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September 27, 2021

Soft Pressure Sensor Breakthrough Solves Field's Most Challenging Bottleneck

Medical sensing technology has taken great strides in recent years, with the development of wearable devices that can track pulse, brain function, biomarkers in sweat and more. However, there is one big problem with existing wearable pressure sensors: even ... Read the story

September 27, 2021

Petroleum Engineering Alumni Help Deliver Fuel to Communities Affected By Natural Disasters

When Hurricane Ida smashed through Louisiana in August, it left a million people without power. As they tended to fallen trees and destroyed homes, a new problem emerged — no more fuel to power vehicles and generators. That’s when ... Read the story

September 24, 2021

The Next Generation of Flood Response

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are working with state and local agencies to create a mobile application that will improve the way emergency departments respond to flooding. The web-based app, called Pin2Flood, will allow first responders to ... Read the story

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September 22, 2021

Wireless E-Tattoo for Pneumonia Aims to Transform Patient Monitoring

Pneumonia has emerged as a life-threatening complication of COVID-19, accounting for nearly half of all patients who have died from the novel coronavirus in the U.S. since the beginning of the pandemic. Even before the onset of the ... Read the story

September 20, 2021

Metals Supercharge Promising Method to Bury Harmful Carbon Dioxide Under the Sea

There's a global race to reduce the amount of harmful gases in our atmosphere to slow down the pace of climate change, and one way to do that is through carbon capture and sequestration — sucking carbon out of ... Read the story

September 17, 2021

What If the Secret to Your Brain’s Elusive Computing Power is Its Randomness?

If you’ve ever asked a car mechanic how long a part will last until it breaks, odds are they shrugged their shoulders. They know how long parts last on average, and they can see when one is close to ... Read the story

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September 03, 2021

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