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6:36 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

EPA To Release Air Pollution Guidelines, North Texas Groups Weigh In

A coal-fired power plant in West Virginia
Wigwam Jones Flickr

The Dallas County Medical Society is backing a group rallying for strict EPA air pollution guidelines.

A hearing was held in Dallas Thursday as the EPA prepares to release its first-ever set of guidelines to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.

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Friday Conversation
9:13 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Inside The Dallas-Trained Brain That Won A Nobel

Dr. Thomas Südhof, who won a Nobel prize this week, spent 25 years at UT Southwestern in Dallas.
Steve Fisch Stanford

This week’s Nobel Prizes had a distinct twang. Three North Texas universities had small roles in the project that won the physics medal – and the winner of the Nobel for Medicine spent 25 years at UT Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Thomas Südhof took a break in his whirlwind week for our Friday Conversation.

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9:57 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Talk About A Brainiac! After 25 Years At UT Southwestern, Researcher Wins Nobel

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Dr. Thomas C. Südhof moved to Stanford in 2008 after a quarter-century in Dallas.
We're deep into Nobel Prize season, and a brain researcher with North Texas roots is celebrating. Dr. Thomas C. Südhof is one of three scientists who shared the Nobel for Physiology or Medicine on Monday. The Stanford professor did his prize-winning research - on "synaptic transmission," or how brain cells communicate with chemical signals - during his 25 years at UT Southwestern in Dallas.
4:45 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Sneak Peek: Fort Worth Factory Assembling First Smartphone Made In U.S.

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On the heels of the new iPhone buzz in Silicon Valley, Motorola gave its first glimpse into the Fort Worth factory where the Moto X is assembled. KERA's Lauren Silverman took a look.
Fort Worth isn't just home to the Stockyards and Sundance Square anymore. Cowtown is now home to a plant that will produce the first smartphones ever assembled in the U.S. It's called the Moto X and it's Motorola's new flagship device. Gov.
Science
10:50 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Study Up For ‘Think’: The Latest In Investigative Genetics

What are the latest advances in investigative genetics? Find out at noon on 'Think'.
Patrick Alexander Flickr

Where are the bodies from the graves at the Dozier Boys School, a former reform school in south Florida in the news for reported beatings, going for research? The University of North Texas Center for Human Identification. Discovering the boys' identities and how some of them died will be part of a day's work for researchers at the center. We'll find out about advances in forensic science that lend hope to solving this case and so many others at noon as Think host Krys Boyd talks to Dr. Art Eisenberg,  Chair of the Department of Forensics and Investigative Genetics at UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

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Science
7:18 pm
Sat July 20, 2013

Sending Science Experiments Into Space

Space aficionados, students, and scientists learn to program using Arduinos that they could use as part of science experiments to send into space. The weekend workshop took place at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

A group of Texas hardware hackers and space aficionados gathered in Dallas at the Frontiers of Flight Museum this weekend. Their goal? Learn how to build experiments to take into space.

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Science
3:34 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

New Formula Could Help Stop West Nile Epidemics Before They Start

Josh*m Flickr

UT Southwestern has developed a formula that it says could revolutionize the way communities fight West Nile.

And even though recent rains have drenched North Texas, researchers don’t expect a sudden dramatic spike in West Nile cases.

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Science
6:08 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Obama's Plan To Explore The Brain: A 'Most Audacious' Project

A colored 3-D MRI scan of the brain's white matter pathways traces connections between cells in the cerebrum and the brainstem.
Tom Barrick, Chris Clark, SGHMS Science Source

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 1:35 pm

President Obama has announced an ambitious plan to explore the mysteries of the human brain.

In a speech Tuesday, Obama said he will ask Congress for $100 million in 2014 to "better understand how we think and how we learn and how we remember." Other goals include finding new treatments for Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.

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Science
4:03 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

UT Arlington Receives Record $7.5 Million For Scientific Research

UT Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington has received the largest philanthropic gift in its history- $7.5 million to install equipment designed for advanced scientific research.

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Breakthroughs
2:56 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

UTA Project Gives Robots Sensitive Skin

Examples of artificial skin and sensors that UTARI researchers are experimenting with adding to robots. Sensors will allow robots to gauge touch, temperature, pressure, and other data.
David Chong KERA News

Think about robots, and up pop images of soulless automatons made out of metal and circuits. But a team from the University of Texas at Arlington has just won a $1.35 million National Science Foundation grant to give robots sensitive, human-like skin.

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