Sept. 22, 2021
Mobility Hub Brings New Options to Northeast Austin ‘Transit Desert’
University of Texas at Austin researchers are partnering with the City of Austin to bring more transportation options to Georgian Acres, a neighborhood in Northeast Austin considered a “transit desert.”
Sept. 21, 2021
Technological Leaps Help Biologists Study Quickly Changing Landscapes
Timothy Keitt, professor of integrative biology, and Eric Abelson, research scientist, discuss the ways in which quickly advancing technology tools are transforming biological fieldwork.
Sept. 21, 2021
Austin Receives $1M Grant Toward Transportation Solutions
A $1 million grant will help the University of Texas at Austin, Austin Transportation Department and local nonprofit Jail to Jobs build and evaluate a community mobility hub to address community-identified challenges in north Austin's Georgian Acres neighborhood.
Sept. 20, 2021
New Robotics Program Focuses on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Through a new program starting next fall, UT students will create the next generation of accessible robots designed for the average person.
Sept. 17, 2021
Looking for Solutions for Residents Feeling Extreme Heat
For the past 20 years, heatwaves in Austin have worsened. Climate scientists believe this upward swing in extreme heat is in part due to a "heat island" effect, in which urbanized communities experience higher temperatures than outlying areas.
Sept. 16, 2021
To Save Lives, Researchers Are Creating An Online Library Of Potential Flood Maps
Planet Texas 2050 researchers are creating a mobile app that will allow first responders to track flooding in real-time. The new technology could help save lives and property.
Sept. 16, 2021
The Next Generation of Flood Response
A team of Planet Texas 2050 researchers are creating a mobile app that will allow first responders to track flooding in real-time. It is made using sophisticated flood maps developed over a decade.
Sept. 16, 2021
As AI Becomes Ubiquitous, There are Risks, Says New AI100 Report
Artificial intelligence has reached a critical turning point in its evolution, according to a new report called AI100 by an international panel of experts assessing the state of the field for the second time in five years.
Sept. 9, 2021
Ethical Artificial Intelligence is Focus of New Robotics Program
The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million for a new University of Texas at Austin robotics program that will prioritize ethics education.
Aug. 17, 2021
Telling Climate Change Stories
Planet Texas 2050 is teaming up with The Drag Audio on a new podcast that will explore topics related to climate change, including everything from flooding to renewable energy.