Gazing up at the stars on a clear night often evokes a desire to contemplate the unknown. Past our view, through Earth’s atmosphere, and into deep space lie galaxies that stretch across cosmic time and into infinity.
Published on February 25, 2015 by Scott Gibson, NICS
Living in urban areas can offer convenient access to work, commerce, and culture, and perhaps that’s why more than half of the people on Earth call those places home now, with the number expected to rise to two-thirds by 2050, according to a report from the United Nations. Read about how urban microclimate impacts water use, energy use, and pollutant transport, as well as the overall comfort and well being of the inhabitants of urban areas.
Historically, the influenza A virus has been responsible for millions of deaths worldwide each year. The persistence of seasonal H1N1 and H3N2 strains costs between 3,000 and 49,000 lives annually in the United States alone. Influenza pandemics, or global circulations of highly transmissible and pathogenic viral strains, have occurred four times in the past century.
Eric Dawson is a senior biology student at UT Austin and a three-year TACC intern. He was also the team leader of UT's Student Cluster competition team. Here, he discusses how working on projects for The iPlant Collaborative through TACC has impacted his college experience and future career plans.