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Physicists seek to uncover the secrets of the universe

Could an overlooked class of stars host life? How can we prevent space weather from wreaking havoc on Earth? Do exomoons really exist? UT Arlington physics are answering these questions and more.

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High-density concepts predicted for future megacities

What will the city of the future look like? UT Arlington professors believe they’ll feature high-rise structures with levels of greenery and aerial trams that zoom workers straight to high-tech offices.

Sam Sung in a research laboratory

Program introduces undergraduates to life-enhancing discovery

UT Arlington is changing the way undergraduate students prepare for STEM careers through a new program that emphasizes real-world research and experiential learning.

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University launches institute for sustainability

UT Arlington’s new Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact aims to enhance quality of life by developing more sustainable communities that focus on the natural, built, economic, cultural, and social environments.

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Engineers light the way with optical advancements

Optics research in the Electrical Engineering Department is bringing new insights to data security, medical technology, and many other high-impact areas.

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Bioengineering alumni include top researchers, industry leaders

Graduates of UT Arlington's Bioengineering Department have become world-renowned authorities in forensic accident reconstruction, gene therapy, heart valve function, and many other life-enhancing fields.

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F-type stars could support life beyond Earth

Could life exist in regions around stars that burn brighter than the sun? Physics Professor Manfred Cuntz says scientists should not dismiss the possibility.

Lillian Frink in the laboratory

Professors deliver hope in battling disease

With their advancements in drug discovery and delivery, UT Arlington researchers are leading the charge to detect and battle serious health problems.

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Embracing technology to improve public transportation

As part of a federal government initiative, UT Arlington researchers are studying whether alternative transportation options can create more livable communities.

David Wetz in the laboratory

Professor works to create better batteries

Electrical engineers aim to create batteries that are five times more powerful—and five times less expensive—than current ones within five years.