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Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin are changing the way we understand everything from artificial intelligence to hydraulic fracturing

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin are changing the way we understand everything from artificial intelligence to hydraulic fracturing

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin are changing the way we understand everything from artificial intelligence to hydraulic fracturing. Many of these faculty members will be joining leading researchers from around the world this month at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Peter Stone…   » Continue Reading

Architecture students design a new green complex to bring education, clean water and sustainable food sources to East African villages

Architecture students design a new green complex to bring education, clean water and sustainable food sources to East African villages

PHOTO Last spring, a handful of architecture students were faced with a daunting and unfamiliar challenge: design a school for a village 8,000 miles away in the African Simanjiro region, where water is scarce, the average wage is $1.25 a day and half the children die by age 5. Michael Garrison, professor in the School…   » Continue Reading

Wildflower Center ecologists help spur land use transformation through national green landscaping initiative

Wildflower Center ecologists help spur land use transformation through national green landscaping initiative

If we cannot envision the world we would like to live in, we cannot work towards its creation. If we cannot place ourselves in it in our imagination, we will not believe it is possible. — Author Chellis Glendinning A visitor to Santa Monica, Calif., might walk right past the house at 1724 Pearl St. without…   » Continue Reading

Chemist Allen Bard looks to harness the power of sunlight to produce fuels that can substitute for oil

Chemist Allen Bard looks to harness the power of sunlight to produce fuels that can substitute for oil

Al Bard has a dream. It’s an area the size of New Mexico blanketed in panels of iron oxide — rust — that have been doped with just the right mix of other elements. When the panels are hit by hot southwestern sunlight, they help split water into its constituent atoms, hydrogen and oxygen. The…   » Continue Reading

Community design can boost fitness and health, says expert

Community design can boost fitness and health, says expert

What Moves You?: Our lifestyles are killing us–and costing us–with sedentary habits being one of the biggest contributors. As epidemiologist and physical activity expert Dr. Bill Kohl puts it, we’ve engineered physical activity right out of our lives, and that’s not natural.