Science and Technology

UT Austin researcher presents hot new evidence of global warming

June 9, 1999

Ecologists from around the world are finding provocative signs that global warming already may be altering the Earth's flora and fauna. And they worry that next century, when the climate is expected to change more abruptly than it has in at least 10,000 years, plants and animals will be pushed to the limit.

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UT Austin researchers and NASA to crash spacecraft to find lunar ice

June 1, 1999

Is there water on the moon? Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed a quick experiment to find out -- crash a retired lunar module into the moon's south pole, which is believed to contain ice.

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UT Austin scientist plays major role in study of underwater "micro-continent"

May 28, 1999

Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently led a team of 28 scientists representing eight countries on an expedition on which they discovered a large underwater plateau in the Indian Ocean that once was a small continent above sea level.

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UT hosts conference on breakthroughs in scientific technologies used to detect, treat medical conditions such as cancer, arteriosclerosis

April 22, 1999

The University of Texas at Austin will be the site of a one-day conference on Friday (April 23) featuring noted scientists from varied disciplines such as chemistry, biology, physics and engineering who will discuss breakthroughs in scientific technologies involving "ultrafast spectroscopy and ultramicroscopy."

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Innovative Instructional Technology Program announces awards

April 15, 1999

Several faculty members and their collaborators in the communication, music and Middle Eastern languages departments at The University of Texas at Austin were big winners in this year's Innovative Instructional Technology Awards Program (IITAP).

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