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Our understanding of hurricanes is about to take a huge leap forward thanks to San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute. The groundbreaking work is being done by satellites SwRI describes as being able to fit on your desk.

The application period for H1-B visas opened Monday.  The high-skilled worker visa application period opened with an announcement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services with an aggressive new posture on detecting fraud.

Alexander Torrenegra |

Twenty cities including San Antonio regulate ride hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. No two have the same rules, but that would change under bills circulating in the Texas House and Senate. 

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

UTSA physicist Kelly Nash is shooting a laser into a vessel filled with metal pellets to create a nanomaterial in a water solution.  It's a building block of what she and colleague Heather Shipley hope could dramatically reduce size, scope and environmental impact of water cleaning technology. 

Kris Krug |

Congress passed a bill Tuesday rolling back impending FCC regulations and clearing the way for Internet Service Providers like Comcast and AT&T to continue mining and selling your data.

The difference between Google or Facebook trying to mine your data and your ISP is pretty dramatic.

"It's the difference between someone trying to follow you to work and someone putting a GPS tracker on your car," says cyber penetration specialist Ray Sims.