Press Releases

Water Purification Breakthrough Uses Sunlight and Hydrogels

April 3, 2018
'Hierarchically-Nanostructured Gel' Vapor Generator

The ability to create clean, safe drinking water using only natural levels of sunlight and inexpensive gel technology could be at hand, thanks to an innovation in water purification.

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Former NFL player, Green Beret and Longhorn to Speak

April 2, 2018
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Former NFL player, Green Beret and Longhorn will present Alderson Lecture keynote address.

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UT's Applied Research Laboratories Hires Executive Director

April 2, 2018
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UT Austin alumnus Karl Fisher has been chosen to lead Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin (ARL:UT), one of the largest research units within the University of Texas System. 

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Breakthrough Taco Will Change Breakfast-and the World

April 1, 2018
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Researchers and faculty members are calling the lab-grown taco a marvel of biotechnology.

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Name Use Matters for Transgender Youths' Mental Health

March 30, 2018
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In a recent study, researchers found that when transgender youths are allowed to use their chosen names their risk of suicide and depression decreases. 

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