Topic: Science

Our National Parks Should Be About Scientific Preservation

Aug. 25, 2016
National Parks

These parks may provide answers to the most vexing problems of human interactions with nature to come, such as effective adaptations to  droughts, sea level rise and hurricanes.

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Challenges are the Essence of Science

May 27, 2016
Fracking

The concept of “settled science” is silly. Scientists should at all costs defend the right to challenge science. In addressing challenges, science advances, little by little.

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UT Austin Ranks No. 25 Globally for Science in Nature Index

April 20, 2016
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UT Austin ranked No. 25 in the world among academic institutions for publication of scientific research, according to the latest annual report from the Nature Index.

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Why kids are key to unlocking the potential of 3D printing

March 1, 2016

Mattel recently announced that it will release a US$300 3D printer for kids in time for the 2016 holiday season. With accompanying software that is specially tailored for young toy designers, the ThingMaker promises to introduce a new generation...

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Will cheap, safe 3D printers change the world? Ask a kid.

March 1, 2016

Mattel recently announced that it will release a $300 3D printer for kids in time for the 2016 holiday season. With accompanying software that is specially tailored for young toy designers, the ThingMaker promises to introduce a new generation of...

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