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Books Under the Microscope

Books Under the Microscope

Researchers use today’s imaging technology to take a very close-up look at the 350-year-old book that showed microscopy to the world.

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UT’s WIALD Women Reach the Edge of Space

UT’s WIALD Women Reach the Edge of Space

Testing a student project in the real world is one thing. Sending a project out of the world to test it, as these female aerospace students, did is something else.

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The geological fingerprint of war in photos

The geological fingerprint of war in photos

Scientists find traces of the World War II D-Day invasion buried in the sands of Omaha Beach.

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Photographing a hidden world

Photographing a hidden world

Geologist Peter Flaig went to Antarctica in search of fossils. Surrounded by snow and ice, he and his colleagues discovered signs of a much warmer time.

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The sky's the limit

The sky's the limit

Engineering students along with 80 other teams from around the world participated in the recent Design/Build/Fly Competition, a radio-controlled aircraft design challenge.

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Frozen in time

Frozen in time

A trip to Antarctica yielded a unique opportunity for geologist Peter Flaig — a chance to see a structure built 100 years ago by British explorers.

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New fossil primate found in West Texas

New fossil primate found in West Texas

Take a closer look at a previously unknown species of fossil primate and a collection of images from the site where the fossil was found.

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Close to the land

Close to the land

Geography Professor Kelley Crews spent 18 months in the Okavonga Delta region of Botswana to help assess the changes to a delicate ecosystem and its people.

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A walk on the wild side

A walk on the wild side

When asked why people should visit the Texas Memorial Museum, Dr. Ed Theriot, professor, diatom wrangler and director of the Texas Natural Science Center, said, “Whether they like dinosaurs and fossils or gems and minerals, or are curious about evolution or Texas wildlife, everybody finds a ‘wow,’ a personal connection.”

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Captured in a flash

Captured in a flash

Entomologist John Abbott uses high-speed flash photography to capture insects, bats and other animals in motion around Texas. The technique gives him (and the viewer) the ability to see these creatures in a way that is impossible with the naked eye.

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UT responds to Haiti earthquake

UT responds to Haiti earthquake

Five geoscientists and two engineers traveled to Haiti in the weeks following the fifth deadliest earthquake in history. They helped unravel mysteries about what triggered the quake and offer recommendations to save lives in future quakes. They also witnessed a human tragedy that is still unfolding. Here’s what they saw.

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Eyes on the Gulf

Eyes on the Gulf

Satellite imagery, Gulf water sampling, national news reports and oil flow diagrams offer photographic documentation of The University of Texas at Austin faculty’s deep involvement in remedying the BP oil spill challenges. Read more about how the university’s scientists, engineers and researchers are contributing their expertise to the catastrophic BP oil spill.

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Searching the stars with Lara Eakins

Searching the stars with Lara Eakins

From telescope operators to piano tuners, The University of Texas at Austin recognizes the dedication of its staff during Staff Appreciation Week. During the next five days, Know will feature one staff member each day. Today we feature Lara Eakins from the Department of Astronomy.

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Fly me to the moon

Fly me to the moon

Mark Helper traveled to the site of an asteroid impact on a remote Arctic island last summer to simulate a geological expedition on the moon.

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  • Faculty Spotlight video featuring Larry Speck, a professor in the School of Architecture.

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