that resist damage. Learn more.

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Understanding Drought

Understanding Drought

As Texans look for ways to prepare for the next big drought, Jackson School scientists are looking to the past for answers. Watch a video to learn how a nearby cave may hold clues.

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GeoFORCE Milestone: Budding Geoscientists Graduate

GeoFORCE Milestone: Budding Geoscientists Graduate

The first class of GeoFORCE Texas is graduating from college this year, ready to pursue grad school, science jobs and the next step in their journeys. Learn about their experience.

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Moving for a Better Mind

Moving for a Better Mind

Darla Castelli is proving the link between fitness and brain function. Now she hopes to change attitudes about the importance of physical education. Watch a video.

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Science Study Break Looks at Star Trek

Science Study Break Looks at Star Trek

In this installment of Science Study Break, Professor Glenn Lightsey tackles the real and unreal of navigating vehicles in space as portrayed in the television and film productions of the Star Trek franchise.

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Science Study Break Looks at Superhuman Strength

Science Study Break Looks at Superhuman Strength

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.

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Goodenough, Bard Win National Medals of Science

Goodenough, Bard Win National Medals of Science

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.

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