Paul Flahive

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Neighbors are concerned SpaceX could transform South Texas

May 11, 2018
Some fear noise and explosions. Others see a boost to tourism and a spot on the world map.
The popular Boca Chica Beach sits at the end of Texas Highway 4, less than a half mile from SpaceX’s launch facility.
Paul Flahaive/Texas Public Radio

There is a major digital divide on the Texas-Mexico border, one of least connected parts of the country

May 3, 2018
The Texas-Mexico border is one of the least connected in the U.S. A map  from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas shows border counties bathed in bright red, meaning less than around 60 percent have home internet access. It’s a…

Could big data unlock safer commutes for cyclists?

Jan 8, 2018
There was a 64 percent increase in people biking to work between 2000-2012. With more cyclists on the roads, cities are struggling to keep up with infrastructure.
Strava interface shows San Antonio data.
Photo courtesy of Strava

Deadly disease research labs are so busy, they're turning away work

Dec 28, 2017
A number of deadly disease research labs in the U.S. are considering expanding as strained capacity has led them to turn away work.
Doctors research deadly pathogens like Ebola and Marburg inside the BSL-4 Lab at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.
G. Harrison, courtesy Texas Biomedical Research Institute