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.
UH engineers to improve test for cardiovascular disease
Two University of Houston professors are working to help keep your heart beating stronger and longer simply by monitoring the temperature of your fingertip.
Researchers Pressing on in Their Mission to Power the Nanodevices of Tomorrow
(PhysOrg.com) -- Much like humans, materials are capable of some pretty remarkable things when they're placed under pressure. In fact, under the right conditions, materials can even produce electricity.
Sticks and stones break bones, but new study may prevent it
The best way to prevent a fracture is to stop bones from reaching the point where they are prone to breaking, but understanding the process of how bones form and mature has been challenging. Now researchers at the University ...
Scientists analyze Hurricane Ike's effects on waterways, fish contamination
A long-term environmental research project being conducted at the University of Houston may offer important information about the effects of Hurricane Ike on pollution levels and help regulators determine whether existing ...
Optometrists make custom contact lenses for long-underserved patients
While the majority of patients with common vision problems can find glasses or contact lenses fairly easily, others who suffer from diseases of the eye that affect the focus of light have more limited options and may simply ...
Promising device snags young inventors coveted spot at IShow
The IShow is for young inventors what "American Idol" is for young performers, and a pair of local researchers has won a coveted spot in the IShow finale in Palm Desert, Calif., this weekend.
Research team developing new noninvasive brain-mapping technology
Two Japanese scientists will arrive at the University of Houston next month to help develop a unique brain-mapping device that promises to deliver more comprehensive and accurate insights into the mind at a fraction of the ...
UH sociologist has different perspective on obesity 'epidemic'
Headlines tell us the nation is getting fatter, and that obesity has become an epidemic. But there is more to the story, according to one University of Houston sociologist.
UH team helps NASA improve navigation systems for lunar exploration
If NASA is going to successfully establish a permanent human presence on the moon, it must be able to accurately track and direct its crew members and exploration vehicles, and the space agency has charged a University of ...
University of Houston to test local buses for fuel efficiency
It seems fuel economy is on everyone's minds these days.