Topic: College of Natural Sciences

Bats Use Second Sense to Hunt Prey in Noisy Environments

Sept. 15, 2016
Fringe-lipped bat

This bat's ability to shift to a second sense for hunting might give it a leg up in competition with other predators in a noisy environment and might also alter prey populations.

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New Microscope Builds 3D Images by Mapping Negative Space

Sept. 6, 2016
Artists Concept of New Microscope Technique

A new super-resolution microscope technique could aid in the development of artificial organs such as skin or heart tissue.

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How Artificial Intelligence Could Change Everything

Sept. 1, 2016
North American City Transformed by Artificial Intelligence

A panel of academic and industrial thinkers looks ahead to 2030 to forecast how advances in AI might affect life in a typical North American city.

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ExxonMobil Invests in Technology Development at UT

Aug. 2, 2016
Cockrell School of Engineering

ExxonMobil will invest $15 million as a leadership member of UT Austin's Energy Institute to pursue technologies to help meet growing energy demand while reducing environmental impacts.

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Bacteria Show Capacity for Rapid, Beneficial Mutations

Aug. 2, 2016
Flasks of bacteria sampled over thousands of generations of evolutionary time

Researchers discovered that bacteria can evolve much more efficiently than once thought, which might help develop better ways to treat nasty infections.

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