Science and Technology

UT Austin's Discoveryexplores diverse research on campus

April 11, 2000

Insights into the origins of the universe, the geological prehistory of Texas, the history of Tex-Mex folk music, immigration trends, and the state of health care in Texas are authored by top researchers from The University of Texas at Austin in the latest issue of Discovery,the University's research magazine.

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Tower at UT Austin to glow Orange Monday honoring winners of national Rube Goldberg contest

April 10, 2000

A team of mechanical engineering students from The University of Texas at Austin won the national championship trophy Saturday with their overly-complicated invention at the 12th Annual National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at Purdue University.

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eSkeletons Web site offers a new tool for students in the new millennium

April 10, 2000

A new teaching tool providing a three-dimensional view of the human skeleton is available to students and the public at a Website titled www.eSkeletons.org, according to Dr. John Kappelman, a University of Texas at Austin anthropology professor. Kappelman said the site is a project supported by the National Science Foundation's Digital Library Initiative and Division of Undergraduate Education, as well as the College of Liberal Arts at UT Austin.

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Environmental lawyer to join UT Austin faculty

April 5, 2000

The University of Texas at Austin School of Law has announced its second major tenured appointment of the academic year. Professor Wendy E. Wagner, one of the nation's top young environmental lawyers, who currently teaches at Case Western Reserve University, will join the UT faculty in fall 2000.

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Scientists reveal mysteries of deep diving marine mammals

April 5, 2000

In the past, studies had been performed on diving mammals as they came up to the surface of the water to breathe air. Scientists would put smaller instruments on them that could measure only swimming speed, how long they had been submerged and the depth at which they been swimming.

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