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According to McCombs study, smartphones drain attention even while turned off
July 9, 2017
A recent study from the McCombs School of Business found that keeping smartphones within reach can reduce available cognitive capacity, or the amount of information the brain can retain at a particular time.
Geoscientists describe research with only 1,000 most common words
May 2, 2017
This year UT geological sciences Ph.D. student Rachel Bernard challenged her peers to describe their research using only 1,000 of the most common words in the English language.
UT computer scientist and neuroscientist develop robot soccer players
April 28, 2017
Tune in this weekend to watch some UT soccer players compete against other college teams.
New fire detector will sound the alarm earlier
April 11, 2017
ThermaSec, developed by UT freshman Isaac Laseter, will use thermal imaging to detect fires faster than traditional smoke detectors.
Desk app streamlines homework-solving process
April 4, 2017
UT students are working to cut down on homework multitasking with new app.
Facebook CTO talks future tech breakthroughs
April 2, 2017
Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer previewed the company’s research in connectivity, AI and VR at a talk Thursday
Two UT electrical engineering seniors create virtual “air drums”
March 9, 2017
Airdrums makes it easy for anyone to be a rock star.
Speaker reveals flaws in web browser security
March 1, 2017
UC San Diego computer scientist gives talk on privacy in web browsing.
New club helps students jumpstart their startups
February 15, 2017
Texas Convergent aims to help students start their own startups.
UT’s Mobile App Development society holds annual conference
February 6, 2017
On Saturday, approximately 300 students attended the fourth annual MADcon, a development conference hosted by UT’s Mobile App Development society.
UT astronomy professor discovers one star may have engulfed another
February 1, 2017
UT astronomy professor J. Craig Wheeler recently discovered more information about the history of red supergiant Betelgeuse, the ninth-brightest star in the night sky and the shoulder of the constellation Orion.
UT Energy Institute reveals the true cost of generating electricity
January 24, 2017
Wind and natural gas are the lowest-cost technologies for generating electricity across the majority of the United States, according to research recently published by UT’s Energy Institute
Mice help scientists understand genetics of sleep
November 30, 2016
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center recently discovered two genes that could help unlock the mysteries of sleep.
Software catches unintentional bias in other programs
November 22, 2016
Humans are not the only ones who can unconsciously discriminate against minorities or other groups—computer programs can also contain unintentional biases.
UT paleontologists unwrap fossil “presents”
November 16, 2016
Every day is like Christmas for paleontologists at the Jackson School of Geosciences’ Texas Vertebrate Paleontology Collections.
Researcher examines crowdsourcing as a way to identify interesting content
November 3, 2016
One future application of artificial intelligence may involve predicting what web content most people find popular.
UT assistant professor researches programmable molecules
October 28, 2016
Computation is often considered a man-made phenomenon, but according to David Soloveichik, it doesn’t have to be. Soloveichik, a UT computer and electrical engineering assistant professor, applies the principles of his field to biological settings to create programmable molecules.
Computer science student presents on prototype of security program
October 27, 2016
On Monday, UT computer science Ph.D. student Tyler Hunt gave a presentation at the Gates Dell Complex on a prototype of a security program he helped design and implement, called Ryoan.
Austin businesses pitch trash to social entrepreneurs
October 13, 2016
Entrepreneurs are digging up new business models from an unusual place: other companies’ trash.
UT professor discusses computer science ethics
October 2, 2016
As self-driving cars advance to mainstream markets and phones lessen individual privacy, programmers are becoming the new moderators of ethics.
UT researchers study how bats deal with human-created noise
September 29, 2016
Spoiler! Humans are affected too.
HackTX recovers from registration failure
September 22, 2016
Registration for HackTX, a 24-hour hackathon hosted by UT student organization Freetail Hackers, successfully reopened Tuesday after an initial failure on Friday.
UT alum speaks on the power of high-performance computing
September 19, 2016
Supercomputers can perform thousands of trillions of complex operations per second, but maintaining them is half the battle.
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