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2012-09-17 02:22:45

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium (HSC) Board of Directors has elected Joe R. Pelayo of Applied Materials, Inc., as its Chairman. He has been involved with HSC since its inception in 2004 and served on its board for the past three years; he succeeds Dr. John S. Hogg. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120917/DC72075) "The entire organization looks forward to the growth and progress of HSC under Joe Pelayo's stewardship and...

2012-09-03 11:23:39

DEAD-box proteins function as recycling nanopistons when unwinding RNA Molecular biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have solved one of the mysteries of how double-stranded RNA is remodeled inside cells in both their normal and disease states. The discovery may have implications for treating cancer and viruses in humans. The research, which was published this week in Nature, found that DEAD-box proteins, which are ancient enzymes found in all forms of life, function as...

2012-08-31 06:23:18

DALLAS, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Texas football season, ESPN and AT&T U-verse® TV, the fastest growing television provider in the country*, have announced that Longhorn Network will be available to U-verse TV customers in Texas and across the AT&T U-verse footprint. Longhorn Network is the 24/7 channel devoted to University of Texas athletics and academics as well as cultural programming from in and around the greater Austin community. AT&T U-verse TV...

Two White Dwarf Stars Emit Gravitational Waves
2012-08-29 07:35:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers led by the University of Texas at Austin and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have confirmed the emission of gravitational waves from the second strongest known source in our galaxy by studying the shrinking orbital period of a unique pair of burned-out stars. The results, which will be published soon in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, tested Einstein's theory of general relativity in a new way. Last...

2012-08-21 22:34:36

An inexpensive antifungal drug, thiabendazole, slows tumor growth and shows promise as a chemotherapy for cancer. Scientists in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin made this discovery by exploiting the evolutionary relatedness of yeast, frogs, mice and humans. Thiabendazole is an FDA-approved, generic drug taken orally that has been in clinical use for 40 years as an antifungal. It is not currently used for cancer therapy. Hye Ji Cha, Edward Marcotte,...

World's Smallest Semiconductor Laser Created
2012-07-26 13:53:29

Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with colleagues in Taiwan and China, have developed the world's smallest semiconductor laser, a breakthrough for emerging photonic technology with applications from computing to medicine. The scientists report their efforts in this week's Science. Miniaturization of semiconductor lasers is key for the development of faster, smaller and lower energy photon-based technologies, such as ultrafast computer chips; highly...

2012-07-24 14:20:40

AUSTIN, Texas, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Texas at Austin announced the Water, Technology and Policy event, a one day program focused on water and its role in society. The course will be held on August 9 at the AT&T Conference Center. Featuring distinguished speakers from academia and private sectors, this event is open to professional engineers, policymakers, academics, planners, water managers and industrial representatives who are interested in the...

2012-07-24 02:31:48

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading provider of software for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that the University of Texas at Austin is using Splunk Enterprise to improve network security across its campus. Splunk software enables the University's Information Security Office (ISO) to take a proactive approach to security, using Splunk to identify unknown threats and network anomalies and allowing the ISO team to...

2012-07-24 02:23:51

AUSTIN, Texas and COSTA MESA, Calif., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NWP Services Corporation (NWP), in collaboration with the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, today released the results of an MBA-student study exploring a wide range of water management, cost and conservation issues, including key takeaways for municipalities and governments who hope to keep ahead of the rising cost of water subsidies for low-income housing and voucher recipients. The study...

2012-07-23 06:20:55

DALLAS, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) will become the Official Airline Sponsor of The University of Texas Athletics and the Ex-Students' Association of the University of Texas, the Texas Exes. The five-year partnership, brokered and managed by IMG College, the multimedia rights holder for Texas Athletics and the Texas Exes, kicks off in Fall 2012 with the Texas Football season and will continue throughout the year to support the Longhorns at...


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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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