Science and Technology

UT receives world-class geophysical test site, data from British Petroleum

Oct. 13, 1998

Amid the serene landscape at the southern boundary of the scenic Hill Country, about 15 miles west of Devine, Texas, in Medina County, lies a group of deep and shallow wells on an expanse of land that, along with the test data gathered at the site, is valued at nearly $1 million.

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UT Austin receives $2.499 million NSF grant to promote graduate education, research training.

Sept. 30, 1998

Pioneering research under way at The University of Texas at Austin to develop improved techniques to diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer and heart disease received a boost today thanks to a $2.499 million grant awarded by the National Science Foundation.

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New UT concentration bridges gap between technology and culture

Sept. 29, 1998

A new interdisciplinary undergraduate concentration in the College of Liberal Arts will use the breadth of the liberal arts to bridge the widening chasm between technical expertise and general education.

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Scientists to discuss industry careers for women

Sept. 15, 1998

Five prominent women scientists will offer success strategies for female science students who want to break into industrial careers from noon to 2 p.m. Friday (Sept. 18) at The University of Texas at Austin.

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UT engineers achieve low-cost lasers

Sept. 8, 1998

Using a new technology known as "quantum dots," engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a semiconductor laser that can compete with much more expensive lasers used for data transmission, but at the lower cost sought by the telecommunications industry to address growing internet traffic.

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