Archive for: energy

 

UT, Japan Partner on Energy Efficiency

You know the feeling: The anxiety you get when your smartphone notifies you that you have 10 percent battery remaining. So you rush to plug it in. But as your device...

 
 

The Inventor

UT physicist John Goodenough changed our lives with his pioneering battery research—and he isn’t done yet. On a Monday morning in March, a thunderstorm is pelting...

 
 

What I’ve Learned at UT: ‘We’re All Human’

For commencement week 2014, we asked graduating students to share one thing they’ve learned from their time at UT. Below, graduate student Umul Awan writes...

 
 

Mixed Results in New UT Study on Fracking, Methane Emissions [Watch]

If there’s any scientific subject today more fraught than hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, we’ve yet to hear of it. The controversial...

 
 

Fake Trees, Real Potential

By mimicking a tree’s approach to photosynthesis, the Surface-Adhering Bioreactor grows crops of algae with unheard-of efficiency. Assistant professor of mechanical...

 
 

UT, Pecan Street Open New Technology Commercialization Lab

The UT-based consortium Pecan Street has been steadily making headlines since it began in 2008 with a focus on testing green energy and smart-grid solutions in...

 
 

Great Ideas on Energy: Giant Touch Screens, Natural Gas, Instant Transportation Routes

A century ago, The University of Texas was built on energy. Some sources may have changed, but as these brilliant innovations prove, UT is still charging ahead. 14. ...

 
 

Great Ideas on Energy: Energy Polls, Nanopartical Brooms, Campus Conservation

A century ago, The University of Texas was built on energy. Some sources may have changed, but as these brilliant innovations prove, UT is still charging ahead. 20....

 
 

The Big Idea: “Recycle” Nuclear Waste Into Fuel

By 2055, the U.S. will have more than 153,000 tons of radioactive waste on its hands. Nuclear energy is powerful, but how to safely store its waste? Three UT scientists...

 
 

Texas, Still Wildcatting

A wood and iron platform crouches on a triangle of The University of Texas campus frequented only on six Saturdays each fall. This creaky sculpture has taken on...

 
 
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