Archive for: energy

 

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...

 
 

Higher Ed Makes Headlines at Conference on the Forty Acres

UT’s campus became the epicenter of Texas public policy debates over the weekend as the Forty Acres hosted the second-annual Texas Tribune Festival. The conference—the...

 
 

UT Scientists Fuel Method for Cleaning up Nuclear Waste

Fukushima. Chernobyl. Nuclear fuel has a long, fraught history. More expensive than coal, and more dangerous than oil. A litany of reasons prevents the United States...

 
 

UT Utilities Director Receives Award for Energy Ingenuity

Can’t see the video? Click here. $150 million. That’s how much UT spent on energy efficiency in the past year. That’s some serious sticker-shock,...

 
 
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