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Well water contaminants highest near gas drilling

Well water contaminants highest near gas drilling

A new study of 100 private water wells in and near the Barnett Shale showed elevated levels of potential contaminants such as arsenic and selenium closest to natural gas extraction sites, according to a team of researchers that was led by UT Arlington associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry Kevin Schug.

Nanotechnology aids in cooling electrons without external sources

Nanotechnology aids in cooling electrons without external sources

A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy.

Research to produce safer, faster, more reliable aircraft

Research to produce safer, faster, more reliable aircraft

A University of Texas at Arlington aerospace engineer is developing diagnostic and predictive tools that can aid aircraft manufacturers in analyzing composite structures used to make aircraft safer, faster and more reliable.

Research to benefit quality, flow in 150-mile integrated pipeline

Research to benefit quality, flow in 150-mile integrated pipeline

A UT Arlington environmental engineer has been awarded a $394,300 grant from the Tarrant Regional Water District to ensure water quality and flow in the new facilities of the 150-mile Integrated Pipeline Project.

Students in lab
Cooling electrons without external sources

A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy.

Dr. Kevin Schug

Insights into analytical instrumentation of the future

Forecasts of dramatic increases in the world’s population have triggered efforts worldwide to find new sources of energy and more effective ways of exploiting conventional energy sources.

clean water

Water quality questions

The Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District is seeking water well owners in Parker, Wise, Montague and Hood counties to participate in a groundwater quality study in partnership with University of Texas at Arlington researchers through a private firm.

Dr. Joe Barrera
TECH Fort Worth at UTA

The University of Texas at Arlington and TechFW, a Fort Worth-based technology startup initiative, have agreed to a multi-year partnership to commercialize University research and move innovation to the marketplace.

Students in Lab

Science advances with Shimadzu

The University of Texas at Arlington offers students a new level of experience with the most sophisticated scientific instrumentation this fall with the opening of two new teaching laboratories as part of the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies.

pigeons flying

A hotspot for change

A University of Texas at Arlington team exploring pigeons has uncovered that mutations and interactions among just three genes create a wide range of color variations. One of those genes, they also found, may be an example of a “slippery gene” more prone to evolutionary changes.