Science and Technology

UT geography department to host Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers

Dec. 21, 1999

The Department of Geography at The University of Texas at Austin will host for the first time the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG) Jan. 6-7, 2000 in the Thompson Conference Center.

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Texas Memorial Museum exhibit explores world of basketry

Dec. 3, 1999

The world of basketry is full of beauty, ingenuity, narrative and surprises. With Our Hands We Weave The World, a new exhibit on display through July 2000 at the Texas Memorial Museum, features dozens of baskets, in all sizes and shapes.

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UT Austin announces initial results of nuclear reactor study

Dec. 3, 1999

The Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory (NETL) Reactor at The University of Texas at Austin has been shutdown for approximately one month to investigate swelling and bulging of the reactor reflector. The reflector is a large stationary ring of graphite contained in an aluminum canister and surrounds the reactor fuel.

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Advanced tech from UT Austin streamlines prototype Houston Metro bus

Nov. 29, 1999

It's not a magic bus. But a city bus being overhauled and modified by engineering wizards at The University of Texas at Austin may wind up cutting fuel use, improving air quality, reducing noise and greatly diminishing wear and tear on city streets. Like a magic bus, a certain amount of levitation is involved: the vehicle uses magnetic fields to float a key portion of the engine in mid-air.

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High school student projects on computer security and sensor technology win regional Siemens Westinghouse scholarships

Nov. 22, 1999

High school students presenting projects on computer security and sensor technology won the Southwest Regional Finals of the Siemens Westinghouse Science & Technology Competition, hosted by The University of Texas at Austin this weekend. The competition is a scholarship and awards program of the Siemens Foundation.

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