Science and Technology

New program to detect hackers is developed by Applied Research Laboratories at UT Austin

April 3, 2000

Researchers at the Applied Research Laboratories at The University of Texas at Austin (ARL:UT) have developed a new line of defense to help protect e-commerce and other computer-based systems. The new system is called the Network Exploitation Detection Analyst Assistant (NEDAA), and it provides a method for detection of computer intrusion and misuse as they occur.

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UT Austin to participate in National Alcohol Screening Day

April 3, 2000

University Health Services of The University of Texas at Austin will be part of colleges and universities nationwide participating in National Alcohol Screening Day on Thursday (April 6). The day is designed to educate students about the risks of heavy drinking. University Health Services (UHS) will offer information about alcohol abuse, how to know if your drinking has become a problem, and what to do if you think a friend may have a problem with alcohol.

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New plastic and sugar biomaterial may hold key for faster regeneration of damaged nerves

March 29, 2000

In the future, doctors may be able to heal damaged tissue faster using a unique blend of biological and inorganic materials. These "biomaterials" are the next frontier in the field of tissue engineering, which involves growing tissues in the lab for research and grafting as well as stimulating the body into regenerating its own tissue more quickly.

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Astrophysical issues to be explored by researchers from Texas and Mexico during UT Austin conference

March 28, 2000

Professional astronomers, astrophysicists and graduate students from several institutions in the greater Texas¬Mexico region will meet in Austin on April 6-8 in a scholarly conference to discuss astrophysical problems and present their own research.

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Brazilian environmental activist Senator Marina Silva to discuss future of the Amazon during April visit to UT Austin

March 23, 2000

Senator Marina Silva of the Amazon state of Acre will join three leading experts in a panel discussion on the future of the Amazon rainforest on April 4, 2000, at 7 p.m. in the Bass Lecture Hall at The University of Texas at Austin. This event is one of four public appearances the senator will make in her visit to Austin, scheduled for April 2-5.

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