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June 24, 2020
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Solving the Ventilator Shortage with Windshield Wiper Parts

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are building a new type of ventilator made of cheap, widely available materials to help fill the demand created by the spread of COVID-19 for these critical devices that … Continue reading

January 25, 2017
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Addiction Treatment Graduates Describe Their Catalysts for Seeking Help

Most recovery survivors I talk to can tell me the exact moment they decided to seek treatment. For some, it’s a small push; for others, it’s a shove. The majority of these people have similar storylines, though everyone’s experience is … Continue reading

July 5, 2016
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Rare, Blind Catfish Never Before Found in U.S. Discovered in National Park Cave in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — An extremely rare eyeless catfish species previously known to exist only in Mexico has been discovered in Texas. Dean Hendrickson, curator of ichthyology at The University of Texas at Austin, identified the live fish, discovered in a … Continue reading

May 30, 2015
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‘Deep Web Search’ May Help Scientists

When you do a simple Web search on a topic, the results that pop up aren’t the whole story. The Internet contains a vast trove of information — sometimes called the “Deep Web” — that isn’t indexed by search engines: … Continue reading

February 25, 2014
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Damals in den Bäumen: Dynamischer Lebensraum formte die frühen Menschenartigen

Wechselnde Umweltbedingungen üben einen starken Selektionsdruck auf Arten aus. Im frühen Miozän, vor ca. 18 Mio. Jahren, gab es in Afrika noch keine Savanne, unterschiedliche Lebensräume waren Triebkraft für die Entstehung der Menschenartigen. Auf der Insel Rusinga im Viktoriasee untersucht … Continue reading

January 31, 2014
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The Death of the Death Penalty?

Texas leads the nation in executions. Minnesota has no death penalty. So two researchers—one from the University of Minnesota and one from the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)—teamed up to find out something no one had ever looked at … Continue reading