Posts Tagged ‘UTA’

Short Story Dispenser:
Printed Literature On the Go

Posted by Dara McCluskey

The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries recently installed the first short story dispenser in the state of Texas.

The UTA Library has installed a short story dispenser on the second floor of the UTA Central Library for readers …

UTA Professors Get $71K NSF Grant for U.S. Natural Disaster Response Research

Posted by University of Texas at Arlington

Last year, 16 U.S. natural disasters caused 362 deaths and a record $306 billion in damages.

Hurricanes contributed to the highest amount of damage followed by wildfires, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information.

After 2017’s record year of …

Discovery: E-Whiskers May Lead to Electronic Human Skin, $750K Grant to Fund Neutrino Research

Posted by Lance Murray

E-WHISKERS MIMIC THE REAL THINGS AS TOUCH SENSORS

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchHave you ever been intrigued by the whiskers on your pet cat or dog? Maybe not, but researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas are, and they’ve created artificial, electronic versions

Fort Worth Startup Harnessing Nanotech to Increase Crop Yields

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Greenhouses have always been a pretty low-tech endeavor, growing plants under a plastic cover that has to be replaced every few years.

That means the industry is ripe for innovation.

Fort Worth startup SolGro, which was founded last March, has …

UTA Teams With Foxconn to Help Reduce iPhone Fraudulent Claims

Posted by Jeremy Agor

A partnership between a University of Texas at Arlington industrial engineering team and Foxconn, a global electronics manufacturer giant and primary supplier for iPhones, will reduce fraudulent replacement claims for iPhone repairs at its Fort Worth facility.

The team also …

Mind Matters

Posted by Melinda Mahaffey Icden

Shining lasers on patients’ foreheads to map brain networks. Measuring the impact of collapsing micro bubbles in the brain. Tracking the effects of blast shockwaves on the blood-brain barrier. These are just a few of the ways UTA researchers are

Applications Open for Fort Worth Business Contest Awarding $50K in Cash, Services

Posted by Katie Kelton

Businesses across Tarrant County will have the opportunity to vie for $50,000 in cash and professional services at this year’s Fort Worth Business Plan Competition. 

The eighth annual competition will allow companies to present developing or pre-existing business plans. Judges …

Discovery: Your Opinion of Your Memory Could Help You, Wearable Fitness Trackers May Aid Cancer Assessments

Posted by Lance Murray

AlZHEIMER’S: SELF-EVALUATION OF YOUR MEMORY MAY BE PREDICTIVE

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchHow good is your memory? What you think may be important.

Researchers at the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas at Dallas have determined that subjective complaints about poor …

EarthX: Coexisting With Nature, Mobile Greenhouse & Workplace Design

Posted by Taylor Lowder

EarthX, the world’s largest environmental festival, included exhibitors from a number of universities and other educational groups this past weekend at Fair Park in Dallas. 

Attendees could explore careers in science, technology, education, art, and math as well as learn …

Discovery: Solving Century-old Mystery Helps Scientist Win Prize, Grant Targets Measuring UAV Group Performance

Posted by Lance Murray

UTSW RESEARCHER’S WORK SOLVES CENTURY-OLD MEDICAL MYSTERY

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchDr. Zhijian “James” Chen has been awarded the 2018 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences for his discovery of an enzyme, which has significant impact on our body’s immune defense system.

The UT Southwestern …

On Tap: Dallas Startup Week, Automation Everywhere & Comedy Festival

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

UTA Festival of Ideas: There’s ‘No One Path’ to Becoming an Entrepreneur

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The path to becoming a successful entrepreneur doesn’t have to go through the business school — students with a liberal arts background can use their passion, creativity, and ideas to change the world.

The 2018 Festival of Ideas on Feb. …

Discovery: UTD Prof Proposes Solution to Martian Mystery, Insight on Cancer-Causing ‘Dimers,’ & Phone’s Impact on Work, Home Life

Posted by Lance Murray

ANSWER TO A MARTIAN MYSTERY IS BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchWe’ll need to travel to Mars for our first item — not literally, but through the research being done by a fluid dynamics expert from the University of Texas at

Discovery: Improving Social Deficits in Autism, SMU Prof Named ‘Budding Genius’ & Watershed Mapping

Posted by Lance Murray

RESEARCH SHOWS POTENTIAL IN IMPROVING SOCIAL DEFICITS IN AUTISM

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchIs it feasible to treat autistic children through neuromodulation?

Researchers from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center are looking into it after a new study showed …

Discovery: Stressed Mitochondria, Personalized Breast Cancer Care & Aircraft Construction With Alloys

Posted by Lance Murray

HELPING MITOCHONDRIA RECOVER FROM STRESS

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchA discovery by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington could lead to the development of new treatments for cancers and some neurological disorders.

The researchers have identified proteins that help mitochondria recover from …

Lubricant Tech Developed at UTA Would Lower Fuel Consumption, Vehicle Emissions

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Tribology, Lubrication, and Coating Laboratory have refined new vehicle lubricant technologies as part of an ongoing partnership with ESL TEKnologies. 

The new lubricant developed at the university will reduce friction, fuel consumption, …

Future of Health Care: Life Science Leaders Outline What Lies Ahead for Industry at iC3 Summit

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Finding the next big medical innovation can be a daunting, Herculean journey fraught with years of pitfalls and patience before finally reaching the market.

Compared to a tech startup, which requires a computer, coding, an internet connection, and a lot …

iC3 Summit: Life Science Leaders Talk Product Placement, Entrepreneurship & More

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

BionorthTX held its third annual iC3 Life Science Summit at the University of Texas at Arlington Thursday. The summit brought industry leaders together to discuss the future of health care, the impact of new technology, financial strategies communication, and entrepreneurship. …

UT System Named to World’s ‘Most Innovative’ List

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

The University of Texas System ranked No. 9 on Reuters‘ list of the “World’s Most Innovative Universities.”

The UT System was the highest-ranking educational institution on the list in Texas. Locally, that educational framework includes the University of Texas …

UTA’s Diane Jones Allen Named to Resilient Design Panel

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

University of Texas at Arlington’s Diane Jones Allen has been selected to a national panel looking at what urban design policies can help cities better withstand natural disasters.

The American Society of Landscape Architects panel includes experts across disciplines, according …