Research News

Research Conference Sees Record UT Participation

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research is the leading national venue for showcasing undergraduate research. Each year more than 4,000 undergraduates from institutions across the country converge to present their research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts, and performances. NCUR accepted sixty-five UT students to present undergraduate posters and oral presentations for this year’s conference April 7–9 in Asheville, North Carolina.

Human Research and the IRB

The Office of Research Integrity resumes its lunchtime series “Responsible Conduct of Research” at noon Friday, January 29, in Hodges Library auditorium with a session on human subjects research and the Institutional Review Board.

Yahoo Releases Web Browser Data Set to Researchers

Recently, Yahoo Inc. released the largest-ever web browser data set to university researchers. With 13.5 terabytes of anonymized information on the browsing and reading habits of approximately 20 million users, the move benefits both academic researchers and Yahoo.

NIMBioS: Study Shows Large Variability in Abundance of Viruses That Infect Ocean Microorganisms

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Viruses infect more than humans or plants. For microorganisms in the oceans—including those that capture half of the carbon taken out of the atmosphere every day—viruses are a major threat. But a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Microbiology shows that there’s much less certainty about the size of these viral populations than scientists had long believed.

Nervous System Could be Map to Computing Breakthrough

The next big leap in computing could be just around the corner, thanks to a project being conducted by UT’s College of Engineering and the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute.

Canceled Due to Weather: Tom Scheinfeldt to Speak Friday

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Digital media and design expert Tom Scheinfeldt, managing director of the groundbreaking September 11 Digital Archive project, will speak at the Illuminations Digital Humanities Series at 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 22.

International Groups Taking Notice of UT Materials Research Center

In the ten years since its founding, the Scintillation Materials Research Center in UT’s College of Engineering has become one of the world’s leading centers for the discovery, development, and application of scintillators—materials that emit light when in the presence of radiation, providing a valuable detection method.