From the College of Natural Sciences

Posts highlighting some of the many articles mentioning College of Natural Sciences faculty and students in the media.

New Technology Helps Cope with Heat Buildup in Nuclear Fusion

Patented technology could help make nuclear energy a more viable energy source.

They Are Robots and This Is Robocup

A different kind of soccer.

Manager of Brackenridge Lab Retires After 50 Years

A lifetime of service draws to a close.

TIME: Z Machine Produces Six Times the World’s Energy to Create White Dwarf Star

Research delves into how stars are created.

Chron: Damselflies on the Ceiling of Your Mind

A blogger at The Austin Chronicle recommends John Abbott's book Damselflies of Texas: A Field Guide.  

NY Daily News: Astronomers Recreate Surface of White Dwarf Star

Research could one day lead to nuclear fusion as a ‘meaningful energy source.’

Statesman: UT Researchers Help Develop World's Smallest Nanolaser

Laser could help computers run long and fast — yet stay cool.

Columbia Dispatch: Advice Can Save Vacation from Ruin

Russ Poldrack interviewed about the right and wrong way to vacation.

Hays Free Press: Students Blend Astronomy, Social Media

Tweeting, facebooking, and oh first-hand astronomy research.

Daily Texan: UT Scientists Develop World’s Smallest Laser

The semiconductor nanolaser could have impacts on all sectors of technology.

Heavy Hitters

How soccer-playing robots may someday save lives.

Team Creates World's Smallest Semiconductor Laser

The world's newest laser can't even be seen with the naked eye.

Debate: Benefits of Laser Isotope Separation

Mark Raizen debates the benefits and risks of tapping into the rare isotopes of the elements.

Husbands Show Love by Initiating Sex

Research shows differences in how the genders express their love.

Animals on the Move

A warming climate means shifting ranges and mixed-up relationships for a lot of species.