Science and Technology

We Put these 2018 Summer Movies to the Test

June 5, 2018
Solo

Summer blockbuster season is here, and an impressive crop of films feature science concepts. We sat down with scientists at UT Austin to find out how close to reality the movie magic really is.

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McCombs School Part of $50M Blockchain Innovation Program

June 4, 2018
Ripple Makes Blockchain Innovation Gift to UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin will participate in a new blockchain research and innovation program founded by the distributed-ledger currency exchange company Ripple.

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Tweaking Bacteria's Genes Might Yield Longer-Lasting Drugs

June 4, 2018
Recoded bacterial protein

By altering the genetic code in bacteria, researchers have demonstrated a method to make therapeutic proteins more stable, an advance that would improve the drugs' effectiveness and convenience.

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World's Largest Library of Biomedical Images Gifted to UT

May 30, 2018
image from biomedical animation

The most comprehensive collection of biomedical and scientific visual aids has a new home: UT Austin.

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Life Recovered Rapidly at Site of Dino-Killing Impact

May 30, 2018
Recovery at Chicxulub crater

New research led by UT Austin has found that an impact crater created by the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs was home to sea life less than a decade after impact.

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