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New Austin project aims to revive monarch butterfly populations
December 5, 2018
As it starts to cool down here in Texas, it’s time for the annual monarch butterfly migration. This year, the Austin Parks and Recreation department aims to create corridors of milkweed plants and nectar sources, which are food sources and part of the iconic butterfly’s natural habitat.
New app aims to optimize energy efficient room temperatures for UT buildings
November 8, 2018
Some students think UT buildings are too cool for school, but a new app could increase student comfort and save energy.
Individual personalities meld in secure relationship, study says
October 31, 2018
When you’re in a relationship with a person long enough, you might start to act like them. Graduate student Courtney Walsh published research on how couples fuse their individual identities into a single couple’s identity. This is one of the first studies to examine identity fusion within couples rather than groups.
British colonial history explored through Central American skeletons
October 25, 2018
The genetic portion of the project stemmed out of Springs’ master’s degree at Texas State University, where she was doing a bioarchaeological analysis of the cemetery.
Austin startup Seekr connects people to unique local experiences
October 21, 2018
You can tour Austin from the sky with “Stew’s Flight Over Austin,” an experience which can only be enjoyed through a UT startup called Seekr.
UT researchers work to identify sewage leaks to Waller Creek
October 17, 2018
Waller Creek is not safe due to high levels of bacteria from feces, but researchers are tracking bacteria and sewage leaks to improve water quality for both the river aquatic ecosystem and the Austin community.
Texas Aerial Robotics wins second place with self-flying drones
October 10, 2018
The student organization’s self-flying drone won second at the International Aerial Robotics Competition by herding Roombas.