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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...

Enhanced Graphene Could Lead To Better, Smaller Electronics
2012-01-09 13:52:19

A team of U.S. and Chinese researchers are claiming that they have developed a new type of graphene that could prevent laptops and other electronic devices from overheating. Mechanical and electrical engineers from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California - Riverside, along with colleagues from the University of Texas at Dallas and Xiamen University in China, have demonstrated that the thermal properties of isotopically engineered graphene far surpassed those of...

2011-12-15 17:16:17

Maximum theoretical efficiency of solar cells could increase from 31 to 44 percent The efficiency of conventional solar cells could be significantly increased, according to new research on the mechanisms of solar energy conversion led by chemist Xiaoyang Zhu at The University of Texas at Austin. Zhu and his team have discovered that it's possible to double the number of electrons harvested from one photon of sunlight using an organic plastic semiconductor material. "Plastic...


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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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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.