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2014-01-30 23:34:11

Award recognizes Saxena’s extensive xontributions to the Austin Community, and the Global Community, especially through his Saxena Family Foundation. Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Last night, at a joint graduation and 25th anniversary celebration, the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, recognized Manoj Saxena with the Laura J. Kilcrease Civic Entrepreneurship Award. As those gathered celebrated ATI’s 25th...

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...

Yeast Cells And Sugar Converted Into ‘Sweet Crude’ Biofuel
2014-01-22 12:12:28

The University of Texas at Austin Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. This yeast produces oils and fats, known as lipids, that can be used in place of petroleum-derived products. Assistant professor Hal Alper, in the Cockrell School’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, along with his team of students,...

2014-01-15 23:23:25

New company launches to produce massive social entrepreneurship competitions in partnership with global companies, mobilizing thousands of teams to solve the planet’s most pressing social and environmental problems. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 •    Team formerly running the Dell Social Innovation Challenge (DSIC) at UT form new company, Verb     DSIC was the largest student social entrepreneurship competition in the world with over...

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...

2013-12-24 23:20:00

The graduate students from McCombs School of Business development program showcased their findings in a conference this month. The information was gathered during a semester long research program. Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 The graduate students from McCombs School of Business development program showcased their findings in a conference this month. The information was gathered during a semester long research program. The sole focus of these 4 students was finding out how the...

2013-12-10 23:22:34

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards. The recipients will be honored during a banquet on Thursday, January 16, 2014, in conjunction with TAMEST’s 11th Annual Conference at the...

Seahorse Heads Are Perfectly Shaped For Catching Prey
2013-11-26 12:58:31

University of Texas at Austin Seahorses are slow, docile creatures, but their heads are perfectly shaped to sneak up and quickly snatch prey, according to marine scientists from The University of Texas at Austin. "A seahorse is one the slowest swimming fish that we know of, but it's able to capture prey that swim at incredible speeds for their size," said Brad Gemmell, research associate at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, which is part of the College of Natural...

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...


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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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