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Right Place, Right Time

Like the Hubble Space Telescope before it, the James Webb Space Telescope has the potential to change the course of astronomy and inspire a new generation of astronomers.


Neutralizing Crazy Ants

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A Physicist’s Search for Beauty

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Remembering Steven Weinberg

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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
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