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  • Z Machine

    Z Machine

    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 …

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    Mitigating Underwater Noise

    Mitigating Underwater Noise

    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.

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    From ‘Technopolis’ to ‘Coopetition’

    From ‘Technopolis’ to ‘Coopetition’

    John Sibley Butler director of the IC² Institute spoke on the Place-Based Innovation Plenary Panel at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative America Meeting in Chicago, June 7, 2012.

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    Old Drug Holds New Promise

    Old Drug Holds New Promise

    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 …

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    Roll the Bones

    Roll the Bones

    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 …

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    Next-Gen Gene Sequencing

    Next-Gen Gene Sequencing

    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.

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    Introducing cloaking

    Introducing cloaking

    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.

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    Fighting Invasive Species, Zombie Style

    Fighting Invasive Species, Zombie Style

    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 …

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    Origami meets public health with the oPAD

    Origami meets public health with the oPAD

    Inspired by the paper-folding art of origami, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a 3-D paper sensor that may be able to test for diseases such as malaria and HIV for less than 10 cents a pop. Such low-cost, “point-of-care” sensors could be incredibly useful in the developing world, where the …

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    Commencement in highlights

    Commencement in highlights

    About 8,000 students graduated at the 129th spring commencement. Watch video highlights from the ceremony with the fireworks as the grand finale.

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    Do business ethics scandals affect political campaigns?

    Do business ethics scandals affect political campaigns?

    In this Elections 2012 analysis, McCombs School of Business Professor Robert Prentice discusses the impact of business scandals on presidential election strategy.

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    Singing the praise of science

    Singing the praise of science

    Neurobiology student Da’Marcus Baymon’s numerous talents stem not only from the classroom, but also the research lab — and the music studio.

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    Top scholars make their mark on the world

    Top scholars make their mark on the world

    In this video, five graduating students share their dreams of making the world a better place through research and education.

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    Thank you kindly

    Thank you kindly

    Linguist Lars Hinrichs and his student researchers in the Texas English Project collect and analyze field recordings of native Texans speaking in a casual setting.

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    The science of prenatal vitamins

    The science of prenatal vitamins

    Choosing a prenatal vitamin can be a challenging decision. University researchers weigh in on the science behind prenatal vitamins and supplements.

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    Anxiety in political advertising

    Anxiety in political advertising

    In this latest analysis, Assistant Professor of Government Bethany Albertson explains how candidates tap into voters’ emotions in political ads.

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    Public art celebrates Walter Cronkite

    Public art celebrates Walter Cronkite

    To mark the legacy of the alumnus and journalist, watch a video about “And That’s the Way It Is,” an art installation by new media artist Ben Rubin.

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    Getting ahead with online courses

    Getting ahead with online courses

    University Extension lets students earn college credit from anywhere in the world. In this video, Peace Corps member Adam Fivenson describes how.

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    Meet Game Changers Andrea Gore and David Crews

    Meet Game Changers Andrea Gore and David Crews

    On April 11 at the Game Changers live taping, the scientists discuss how environmental exposures to commonly used chemicals cause irreversible biological changes in us.

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    Meet a Game Changer: Art Markman

    Meet a Game Changer: Art Markman

    On April 11 at the Game Changers live taping, the cognitive scientist discusses smart thinking and the three keys to solve problems, innovate and get things done.

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