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Petroleum Engineering labs lead the way toward safer, more environmentally sound drilling

Oct. 30, 2015

Students and faculty in engineering and related fields can address challenges to making onshore and offshore drilling safer and more environmentally sound in three hands-on labs...

The rising cost of resources and global indicators of change

Oct. 30, 2015

It is practically impossible for us to significantly alter many of the long-term causes of energy and food cost trends, writes Dr. Carey King, assistant director of the Energy Institute, in a new article...

UT Energy Poll: 3 out of 4 Americans now believe climate change is occurring

Oct. 30, 2015

76 percent of Americans now believe climate change is occurring, up from 68 percent a year ago...

Researchers creating foundation for Seismic Monitoring Program

Oct. 22, 2015

Researchers in UT Austin’s Bureau of Economic Geology are laying the ground work for the TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program, a $4.47 million initiative...

Why a rock-solid Republican town embraced renewable power

Sept. 30, 2015

When people think of rock-solid conservative Republicans with zero patience for tree-hugging liberals, they think of places like Georgetown in Williamson County, home to the well-heeled, politically conservative...

Prospects improve for greater adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, but challenges remain

Sept. 29, 2015

Recently published research explores the prospects and roadblocks facing further market penetration of plug-in electric vehicles...

New cathode material may hold key to sodium-ion batteries

Sept. 29, 2015

A team of researchers led by Engineering Prof. John Goodenough, widely recognized as the principal inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has identified a new cathode material...