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University of Texas at Austin Researchers to Conduct Comprehensive Study of Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale Gas

A research team at The University of Texas at Austin will conduct a comprehensive review of the science, policy and environmental issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing of shale gas, it was announced today.

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

Experts Offer Analysis of Issues Facing 82nd Texas State Legislative Session

January 11 marks the beginning of the 82nd Texas State Legislature. While the state budget and redistricting are set to be the most pressing issues that the legislature will tackle, a myriad of other issues are likely to come before the session. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss…   » Continue Reading