The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) was founded in 1883 and is located near the state capitol of Texas in Austin. The Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Jackson School of Geosciences and College of Natural Sciences receive high marks from university rating providers. UT Austin does not have a medical teaching hospital, but it offers medical sciences courses. Nearly 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend UT Austin.
Gas injection probably triggered small earthquakes near Snyder, Texas
A new study correlates a series of small earthquakes near Snyder, Texas between 2006 and 2011 with the underground injection of large volumes of gas, primarily carbon dioxide (CO2)—a finding that is relevant to the process ...
Singing mice protect their turf with high-pitched tunes
Two species of tawny brown singing mice that live deep in the mountain cloud forests of Costa Rica and Panama set their boundaries by emitting high-pitched trills, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered.
Risk of Amazon rainforest dieback is higher than IPCC projects, researchers say
A new study suggests the southern portion of the Amazon rainforest is at a much higher risk of dieback due to stronger seasonal drying than projections made by the climate models used in the latest report by the Intergovernmental ...
How DNA repair helps prevent cancer
The biological information that makes us unique is encoded in our DNA. DNA damage is a natural biological occurrence that happens every time cells divide and multiply. External factors such as overexposure to sunlight can ...
Simple scaling theory used to better predict gas production in barnett shale wells
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a simple scaling theory to estimate gas production from hydraulically fractured wells in the Barnett Shale. The method is intended to help the energy industry ...
Origami-inspired paper sensor could test for malaria and HIV for less than 10 cents
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.
Supercomputers help microfluidics researchers make waves at the microscopic level
(Phys.org) —Have you ever noticed the way water flows around boulders in a fast-moving river, creating areas of stillness and intense motion? What if those forces of fluid flow could be controlled at the smallest levels?
Mammalian body cells lack ancient viral defense mechanism
A team led by Chris Sullivan, a professor of molecular biosciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has provided the first positive evidence that RNA interference (RNAi), a biological process in which small RNA molecules ...
Evaluating system security by analyzing spam volume
The Center for Research on Electronic Commerce (CREC) at The University of Texas at Austin is working to protect consumer data by using a company's spam volume to evaluate its security vulnerability through the SpamRankings.net ...
Discovery of a 'dark state' could increase maximum theoretical efficiency of solar cells from 31 to 44 percent
The efficiency of conventional solar cells could be significantly increased, according to new research on the mechanisms of solar energy conversion led by chemist Xiaoyang Zhu at The University of Texas at Austin.