Science and Technology

Expert on youth violence to speak at conference hosted by Texas Head Start-State Collaboration Office

Jan. 5, 2000

An early childhood educator's conference hosted by The Texas Head Start-State Collaboration Office at The University of Texas at Austin's Charles A. Dana Center will feature a nationally known expert on youth violence. Guest speaker Robin Karr-Morse will speak on issues involving violence and young Americans at 12:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 7) at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd.

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UT geography department to host Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers

Dec. 21, 1999

The Department of Geography at The University of Texas at Austin will host for the first time the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG) Jan. 6-7, 2000 in the Thompson Conference Center.

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Texas Memorial Museum exhibit explores world of basketry

Dec. 3, 1999

The world of basketry is full of beauty, ingenuity, narrative and surprises. With Our Hands We Weave The World, a new exhibit on display through July 2000 at the Texas Memorial Museum, features dozens of baskets, in all sizes and shapes.

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UT Austin announces initial results of nuclear reactor study

Dec. 3, 1999

The Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory (NETL) Reactor at The University of Texas at Austin has been shutdown for approximately one month to investigate swelling and bulging of the reactor reflector. The reflector is a large stationary ring of graphite contained in an aluminum canister and surrounds the reactor fuel.

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Advanced tech from UT Austin streamlines prototype Houston Metro bus

Nov. 29, 1999

It's not a magic bus. But a city bus being overhauled and modified by engineering wizards at The University of Texas at Austin may wind up cutting fuel use, improving air quality, reducing noise and greatly diminishing wear and tear on city streets. Like a magic bus, a certain amount of levitation is involved: the vehicle uses magnetic fields to float a key portion of the engine in mid-air.

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