Nuclear Energy Stars on Big Screen

Eating a banana exposes you to as much radiation as working in a nuclear power plant for a year. This and other myth-busting facts appeared during the popular UT Texas Atomic Film Fest.

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Petroleum Engineer Aids Spill Estimates

Dr. Paul Bommer, a UT faculty member, serves as the only petroleum engineer in the federal government's Flow Rate Technical Group estimating oil flow from the BP well.

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Computing Better Drugs

Threats to human health are a moving target. Viruses evolve. New syndromes emerge. Unfortunately, the timeframe for creating targeted drugs is measured in decades, not days.

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May Commencement Offers Lifelong Memories

The Frank Erwin Center buzzed with activity on the evening of May 21, 2010 as Cockrell School graduates and faculty lined up for the procession.

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Bridging Nerve Gaps for Faster Regeneration

Building bridges is nothing unusual for engineers. But for Dr. Christine Schmidt, professor of biomedical engineering, the bridges in question connect human nerves.

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Biomedical Professor Creates Device that Replaces Biopsies

A new tool from UT biomedical engineers makes it easy and painless to detect skin cancer, which as the most common form of cancer afflicts 69,000 people in the U.S. annually.

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