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2014-06-16 09:55:27

University of Houston Coastal communities are often relaxing locales with lush natural attributes. At the same time, they face many challenges from both natural and manmade elements. Thomas Colbert, professor at the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, dedicates his research to discovering ways to protect coastlines and delta regions from severe weather threats and other dangers. This week, he joins a roster of international scholars, designers and...

2013-12-06 23:22:28

First Choice Emergency Room Celebrates 11th Facility in Houston with Donation to La Porte High School and Open House Lewisville, Texas (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room opened its 11th facility in the Houston area in La Porte, Texas at 7am today. The new La Porte facility is located at 1220 W Fairmont Pkwy, La Porte, TX 77571 and is open 24-7. “We are proud to be a part of the La Porte community and look forward to providing the highest quality emergency medical...

2011-01-27 10:00:00

PASADENA, Texas, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Crane - the acknowledged global leader in the supply of engineered mechanical seals, mechanical seal support systems and mechanical packing - recently opened a 65,000-square-foot facility in the Houston suburb of Pasadena after being in its Webster, Texas location since April 1990. The new facility is more than 20,000 square feet larger than the company's former site. An open house is planned for this month. "Our new location puts us...

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2010-05-27 09:55:03

Post-Ike study by Rice's SSPEED Center details vulnerabilities With the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season less than a week away, a new analysis from experts at several Texas universities is warning that a major hurricane could devastate the Houston/Galveston region. A report issued May 26 by the Rice University-based Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center (SSPEED) indicates that even a moderately powerful hurricane could endanger tens of thousands of lives and...

2010-03-22 15:05:00

Johnson Space Center Engineers Collaborate on Neonatal Transport Project HOUSTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weighing not much more than a pound and often less, neonatal infants are getting a high-tech assist from NASA's Johnson Space Center's engineers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Johnson Space Center and Houston's Texas Children's Hospital recently signed a Space Act Agreement to further solidify the engineering research and...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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