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2011-03-01 09:10:59

Observing a split in the butterfly family tree Larry Gilbert got hooked on observing butterflies when he was a just a kid. "I found a chrysalis of a black swallowtail in a lot near our house. I raised it in a Coke bottle in the window, and have been interested in butterflies ever since," says Gilbert, a professor of integrative biology at the University of Texas. In a rooftop greenhouse on the Austin campus, where he has worked since 1971, and as director of the 82-acre Brackenridge Field Lab...

2010-06-09 10:04:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC today announced plans to expand the capacity of its 12-inch semiconductor fabrication plant in Austin with a $3.6 billion investment. The decision to bring the additional capacity to Austin was based on the company's long-term business requirements. The expanded fabrication plant, one of the largest in the United States, will produce advanced logic devices for Samsung's System LSI business. Currently the Austin plant...

2008-06-16 18:00:15

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today officially opened the doors of its new "Lone Star" campus in Austin, Texas, and announced that Westcave Preserve, Hill Country Conservancy and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected as the final grant recipients of the company's $3 million commitment to preserve critical open space in Central Texas. Representatives from these conservation organizations joined AMD employees, community leaders, environmental design...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.