A Decentralized Internet

February 19, 2018 texasurj 1

On August 17, 2017, in a swift surge of horrific wind, rain, and fury, Hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas, devastating the Gulf Coast with a torrential downpour of nearly twenty-seven trillion gallons of water and knocking out a wide swath of internet infrastructure. It was in this destruction, however, that an alternative appeared that might be able to minimize the problems caused by damaged internet infrastructure in future natural disasters: consider mesh networks.

Cracking Open Geosciences with Jesse Gu

October 13, 2017 texasurj 0

Jesse Gu is a second-year geology major in the Jackson School of Geosciences. Jesse has worked as an undergraduate research assistant in several labs since arriving on campus. He has also been actively involved with the Undergraduate Geological Society and Engineering Chamber Orchestra.

Solving Aging with Young Blood and Circulating Factors?

April 8, 2016 texasurj 0

Parabiosis: surgically joining two organisms that then share and exchange rapid and continuous circulation. Parabiosis has been adopted by researchers as a means to test if joining old and young mice together (heterochronic parabiosis) shows signs of reversing age-related impairments.

Strokes on the Brain

November 23, 2015 texasurj 0

Picture that you have just left your apartment and are walking to class. You are listening to your favorite band on your ear buds, and it cannot get any better. Suddenly you lose your balance and have trouble seeing the sidewalk in front of you.

Models of Stroke: A Chat with Arushi Pandya

October 19, 2015 texasurj 0

Arushi Pandya is a junior at The University of Texas majoring in Plan II and Biology. Arushi works in the Schallert Lab for Neurobiology and is currently researching effects of ischemic stroke using mice and ultrasonic voice recordings.

The Decoy Effect

October 12, 2015 texasurj 0

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to assist with a research project in Panama at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), working with bats in a field station on the edge of the Soberanía National Rainforest Preserve located right along the Panama Canal.