University of Texas at Austin

Posts Tagged ‘dinosaur’


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Research Round Up: Fall 2010

Penguin fossil found in Peru showed surprising evidence of feathers and their colors.

Penguin fossil found in Peru showed surprising evidence of feathers and their colors.

During the fall semester of 2010, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin revealed:

An ancient penguin with surprising colors

Honey bees with a failure to communicate

Criminal virus spreaders using evolutionary forensics

An electron switch between molecules with cool battery potential

That as biological clock ticks down, libido rises

A dinosaur who thrived when its competition died

Ways the earth moves

That’s not all.

A team of students launched two satellites, which they built, into
Read More …

Thursday, October 28, 2010

UTexas CT scan lab screened on Wired Science

Flipping through the channels during a break in the World Series broadcast Wednesday (Oct. 27), I saw Wired Science on KLRU 3. In the what’s coming up list for the show, it listed “Virtual Paleontology.”

The digitized 3D  image of a dinosaur skull from the High Resolution X-Ray CT lab.

The digitized 3D image of a dinosaur skull from the High Resolution X-Ray CT lab.

I kept checking back to see if the segment was about the High Resolution X-Ray CT Facility at The University of Texas at Austin that makes scans of fossils to reveal their shapes in
Read More …

Friday, April 23, 2010

Name that dinosaur

Wann Langston

Wann Langston

It’s OK that paleontologists from Yale University, California State University-Stanislaus and the Royal Tyrell Museum in Alberta, Canada found a new species of dinosaur in Big Bend National Park.

The National Park Service calls the park a “paleontological paradise,” where more than 90 dinosaur species have been found. So there’s plenty to go around.

And the paleontologists mitigated their “poaching” by naming the dinosaur after Wann Langston Jr., a professor emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin. He’s one of
Read More …