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  • Computer Memory Could Increase Fivefold From UT Research

    The storage capacity of hard disk drives could increase by a factor of five thanks to processes developed by chemists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.

    The researchers' technique, which relies on self-organizing substances known as block copolymers, was described this week in an article in Science. It's also being given a real-world test run in collaboration with HGST, one of the world's leading innovators in disk drives.

  • EPA Appoints David Allen to Lead Science Advisory Board

    David Allen, an engineer and internationally recognized expert in air quality at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named chair of the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board (SAB) for a two-year term. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced Allen's appointment Oct. 15. Jackson said his expertise in environmental engineering is a great asset to the board.

  • Developing New Vaccines for Emerging Diseases is Focus of $6.5 Million Contract

    Accelerating the evaluation and development of new vaccines for emerging health threats is the goal of University of Texas at Austin researchers who recently received $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

  • Hack Texas Hackathon, a 24-Hour Coding Marathon, Held Oct. 19-20 at UT

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    Event: Hack Texas Hackathon, a 24-hour coding marathon hosted by the Technology Entrepreneurship Society at the Cockrell School of Engineering

    When: 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, through 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Interested attendees must RSVP online.

    Where: Student Activities Center (SAC), Ballroom

  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Selects UT Austin as Research and Education Partner

    members of NASA and UT Austin sign an agreement for JPL

    Officials from The University of Texas at Austin and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory signed a Strategic University Research Partnership agreement on Oct. 16 at the Cockrell School of Engineering. UT Austin is now one of only 12 universities that have become JPL research and education partners.

    The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has selected The University of Texas at Austin for its Strategic University Research Partnership program — a federally funded program focused on advancing space exploration.