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Upon invitation by the United States Congress, Dr. James M. Tour, T.T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry at Rice University, served as witness on March 25, 2021, for the hearing on "Building Technologies Research for a Sustainable Future" in front of the Subcommittee on Energy of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, & Technology.


00:00 - Dr. Tour—"The Future Has Arrived"

00:29 - Rep. Jamaal Bowman—Opening Statement

05:50 - Rep. Randy Weber—Opening Statement

12:51 - Dr. Tour—Opening Statement

18:17 - Rep. Randy Weber asks how can research deliver applications for industry

19:44 - Dr. Tour—Application and Discovery should be in tandem

22:41 - Rep. Frank Lucas asks how to assist federal agencies in national laboratories be more effective partner to researchers

23:40 - Dr. Tour—National Labs Assistance, Intelligence Retention and the problem of "Brain Drain"

26:48 - Rep. Jim Baird asks how to get applied graphene technologies to rural and remote areas

28:12 - Dr. Tour—Rapid production rate; Collaboration; Recycling; Energy Savings, and Deployment with Large and Small Companies

30:38 - Rep. Mike Garcia asks about potential environmental risks 32:16 - Dr. Tour—Graphene is in nature; Tour's group looking into solving PFAS problem

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June 19 2020

Oscar®-nominated documentarian Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.

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