Texas Tech University, often referred to as Texas Tech or TTU, is a public research university in Lubbock, Texas, United States. Established on February 10, 1923, and originally known as Texas Technological College, it is the leading institution of the Texas Tech University System and has the seventh-largest student body in the state of Texas. With 1,839 acres (744 ha), it has the second largest contiguous campus in the United States and is the only school in Texas to house an undergraduate institution, law school, and medical school at the same location. The university offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study through 13 colleges and hosts 60 research centers and institutes. Texas Tech University has awarded over 200,000 degrees since 1927, including over 40,000 graduate and professional degrees. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Texas Tech as having "high research activity". Research projects in the areas of epidemiology, pulsed power, grid computing, nanophotonics, and wind energy are among the most prominent at the university.
Researcher discovers plankton adjusts to changing ocean temperatures
(Phys.org) —It was often assumed marine plankton would be easy prey, especially in the dense viscosity of colder waters, but that is not necessarily so.
Scientist begin painting macro-portrait of future bird / wetland scenarios under climate change
Using a mountain of satellite photographic data and decades of waterfowl counts, a Texas Tech University biologist said she and others have found a correlation with the amount of waterfowl and the amount of wetlands available ...
Climate warming refuted as reason for plant shifts in high-profile 2008 study
(Phys.org) -- Many simple models of plant response to warming climates predict vegetation to find cooler and/or wetter locations, generally moving upslope from their current positions.
Veeries stay mum at night to avoid becoming owl dinner
"When the sun hits the ground and the owl's been around, veeries nary make a sound." It's a familiar quotation you've never heard before, but one buoyed up as a modern truism thanks to recent research conducted in part by ...
Sociologists find similarities in meanings behind protestant work ethic, religious tattoos
(Phys.org)—When it comes to religious tattoos, two Texas Tech University sociologists say the reasoning and spirit behind them is strikingly similar to a 100-year-old theory about how the Protestant work ethic powered the ...
Researchers find high estrogen-mimicking chemical concentrations in dog training batons
(Phys.org)—Sometimes orange, sometimes white, dog trainers often use plastic fetching batons called bumpers to teach dogs how to retrieve. But researchers at Texas Tech University have discovered that the dogs also may ...
'Gold standard' moms best at transmitting political ideologies, study finds
(Phys.org)—When it comes to transmitting political ideologies, warm moms who give their children lots of love and lots of rules serve as the best conduits, according to recent research co-authored by a Texas Tech University ...
Researchers studying nanotube toxicity develop method for finding them in soils
(Phys.org)—Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could pave the way for remarkable technology, from improved computer chips, flexible computer screens or body armor, to health applications such as bone healing and cancer treatments.
Researchers measure debate reactions in real time
(Phys.org)—As Election Day draws nearer, many people are watching the presidential debates with interest. This fall, a team of media and communication professors and students at Texas Tech University are watching the debates ...
Forensic science student uses new technique to flush out evidence of cocaine use in Lubbock's sewage water
(Phys.org) -- When it comes to cocaine, users of the drug in Lubbock abuse up to a third more on the weekends.