Science and Technology

UT Austin engineers' report shows household appliances contribute to indoor air pollution

July 6, 1999

Environmental engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have documented that showers and dishwashers contribute to indoor air pollution.

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UT Austin civil engineering professor finds sport utility vehicles less safe than cars

July 1, 1999

Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs), the middle-class status symbol of the 1990s, are not as safe as most people think they are, according to research by a University of Texas at Austin civil engineering professor.

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Dr. Ellen M. Rathje, a UT Austin researcher, wins a $200,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award

June 16, 1999

A promising young researcher at The University of Texas at Austin who received a $200,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation will use the award to investigate soils that seem to act like quicksand during earthquakes.

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Wilhelmina Delco, 49 other Austin women between 60 and 72 to volunteer for special NIH health study on exercise

June 16, 1999

Forget those television ads featuring svelte personal trainers hawking the latest suburban gym chain. Dr. Bob Spina, a UT Austin exercise physiologist, has a better nine-month offer, and it's free.

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Ant-attacking flies adapting to Texas climate

June 15, 1999

An important milestone has been reached in an effort to initiate biological control of imported fire ants in Texas, according to Dr. Larry Gilbert, director of the Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL) at The University of Texas at Austin.

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