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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Engineering professor gets Wired

Adela Ben-Yakar, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is featured in an article in the December 2008 edition of Wired magazine and on the magazine’s Web site.

She is developing laser microscalpels that would be able to excise a cancerous cell without damaging neighboring cells.

We wrote about her work for a Campus Cameo in the Playbook program distributed at Longhorn football games. It was in the Oct. 25 edition (the Oklahoma State game). For those of you who
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Monday, September 8, 2008

Not just laser tag

Lasers have made news recently at The University of Texas at Austin.

The Texas Petawatt Laser, the world’s most powerful, went on line in August.

Todd Ditmire, director of the Texas Petawatt Laser

Todd Ditmire, director of the Texas Petawatt Laser

It will help researchers recreate processes such as the birth of stars and investigate nuclear fusion.

Earlier, a biomedical engineering professor showed that a laser microscalpel could zap individual cells and leave surrounding cells alone. So much for cancerous cells hiding out among healthy tissue—at least when the microscalpel is
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