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December 4, 2015
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Ancient Cold Period Could Provide Clues About Future Climate Change

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that a well-known period of abrupt climate change 12,000 years ago occurred rapidly in northern latitudes but much more gradually in equatorial regions, a discovery that could prove important … Continue reading

June 6, 2015
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New Centimeter-Accurate GPS System Could Transform Virtual Reality and Mobile Devices

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a centimeter-accurate GPS-based positioning system that could revolutionize geolocation on virtual reality headsets, cellphones and other technologies, making global positioning and … Continue reading

February 3, 2015
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Cancer-Causing Virus Blocks Human Immune Response, Study Shows

AUSTIN, Texas — Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of California at San Francisco have revealed how a type of cancer-causing virus called Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) outwits the human body’s immune response. By helping explain why … Continue reading

January 28, 2015
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A 3-D View of the Greenland Ice Sheet Opens Window on Ice History

AUSTIN, Texas —  Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA’s Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet, opening a window on past climate conditions and the … Continue reading

January 8, 2015
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Computer Scientists at UT Austin Crack Code for Redrawing Bird Family Tree

AUSTIN, Texas — A new computational technique developed at The University of Texas at Austin has enabled an international consortium to produce an avian tree of life that points to the origins of various bird species. A graduate student at the … Continue reading