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High School Student Publishes Scientific Paper with Assistance from Texas Tech Professor

David Weindorf collaborated with Florida teenager Julia Kagiliery to determine the sulfur content of lignite coal using portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and an optical color sensor.
11-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Research: Despite What You Might Think, Sexting Isn’t Just About Sex

A new analysis from the Texas Tech University Department of Psychological Sciences shows three different, equally prevalent purposes behind sexually based messages.
26-Nov-2019 8:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Sowell Center Awarded $1.25 Million Grant to Train Visual Impairment Specialists

The Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Sensory Disabilities at Texas Tech University will train scholars as teachers of students with visual impairments, or orientation and mobility specialists, and allow them to complete a...
12-Nov-2019 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Brain Research: In the Same Way Addiction Sufferers Crave Substances, Their Family Members Crave Them

For people with substance use disorders, their brains tell them they must use to stay alive. Now, we know the same thing happens in the brains of the people caring for them.
30-Sep-2019 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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History Made as Texas Tech University Breaks Ground on School of Veterinary Medicine

The school, located at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, is expected to enroll its first class in Fall 2021.
19-Sep-2019 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Develop Better Method to Remove Toxic Dyes From Wastewater

A team of Texas Tech University researchers working in advanced textiles has found a new way to remove toxic dye pollutants from wastewater, and their approach is safer, cheaper and easier than traditional methods.
27-Aug-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Herrera-Estrella Leads Sequencing of Avocado Genome

A new study illuminates the avocado’s family history and lays the foundation for the species’ improvement.
6-Aug-2019 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Texas Tech Vietnam Center & Archive Oral Histories Will Soon Be More Accessible

Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the archive is making its interviews keyword searchable.
2-Aug-2019 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expert Discusses Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Agriculture

Darren Hudson says the supply chain for the U.S. is in good shape, and food supply is ample to handle a short-term shutdown.
30-Mar-2020 1:55 PM EDT

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Economics Expert: Combination of Coronavirus Uncertainty, Oil Crash Could Be Severe

9-Mar-2020 5:20 PM EDT

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Astronomer: Leap Years Aren’t Exactly Every Four Years

26-Feb-2020 2:35 PM EST

Professors Study How Social Media Affects Emerging Adults’ Mental Health

23-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Pumpkin Spice: Dietitian Explains How Fall’s Most Popular Seasoning Can Be Healthy

16-Oct-2019 10:35 AM EDT

Researcher Awarded Patent to Convert Low-Grade Cotton Into Gel With Variable Use Qualities

The research behind the patent was conducted by Noureddine Abidi and Yang Hu in Texas Tech’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.
25-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Texas Tech Experts Can Discuss Parent-Teacher Interactions, Kids’ Anxiety, More

1-Aug-2019 8:50 AM EDT

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Bat Researcher Available to Discuss White-Nose Syndrome

20-May-2019 4:50 PM EDT

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