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A young man in a hat holding equipment leads a group of students down a creek at a Hill Country-based field station


Philanthropic Gift Establishes Historic UT Commitment to Monitoring Texas’ Natural Resources

A transformative donation allows for the expansion of a Texas Field Station Network to study biodiversity and sustainability.

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Strings of words spiral out from a brain


Brain Activity Decoder Can Reveal Stories in People’s Minds

The work relies in part on a transformer model, similar to the ones that power ChatGPT.


Heartbeat of the Estuary

A scientist in a boat wearing headphones and dangles a microphone in the water


Right Place, Right Time

The image is divided horizontally by an undulating line between a cloudscape forming a nebula along the bottom portion and a comparatively clear upper portion. Speckled across both portions is a starfield, showing innumerable stars of many sizes. The smallest of these are small, distant, and faint points of light. The largest of these appear larger, closer, brighter, and more fully resolved with 8-point diffraction spikes.


Neutralizing Crazy Ants

Scientist walking through grass and brush with an orange bucket

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Charging Ahead
Clean energy research from UT Austin scientists holds disruptive potential. It comes just as new technologies are needed most.


A Biological Makerspace
In a little-known Austin tech hub, scientists use robots and AI to find treatments for COVID, fight the war on plastics and much more.


Anthony Varner Q&A
The Undergraduate, Neuroscience


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