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Chemical, Materials Engineering Students Have Strong Showing

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Seven students from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering recently took part in the undergraduate poster competition of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers conference in Atlanta.

UT Nursing: Digital Stories Could Help Dying Patients Communicate

Before she died, Theresa and Raphael’s mother created a video message to comfort her children, remind them of her everlasting love, and assure them that everything is as it should be. Though her story is not real, it is the type of message a person dying of HIV/AIDS may want to leave behind. It is one of four digital stories created as a UT College of Nursing pilot research project. The goal is to create a tool that can help persons with HIV/AIDS communicate their end-of-life and advanced care planning wishes.

Circuits on Demand: Engineer Prints Electrical Components on Paper

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One of humankind’s biggest technological steps was the ability to print words on paper. Now, thanks to UT College of Engineering assistant professor Anming Hu, it’s technology itself that is being printed. Hu, of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, has researched a way to print circuits on paper, the main impact of which could be a decrease in cost and an increase in portability for any number of devices.

Prehistoric Conflict Hastened Human Brain’s Capacity for Collaboration, Study Says

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Warfare not only hastened human technological progress and vast social and political changes, but may have greatly contributed to the evolutionary emergence of humans’ high intelligence and ability to work together toward common goals, according to a new study from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.

Five UT Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

Five UT professors have been named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to its 2014 class of fellows for their teaching and research.

Physics Professor Finds that Phonons Boost Superconductivity in Iron Selenides

Assistant Professor Steven Johnston and his colleagues have found that given the right environment, an underdog superconductor can set records. The results of those efforts were published November 13 in a Nature Letter entitled “Interfacial mode coupling as the origin of the enhancement of Tc in FeSe films on SrTiO3.” To read more about the

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