West Texas

Texas Earthquake System Strengthens National Network

AUSTIN, Texas — Now in its fifth year of operation, the Bureau of Economic Geology’s TexNet earthquake monitoring system manages more than 150 seismic stations throughout Texas and has been integrated into the country’s national monitoring system operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). TexNet helps fill a major coverage hole in the national system, […]

HETDEX Project On Track to Probe Dark Energy

FORT DAVIS, Texas — Three years into its quest to reveal the nature of dark energy, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX) is on track to complete the largest map of the cosmos ever. The team will create a three-dimensional map of 2.5 million galaxies that will help astronomers understand how and why the […]

New Dashboards Launched to Track COVID-19 Across Texas Communities

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin’s COVID-19 Modeling Consortium has launched a new online dashboard to track the spread and impact of the virus, including in hospitals across Texas, with detailed information for 22 areas. The Texas Department of State Health Services divides the state into 22 Trauma Service Areas (TSAs) to […]

Sensor Network Could Change How Methane Emissions Are Detected

AUSTIN, Texas — A first-of-its-kind network of sensors for monitoring emissions across an oil and gas production region may soon revolutionize the way methane leaks are found. The United States has become the world’s largest producer of natural gas and a major exporter. However, methane, the main constituent of natural gas, has a role as […]