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2010-07-29 13:20:00

SAN ANTONIO, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Charles W. Matthews, former general counsel of Exxon and Exxon Mobil Corporation, has been named to the board of directors of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., the financial holding company of Frost, as a Houston director.

2010-07-15 02:57:06

While prospectors and geologists have been successful in finding diamonds through diligent searching, one University of Houston professor and his team's work could help improve the odds by focusing future searches in particular areas.

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2010-07-08 08:00:00

Joseph Stalin's Rise to Power: Facts More Intriguing Than Fiction - UH Professor Personalizes Stalin’s Crimes in New Book Based on Soviet Archives.

2010-06-25 15:55:26

Many diseases of brain function, such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, are caused by problems in how neurons communicate with each other.

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2010-05-28 09:16:44

Scalable devices inspired by nature exhibit customizable optical properties suitable for applications ranging from highly sensitive sensors and detectors to invisibility cloaks.

2010-05-13 09:15:00

HOUSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator and the largest business incubator in Texas, is unveiling the Goradia Innovation Prize to be awarded to early stage companies that have commercialized, or are close to commercializing, innovative technology within the Gulf Coast region.

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2010-05-06 13:29:59

Two University of Houston professors are working to help keep your heart beating stronger and longer simply by monitoring the temperature of your fingertip.

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2010-04-26 12:55:50

A new form of platinum that could be used to make cheaper, more efficient fuel cells has been created by researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Houston.

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2010-04-16 10:05:00

Through the study of a popular Martian meteorite's age, a University of Houston professor and his team have made significant discoveries about the timeline of volcanic activity on Mars.

2010-04-13 11:15:00

Renowned Engineer Brings First and Only NSF-supported Center to UH HOUSTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Increasing its cadre of laser mapping researchers, the University of Houston will expand its pioneering work in such areas as homeland security, disaster recovery, oil and gas exploration, wind farm site planning and environmental studies.


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'