Topic: National science foundation

Mile-High Mars Mounds Built by Wind and Climate Change

March 31, 2016
Mars craters compared with wind tunnel experiment

New research has found that wind carved massive mounds of more than a mile high on Mars over billions of years. 

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UT, A&M, Rice Form NSF Hub to Move Ideas to Marketplace

Aug. 26, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin, Rice University and Texas AandM University have received a three-year, $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to become a regional innovation hub that translates academic research into useful technologies with commercial applications.

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UT Austin-AISD Partnership to Support Computer Science Education

April 4, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Independent School District (AISD) are partnering to offer college credit to computer science students in AISD high schools.

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$2.9 Million Grant Will Help Elementary Teachers Boost Students' Math Understanding

Oct. 21, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas A University of Texas at Austin education professor has received a $2.9 million grant to help elementary school math teachers use the latest research on how children think about math to improve student learning outcomes.

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Rainfall in South Pacific Was More Variable Before 20th Century

Sept. 9, 2013

[caption id="attachment_41948" align="alignright" width="195" caption="Jud Partin inspects a stalagmite in Taurius Cave on the island of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. A stalagmite such as this one could be used in a paleoclimate reconstruction."]Jud Partin inspects a stalagmite in Taurius Cave on the island of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  A new reconstruction of climate in the South Pacific during the past 446 years shows rainfall varied much more dramatically before the start of the 20th century than after. The finding, based on an analysis of a cave formation called a stalagmite from the island nation of Vanuatu, could force climate modelers to adjust their models.

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