Topic: College of Natural Sciences

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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Our Bacterial BFFs Go Back Millions of Years

July 21, 2016
Gut Microbes

Some of the bacteria in our guts were passed down over millions of years, since before we were human.

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Scientists Glimpse Inner Workings of Atom-Thin Transistors

July 18, 2016
transistor

Research suggests possibilty of computer chips that are much more compact and energy efficient than today's chips.

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Fix for 3-Billion-Year-Old Genetic Error

June 23, 2016
RNA in water droplets

New research published in Science could dramatically increase accuracy in genetic sequencing.

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