Should electric and hybrid vehicles owners pay fees to help fund the nation’s roadways?
A Chancellor’s Grant for Faculty Research award provides faculty members with time for research, writing, or creative work. The goal is to help faculty strengthen their grant or fellowship proposals for external funding.
What role do alternative fuel vehicles play in the future of the global energy system?
Legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart may not have perished in a plane crash as many have long assumed. A group of researchers believe she died as a castaway on a remote island, and Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology and director emeritus of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, is helping to provide the scientific evidence to back up that claim.
In the upside-down world of the pipefish, sexual selection appears to work in reverse, with flashy females battling for males who bear the pregnancy and carry their young to term in their brood pouch. But new research from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) shows even more factors appear to play a role in determining mating success.
The Humanities Center kicks off its annual Conversations and Cocktails series on Tuesday.
About one in eight construction fatalities are caused by falling from a roof, a trend that researchers at the Construction Industry Research and Policy Center hope to help reverse.
Spectral bats, also called false vampire bats for their imposing size—a wingspan of over three feet—are the largest bats in the Americas and typically roost in trees in lowland forests. Vladimir Dinets, UT research assistant professor of psychology, has discovered evidence that the species also can live in caves and is more adaptable than previously thought, thanks to personal observation and information gleaned from social media accounts of tourists.
Every day, Rachel Kronyak walks around the surface of the planet Mars, examining a rock or getting a closer look at a butte framing the horizon. A doctoral student in geology at UT, Kronyak is among a small set of research scientists worldwide testing the use of an augmented reality headset to see how it can help NASA determine whether Mars could support life.
A UT research time as solved a crucial riddle in green energy, overcoming the higher cost associated with first converting to that form of power thanks to a 50-fold improvement in catalyst activity.