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Geoscientist Leads International Drilling Mission To Lower Crust Of Pacific
2013-12-04 11:33:49

University of Houston A University of Houston (UH) geoscientist and his colleagues are revealing new discoveries about the Earth's development, following a major international expedition that recovered the first-ever drill core from the lower crust of the Pacific Ocean. Co-chief scientists Jonathan Snow from UH and Kathryn Gillis from University of Victoria in Canada led a team of 30 researchers from around the world on the $10 million expedition, finding a few surprises upon...

2013-12-03 13:45:00

New project from College of Education turns 'STEM' into 'STEAM' Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have become part of educational vernacular, as colleges, universities and other institutions strive to raise the profile of the areas of study and the number of graduates in each field. Now a project from the University of Houston College of Education Urban Talent Research Institute encourages the incorporation of creative endeavors to attract more and better STEM...

2013-10-11 13:09:04

NSF grant will help University of Houston researchers measure data more quickly A 10-fold leap forward in Internet bandwidth connectivity will allow researchers at the University of Houston to more quickly upload and crunch data. Online classes could become far more engaging and interactive. Deniz Gurkan, associate professor of computer engineering technology in the College of Technology, has received a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to upgrade campus cyber...

Retro Reflector Technology Could Aid In Bioterrorism Detection
2013-04-11 14:06:03

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Most bicycles and many running shoes today are sold with reflective technology that can help ensure that riders/runners are seen at night, but tiny versions of those retro-reflectors could be used to detect bioterrorism threats and even diagnose everyday infectious diseases. Researchers have found that retro-reflector technology could be capable of detecting pathogens, effectively making the reflectors a mini lab-on-a-chip....

2013-02-15 10:13:51

The benefits of human breast milk as a food for infants is frequently touted, but why it is so beneficial is not well understood. Part of the answer may begin with short, single-stranded RNA molecules microRNAs--that fine-tune the activity of genes and their associated proteins to regulate metabolism and the immune system, said a consortium of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Agricultural Research Service/U.S. Department of Agriculture Children´s Nutrition Research Center at...

Study Finds Bacteria Delay Survival Decisions
2012-11-26 14:57:56

Rice University Like a homeowner prepping for a hurricane, the bacterium Bacillus subtilis uses a long checklist to prepare for survival in hard times. In a new study, scientists at Rice University and the University of Houston uncovered an elaborate mechanism that allows B. subtilis to begin preparing for survival, even as it delays the ultimate decision of whether to “hunker down” and withdraw into a hardened spore. The new study by computational biologists at Rice and...

2012-08-13 14:52:05

Nanoparticle coating makes it easier to keep solar panel clean, which reduces maintenance and operations costs A University of Houston researcher has developed a nanoparticle coating for solar panels that makes it easier to keep the panels clean, maintaining their efficiency for longer and reducing the maintenance and operations costs. The patent-pending coating developed by physics professor Seamus "Shay" Curran, director of UH's Institute for NanoEnergy, has successfully undergone...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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