Deux ex Machina

Deux ex Machina

For the first time in the school’s history, UTD’s robotics team won third place internationally at the 2015 RoboGames in San Mateo California. The team, known as BattleBots, built a 120-pound robot named The Blender. It’s made of a titanium shell and has large steel teeth. It is specifically designed...

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Mock Trial team advances to championship series

Mock Trial team advances to championship series

Correction: A previous version of this article was incorrectly titled. The Mercury regrets this error. For the first time since the mock trial program began in 2006, two teams qualified to the Opening Round Championship Series in Memphis, Tennessee, which took place from March 20-22. A UT Dallas team has...

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Student visualizes life-saving device

Student visualizes life-saving device

Mechanical engineering senior designs appliance that warns parents, detects deadly temperatures in cars A device developed by a UTD student may help prevent the death of children left unattended in hot cars. Every year, children die from heatstroke because they’re left in cars. According to the Department of Meteorology and...

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Student Patrol keeps vigil on campus

Student Patrol keeps vigil on campus

At night, the campus can get very quiet. Dimly lit parking lots with only a few people can turn into an unsafe situation. To help people get across campus safely after hours, UTD Police employs students in a program known as Student Patrol. Equipped with orange flashing batons, jackets and...

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