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Archive for October, 2010


Thursday, October 28, 2010

UTexas CT scan lab screened on Wired Science

Flipping through the channels during a break in the World Series broadcast Wednesday (Oct. 27), I saw Wired Science on KLRU 3. In the what’s coming up list for the show, it listed “Virtual Paleontology.”

The digitized 3D  image of a dinosaur skull from the High Resolution X-Ray CT lab.

The digitized 3D image of a dinosaur skull from the High Resolution X-Ray CT lab.

I kept checking back to see if the segment was about the High Resolution X-Ray CT Facility at The University of Texas at Austin that makes scans of fossils to reveal their shapes in
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Triple Witching

triple-witchingTriple Witching” has nothing to do with Halloween not the Nov. 2 election, for that matter.

James Nolen, distinguished senior lecturer of finance in the McCombs School of Business, explains its meaning in the equally spooky world of business and finance in this post, which can be found on the McCombs Web site.

Four times a year, an unholy occurrence casts a spell over the stock market, stirring up mayhem and mischief most foul. On the third Friday of March, June, September
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Teens and pickup trucks–not such a good mix

Transportation expert Chandra Bhat and his daughter, Prerna, who just received her driver's license. Bhat and two of his graduate students have a new study on aggressive driving behavior and how it relates to the severity of injuries sustained during an accident.

Transportation expert Chandra Bhat and his daughter, Prerna, who just received her driver’s license. Bhat and two of his graduate students have a new study on aggressive driving behavior and how it relates to the severity of injuries sustained during an accident.

Chandra Bhat, one of The University of Texas at Austin’s traffic authorities, has a new study on aggressive driving.

One finding: 16- and 17-year-old drivers behind the wheel of a pickup truck are 100 percent more likely to be
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Monday, October 4, 2010

Being aware of ethical research

The student panel at Ethical Research Awareness Day was composed of, from left, Milena Batanova, Jeffrey Easley, Ingrid Bachmann and Jonathan Dau. Photo by Rebecca McIntee.

The student panel at Ethical Research Awareness Day was composed of, from left, Milena Batanova, Jeffrey Easley, Ingrid Bachmann and Jonathan Dau. Photo by Rebecca McIntee.

The first Ethical Research Awareness Day at The University of Texas at Austin was Sept. 29, but the theme of a meeting to mark the day was that every day should be ethical research awareness day.

The meeting had been in the works for months, but it was held in the wake of high-profile research retractions.
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