SMU Geothermal energy expert David Blackwell gave a Capitol Hill briefing Tuesday, March 27, on the growing opportunities for geothermal energy production in the United States.
Blackwell’s presentation outlined the variety of techniques available for geothermal production of electricity, the accessibility of unconventional geothermal resources across vast portions of the United States and the opportunities for synergy with the oil and gas industry. Continue reading
UPI covered the research of Dara Williams-Rossi, clinical assistant professor and director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development.
Randle-Conde’s March 6 entry details his thoughts about “Cleaning the world’s biggest machine,” CERN’s Atlas detector. Continue reading
The findings come from a study of 199 middle school students who struggle with reading and who participated in a reading improvement class with Amazon’s Kindle e-reader, says Dara Williams-Rossi, SMU. Continue reading
The Explorers site acknowledges the work of the world’s scientists whose research is made possible in part through funding from National Geographic. Continue reading
SMU physicists at CERN find hints of long sought after Higgs boson — dubbed the fundamental “God” particle
Researchers at Switzerland-based CERN, the largest high-energy physics experiment in the world, have been seeking the Higgs boson since it was theorized in the 1960s. The so-called “God” particle is believed to play a fundamental role in solving the important mystery of why matter has mass. Continue reading
Christensen and Otugen are working as part of a consortium with industry and other universities to develop technology that will someday help amputees have “feeling” in their artificial limbs. The research is funded through a $5.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense and industry for a center led by SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering. Continue reading
SMU Geothermal Lab project: Vast clean energy source confirmed by Google.org-funded geothermal mapping
New research from SMU’s Geothermal Laboratory, funded by a grant from Google.org, documents significant geothermal resources across the United States capable of producing more than three million megawatts of green power – 10 times the installed capacity of coal power plants today. Continue reading