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2014-04-11 10:59:06

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a protein produced by the influenza A virus helps it outwit one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. That makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs directed against the influenza A virus. Better antiviral drugs could help the millions of people annually infected by flu, which kills up to 500,000 people each year. When an influenza virus infects a human cell, it uses some of the host's...

2014-02-04 16:23:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Sites Initiative(TM) (SITES(TM)) program has certified landscapes at a federal courthouse in New Mexico; a Washington, D.C., elementary school; a campus plaza in Washington, D.C.; and an urban plaza in Washington state. The four projects certified by the nation's most comprehensive rating system for sustainable landscapes are: Albuquerque's Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse, which received a two star certification; Brent...

2014-01-27 23:01:43

25th Anniversary Celebration Will Announce Winners of Kilcrease and Butler Awards Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 This Wednesday, on January 29, the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), will host a graduation event to recognize 25 companies who successfully graduated from the incubator over the past two years. ATI will also celebrate its 25th anniversary, and announce the winners of the Laura J. Kilcrease Civic...

Research Helps Lay Out Theory For Metamaterials That Act As Analog Computer
2014-01-10 09:54:04

[ Watch The Video: Explaining Metamaterials ] University of Pennsylvania The field of metamaterials has produced structures with unprecedented abilities, including flat lenses, invisibility cloaks and even optical "metatronic" devices that can manipulate light in the way electronic circuitry manipulates the flow of electrons. Now, the birthplace of the digital computer, ENIAC, is using this technology in the rebirth of analog computing. A study by researchers at the University...

2013-11-15 23:04:52

Toopher to present at the Texas Advanced Computing Center’s SC13 Booth on November 20. Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation’s leading advanced computing centers, and Toopher, online security's user experience company, today announced that beginning in December TACC will test pilot Toopher’s Invisible Multifactor Authentication technology for secure access in TACC’s supercomputing...

2013-11-11 12:25:31

RICHARDSON, Texas, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new home for the Arts and Technology (ATEC) program bears the name of one of Texas' most generous philanthropists in honor of her long-standing dedication to higher education, scientific research and the arts. The Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building is a 155,000-square-foot facility at The University of Texas at Dallas that houses programs in visual arts, emerging media technology and multimedia communications,...

2013-11-10 00:21:42

High School Scientists Earn Top Prizes at Nation's Premier STEM Competition AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Months of dedication and hard work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) paid off tonight for three students named National Finalists in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier research competition for high school students. Frederick Lang of Houston, Texas earned the top honors and a $3,000 individual scholarship...

2013-10-18 08:27:24

Marketing professionals from Mexico travel to Austin to complete digital marketing certificate program AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Development Center (UT-PDC) at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to continue a growing partnership with Mexico's Escuela De Mercadotecnia (EDEM) to offer a Digital Marketing Certificate Program in Mexico. The program consists of five short courses covering a range of digital marketing topics such as social media,...

2013-10-01 08:37:18

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Development Center (UT PDC) at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce a new offering in "experiential" training in which participants enact real-world workplace scenarios to learn today's most in-demand business skills. Starting in October, UT PDC's Learn By Doing: Experienced Based Learning offers online, cohort style courses that provide training focused on technology and data analysis to professionals in Austin...

2013-10-01 08:32:08

Premier program combines mine safety training with OSHA courses to be "one stop shop" for Texas occupational health and safety instruction. AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Development Center (UT PDC) at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to introduce the new Health and Safety Training Center (HSTC) for professionals in Texas and beyond. Previously operating as the Texas Mine Safety and Health Program, the new HSTC continues to offer Mine Safety...