Science and Technology

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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UT Austin chemical engineering professor will use NSF award for work with AMD to improve production of semiconductors

March 22, 2000

Consumers may be able to purchase more affordable computers and electronics due to an innovative alliance between Advanced Micro Devices and The University of Texas at Austin. The alliance seeks to improve the production of semiconductors to lower production costs and potentially lower the price of electronics.

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New method of finding nannobacteria in rust could be used on Mars rocks

March 20, 2000

Two geology professors at The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Robert L. Folk and Dr. Kitty L. Milliken, have demonstrated that iron oxide filaments from a variety of geological periods on Earth are lifelike in form at microscopic levels. They say their research could have implications for Martian exploration and the search for some form of life on other planets.

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UT spotlights Swedish inventions and inventors at upcoming conference

March 15, 2000

Several Swedish officials, including the Swedish ambassador to the United States, will participate in an international conference at The University of Texas at Austin March 24-25 heralding the contribution of Swedish inventors to the world of science and technology.

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New future for electronics may be woven in miniature from silicon and gold

March 8, 2000

Two University of Texas at Austin chemical engineers have made a scientific breakthrough in the production of far smaller silicon wires, using revolutionary methods that could lead to development of other new materials with exciting new properties. Silicon wires of this extremely small size will be needed in the construction of the computers of the future and for optoelectronic devices, such as lasers, sensors, computer screens and other flat panel displays.

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