Topic: Finding Solutions

Student Engineers Invent Device to Improve Physical Therapy

Oct. 20, 2015
Miniature prototype of the robotic gait trainer designed by graduate student Sung Yul Shin.

In 2014 the Seton Brain and Spine Recovery Center needed to help physical therapy patients perform exercises correctly. Professor James Sulzer and his team of undergraduates invented a newly patented device already being tested today by Seton Hospitals and UT Athletics.

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Bouncing Back

Sept. 18, 2015
Negative Stiffness Honeycomb

Natural structures have long inspired human innovations. The bee honeycomb structure, for example, has been applied to products as varied as car bumpers and athletic helmets to absorb impact.

The only drawback to the honeycomb has been its inability to maintain its unique structure after just one hit. The material buckles and doesn't bounce back.

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Here Comes the Sun-Powered Home

June 2, 2015
Solar Decathlon 2015 Nexushaus team

A team of UT students is on track — rain and shine — to finish constructing a solar-powered home for an elite international competition this fall. See how the academically diverse group is pooling talents from across campus to put the finishing touches on the project. 

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Raise the (Solar) Roof: Students Building Solar Home

Feb. 23, 2015
Raise the (Solar) Roof: Students Building Solar Home

UT students were selected to design a solar-powered home for a U.S. Department of Energy competition. "Nexushaus" will address broad sustainability and affordability issues, and it's only one of the solar projects powered by Longhorns.

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Building Blocks of Democracy: Now in Your Web Browser

Nov. 25, 2014
Building Blocks of Democracy: Now in Your Web Browser

The Constitute Project, developed by government professor Zachary Elkins, brings constitutions from all over the world into one handy, online resource.

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