The University of Houston, (UH) was founded in 1927 in Houston, Texas. Today, UH has more than 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university has 12 academic colleges and more than 40 research institutes and centers. Notable academic and research departments include, space commercialization, superconductivity, biomedical engineering, petroleum exploration and engineering and virtual technology.
Do cheaters have an evolutionary advantage? Cheating amoebas reveal key to successful societies
Anyone who has crawled along in the left lane while other drivers raced up the right lane, which was clearly marked "lane ends, merge left," has experienced social cheating, a maddening and fascinating behavior common to ...
New formula expected to spur advances in clean energy generation
Researchers from the University of Houston have devised a new formula for calculating the maximum efficiency of thermoelectric materials, the first new formula in more than a half-century, designed to speed up the development ...
Researchers identify less-invasive method for kidney diagnostics
University of Houston researchers have identified a new, less-invasive method to provide diagnostic information on kidney disease and its severity.
Linguist explains secret language of Gulliver's Travels
A linguist from the University of Houston is proposing a solution to a centuries-old puzzle: What sparked the "nonsense" language in "Gulliver's Travels"?
Study finds Texas voter photo ID requirement discourages turnout
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. This week also marks a watershed ruling by a federal appeals court striking down the controversial Texas voter ID law as violating that landmark civil rights ...
Climate change helped to reduce ozone levels, study says
Researchers at the University of Houston have determined that climate change - in the form of a stronger sea breeze, the result of warmer soil temperatures - contributed to the drop in high-ozone days in the Houston area.
Researchers create lens to turn smartphone into microscope
Researchers at the University of Houston have created an optical lens that can be placed on an inexpensive smartphone to magnify images by a magnitude of 120, all for just 3 cents a lens.
Helping injured children walk, one step at a time
A University of Houston engineer has received funding to create a pediatric exoskeleton, designed to help children with spinal cord injuries and other mobility disorders walk.
Barnett shale research raises new concerns about methane emissions
Researchers from the University of Houston found that some natural gas wells, compressor stations and processing plants in the Barnett Shale leak far more methane (CH4) than previously estimated, potentially offsetting the ...
Study finds news may influence racial bias
A recent University of Houston (UH) study suggests that long-term exposure to news may negatively influence racial bias towards social groups.