Coal Plants Get New Life in the Sun

May 8, 2018
Solar panel

Cheaper renewable energy is reshaping how electricity is generated and consumed. But is there a way to still make use of all those old coal plants and mines?

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How Students Created the First TEDxUTAustin

May 1, 2018
Tedx UTAustin

Resonance is the idea that something small can create a big change. It is a motto Longhorns live by, and it is fittingly the theme for the very first TEDxUTAustin.

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Rangers from Across the Country Look to the Stars in Texas

April 27, 2018
McDonald Observatory Night Sky

Where do park rangers from across the country go to learn about one of our greatest natural resources – the night sky? They go to the McDonald Observatory in West Texas.

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Hydrogen-Fueled UPS Vehicle Produces Zero Emissions

April 26, 2018
UPS Hydrogren Truck

The substitution of a small combustible engine with a hydrogen fuel cell allows the vehicle to travel much farther without refueling while producing nothing other than pure water in the process.

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Pop-Up Institutes Tackle Big Research Questions – Quickly

April 19, 2018
Pop Up Institute

Researchers and faculty members will participate in the second annual series of Pop-Up Institutes focused on adolescent drug and alcohol addiction, humanistic approaches to health care, and planetary habitability.

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