Science and Technology

Researchers try to replicate tool-making techniques of prehistoric Americans

March 2, 1999

Michael Collins calls himself an archeologist but the lay person might call him a prehistoric detective. He devotes himself to solving mysteries of the past, a vocation that sometimes means he attempts to make by hand tools like those native Americans made more than 10,000 years ago.

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UT researcher discovers flight cockpit recorders hold crucial information about aircraft mechanical, structural failures

Feb. 22, 1999

Flight cockpit recorders can carry more than the voices of pilots in distress; they can register telltale sounds from the aircraft engines and structure, says University of Texas at Austin aerospace engineer Dr. Ron Stearman.

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Chapman appointed to Turing Award selection committee

Feb. 2, 1999

Gary Chapman, director of the 21st Century Project at The University of Texas at Austin's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, has been appointed to the selection committee for the Turing Award, the world's highest award for achievements in computer science.

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Science Fun Day activities on March 6 designed to demonstrate that science is accessible, meaningful, important and fun

Jan. 22, 1999

For the sixth consecutive year, students from Austin area schools will team up with more than 30 science institutions, organizations and agencies to explore topics and show visitors the long lasting benefits science offers to society during Austin Science Fun Day at The University of Texas at Austin.

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New UT director leads high-tech industry's continuing education

Jan. 13, 1999

Carolyn Stark Schultz has been named as the new director for Continuing Engineering Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.

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