Topic: College of Natural Sciences

Fish Skin Provides Invisibility in Open Ocean

Nov. 19, 2015
Molly Cummings adjusts the video polarimeter on the automated rotating platform the team used for the study.

Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery about how some fish seem to disappear from predators in the ocean, a discovery that could lead to more effective methods of ocean camouflage.

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Mobile App Hopes to Answer Why Monarchs Are Out to Sea

Nov. 5, 2015

How are UT researchers tracking monarch butterflies’ over-ocean migration pattern? There's an app for that.

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$2M Grant for Research in Bendable Electronics

Nov. 4, 2015
Xiaoqin Elaine Li

A research team led by Xiaoqin Elaine Li has been awarded a grant of $2 million to research and develop thin, flexible semiconductors that might eventually lead to bendable computer screens and wearable electronics.

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Chemistry in Mold Reveals Important Clue for Pharmaceuticals

Nov. 2, 2015

In a discovery that holds promise for future drug development, scientists have detected for the first time how nature performs an impressive trick to produce key chemicals similar to those in drugs that fight malaria, bacterial infections and cancer. 

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Researchers Build Nanoscale Autonomous Walking Machine

Nov. 2, 2015
Nanoscale Autonomous Walking Machine Made from DNA

Researchers at UT Austin have developed a nanoscale machine made of DNA that can randomly walk in any direction across bumpy surfaces and could potentially be used for cancer detection. 

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