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2012-03-12 06:48:24

Chemists from the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new origami-inspired paper sensor that can reportedly test for malaria, HIV, and other diseases and costs less than a dime per unit. According to Gizmag reporter Ben Coxworth, the device is known as the origami Paper Analytical Device (oPAD) and was invented by university researchers Hong Liu and Richard Crooks. The oPAD is folded together by the user and was inspired by both the traditional Japanese art of paper folding and...

Image 1 - Microraptor Had Black, Iridescent Feathers, Scientists Report
2012-03-09 04:58:52

A four-winged, feathered dinosaur that was the size of a pigeon and lived approximately 130 million years ago had black feathers with an iridescent sheen, a team of US and Chinese researchers has revealed. In their study, scientists from the Beijing Museum of Natural History, Peking University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Akron, and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) analyzed a specimen of the Microraptor, a non-avian dinosaur that in 2003 became the...

2012-02-20 11:33:16

Intersections of the future will not need stop lights or stop signs, but will look like a somewhat chaotic flow of driverless, autonomous cars slipping past one another as they are managed by a virtual traffic controller, says computer scientist Peter Stone. "A future where sitting in the backseat of the car reading our newspaper while it drives us effortlessly through city streets and intersections is not that far away," says Stone, a professor of computer science at The University of...

2012-02-15 08:00:00

UT Professional Development Center provides unique educational opportunity for people who speak both Spanish and English Austin, Texas (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 The Professional Development Center (UT PDC) at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce the Medical Interpreter Training Seminar (MITS). This new 40-hour program, conducted evenings and weekends on the university campus, is designed to train bilingual healthcare workers to interpret for Spanish-speaking patients and...

2012-02-14 14:36:26

Molecule is important step along the path to someday creating drugs that can go after rogue DNA directly Chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have created a molecule that's so good at tangling itself inside the double helix of a DNA sequence that it can stay there for up to 16 days before the DNA liberates itself, much longer than any other molecule reported. It's an important step along the path to someday creating drugs that can go after rogue DNA directly. Such drugs would...

2012-01-30 09:02:18

A new physical form of proteins developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin could drastically improve treatments for cancer and other diseases, as well as overcome some of the largest challenges in therapeutics: delivering drugs to patients safely, easily and more effectively. The protein formulation strategy, developed by faculty and students in the Cockrell School of Engineering's Department of Chemical Engineering, is unprecedented and offers a new and universal...

2012-01-20 11:20:55

Computer scientists conduct the first systematic power profiles of microprocessors The first systematic power profiles of microprocessors could help lower the energy consumption of both small cell phones and giant data centers, report computer science professors from The University of Texas at Austin and the Australian National University. Their results may point the way to how companies like Google, Apple, Intel and Microsoft can make software and hardware that will lower the energy...

2012-01-18 22:32:11

Despite notable improvements in educational levels and opportunity during the past three decades, disadvantages associated with race still persist in Brazil, according to new research at The University of Texas at Austin. Although educational advantages for white over black and pardo (mixed-race) adolescents declined considerably in Brazil, the gap is still significant, with whites completing nearly one year more of education. Sociologist and Population Research Center affiliate Leticia...


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2005-06-02 08:04:23

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive "burnt orange" coloring. "The Longhorns" is also the nickname of the sports teams of The University of Texas and the school mascot is a Longhorn named Bevo. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America serves as the recognized registry for the breed. Though some historians disagree, the Texas...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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