Could you or your business be a victim of cybercrime?
Join us on September 4 as FBI agents and university experts discuss the importance of protecting
the proprietary information of both businesses and individuals.
Learn more about the September 4 event.
Obama responds to UT student's letter in person during Paramount speech
In response to UT junior Kinsey Button's letter received in December of 2013,
President Obama spoke at Austin's Paramount Theatre about the current state
of the economy and how the actions he has taken have improved
the lives of everyday Americans such as Kinsey and her parents.
See the full story in The Horn.
What can you do with the seventh fastest computer in the world?
The world's 7th-fastest supercomputer, which resides at UT's Texas Advanced Computing
Center (TACC), processes nearly 10 quadrillion operations per second. That's 40,000 times
faster than the best business-class Mac Pro.
Read the full story at the McCombs website.
Until there's a cure: 21 ways Longhorns fight cancer
Faculty at The University of Texas at Austin are tackling the challenge from many fronts, spending years in the lab, exploring new treatments with patients and working for funding to give people access to more effective diagnostic tools, less toxic medicine, less expensive care and more emotional support.
See full story in Know.
Professor conducts genetic investigation of the electric fishes' evolutionary mysteries
Electric fish seem almost like a contrivance of science fiction
but in fact are very real, capable of using muscles to produce electric fields
that help them communicate, navigate, hunt, and ward off predators. A UT
research team has analyzed the electric eel genomes to make evolutionary changes.
Read the full story at BioNews Texas.
OTC will be closed Monday, September 1, for the Labor Day holiday.
Business will resume Tuesday, September 2.
2014 Commercialization Series
On September 4, FBI agents and university experts will collaborate to discuss the importance
of protecting a business's and individual's proprietary information. Panelists will delve into the
impacts of cybercrime prevention and protection. Cocktail and networking hour to follow the program.
» Learn more about the event
Honors and recognition
Six professors and one adjunct associate professor from the Cockrell School of Engineering have been
included in the Thomson Reuters list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2014. This list recognizes many of
the world's leading scientific minds, and the strong Cockrell School representation illustrates UT Austin's
growing influence on the global research landscape.
» Read more
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built
the smallest, fastest, and longest-running tiny synthetic motor to date. The team's nanomotor is an
important step toward developing miniature machines that could one day move through the body to administer
insulin for diabetics when needed or to target and treat cancer cells without harming good cells.
With the goal of powering these yet-to-be invented devices, UT Austin engineers focused on building a
reliable, ultra-high-speed nanomotor that can convert electrical energy into mechanical motion on a scale
500 times smaller than a grain of salt.
» Read more about the tiny nanomotor
» Read the new Summer 2014 OTC Tech News Brief