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Airborne LiDAR Used To Unveil Honduran Archaeological Ruins
2012-06-07 03:57:31

A field team from the University of Houston and the National Science Foundation (NSF) National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has mapped a remote region of Honduras that may contain the legendary lost city of Ciudad Blanca. The results, recently announced by Honduras President Porfirio Lobo, mark the successful completion of the first light detection and ranging (LiDAR) survey of that country's Mosquitia region, one of the world´s least-explored virgin rainforests. An...

2012-06-06 11:02:07

UH optometrist finds small reduction in progression of myopia promising Research by an optometrist at the University of Houston (UH) supports the continued investigation of optical treatments that attempt to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children. Conducted by UH College of Optometry assistant professor David Berntsen and his colleagues from The Ohio State University, the study compared the effects of wearing and then not wearing progressive addition lenses, better known as...

2012-03-08 15:10:46

Study showed recovery was possible for arthropods within a year if their host plants remained healthy Crabs, insects and spiders living in coastal salt marshes affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster were damaged by the massive oil spill but were able to recover within a year if their host plants remained healthy, according to a University of Houston study published Wednesday (March 7) in the open access journal PLoS ONE. In one of the first studies to look at how oil spills...

2012-03-06 10:47:30

$700,000 study unlocks role of stress in surgical training, hopes to better prepare doctors Measure twice and cut once is a well-known phrase among surgeons, but this is not always what happens. To better prepare new surgeons for the operating room, University of Houston (UH) computer scientists are working with medical researchers at the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE) to improve existing training processes. At the core of their effort is understanding...

2012-02-29 11:42:00

NEW YORK and LONDON, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CD-adapco has long been dedicated to providing the academic engineering community with industrial strength engineering simulation software. Its simulation tools are used by thousands of users at hundreds of academic institutions, educating the engineers of the future and powering the research programs of today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110623/MM25604LOGO ) Students and researchers, who were enrolled in CD-adapco's...

2011-12-10 02:01:43

The Baylor Teen Health Clinic has increasingly turned to technology to communicate important messages about teen sexuality. Its latest tool is a series of videos for the Internet designed to increase awareness of sexually transmitted infections and HIV. The videos, called webisodes, are a collaboration of the Teen Health Clinic and the University of Houston´s Valenti School of Communication. "We drew on our expertise here at the Teen Health Clinic and the talents of students and...

2011-11-15 21:16:44

University of Houston Green Building Components (UHGBC), a program in the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, announces its third annual UHGBC Expo. This event showcases the work of faculty-led research teams that design, develop and commercialize green building components and sustainable technologies for the built environment. The exhibition runs 5 - 8 p.m., Nov. 17 in the College of Architecture´s atrium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit...

Facial Disfigurements Negatively Impact Job Applicants
2011-11-09 11:50:35

[ Watch the Video ] People with birthmarks, scars and other facial disfigurements are more likely to receive poor ratings in job interviews, according to a new study by researchers at Rice University and the University of Houston. "Discrimination Against Facially Stigmatized Applicants in Interviews: An Eye-Tracking and Face-to-Face Investigation" was published online last month in the Journal of Applied Psychology and is one of the first studies to examine how individuals with facial...

2011-10-19 17:14:00

Civil rights experts examine whether freedom of speech ever goes too far. HOUSTON, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When does free speech cross the constitutional line? Is it when a university student group holds a bake sale and prices cookies at different costs to make a statement about affirmative action? Or when students hold a silent protest and turn a campus courtyard into a graveyard? Or when shouting students force a guest speaker off the stage? These cases make bold...

2011-10-19 06:45:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row Columbia University tops the rankings in the annual Trojan Sexual Health Report Card, making it the only school in Report Card history to repeat at number one. The study, from the makers of Trojan® Brand Condoms and fielded by Sperling's BestPlaces, calls attention to the state of sexual health on campuses nationwide by ranking them according to accessibility of sexual health resources and...