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.
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.
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 ...
Medical millirobots offer hope for less-invasive surgeries
Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers have proposed using tiny robots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners.
Researchers discover N-type polymer for fast organic battery
Researchers at the University of Houston have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, a long-missing puzzle piece that will allow ultrafast battery applications.
University of Houston spin-off company hits commercial milestone
A company formed to commercialize graphene research conducted at the University of Houston's Center for Advanced Materials has been listed on the Chinese stock exchange, an important step in the company's capitalization and ...
Researchers discover new material to produce clean energy
Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material, intended to generate electric power from waste heat - from a vehicle tailpipe, for example, or an industrial smokestack - with greater efficiency ...
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.
Researchers inspired by marine life to design camouflage systems (w/ Video)
It could be a fun party trick – put your cell phone down on a table and watch it fade into the woodwork – or part of a lifesaving technology used by industry or the military.
Gold's unexpected oxidation activity: Decoding the role of water in gold nanocatalysis
Researchers from the University of Houston and Trinity University have for the first time provided direct evidence of a water-mediated reaction mechanism for the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide.
Chemists develop porous molecules that bind greenhouse gases
A team of University of Houston (UH) chemistry researchers have developed a molecule that assembles spontaneously into a lightweight structure with microscopic pores capable of binding large quantities of several potent greenhouse ...