By Jeannie Kever:: Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are far safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Researchers Friday reported developing an organic cathode that dramatically improves both stability and energy density.
By Jeannie Kever:: President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border has divided the public along partisan lines. A multi-part poll by the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston will seek to determine how best to drive a constructive public debate on the topic.
By Chris Stipes:: A new scholarship program will assist students at the four University of Houston System universities who are still struggling to recover from the long-term devastation of Hurricane Harvey. A $500,000 donation from the Rebuild Texas Fund via the Qatar Harvey Fund will provide scholarships of up to $5,000 per student to a minimum of 300 students.
By Jeannie Kever:: An engineer from the University of Houston is leading a team to determine how a group of mobile robots can be directed to document a 5K race, predicting likely events and changing plans based on real-time action. The work will ultimately have applications in a number of fields.
By Jeannie Kever:: A survey of Texas voters by the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs found strong support for increasing the state’s share of funding for public schools, along with support for increasing several targeted taxes to pay for it.
By Laurie Fickman:: University of Houston biomolecular engineer Navin Varadarajan thinks B cells gone bad could be the culprit in Rheumatoid Arthritis, and he is the first to publish a comprehensive profile of the cells, moving closer to finding out why the immune system attacks itself in patients with RA.
By Chris Stipes:: The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work has received a $4,870,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to provide community-based and family-centered services and health education to residents in the 10 Houston-area ZIP codes with the highest rates of death and complications surrounding birth.
By Sara Tubbs:: Students in the senior graphic design program at the UH School of Art will soon be added to the growing list of artists making their mark on the city. They will join famed Houston graffiti artist GONZO247, in a large-scale installation to beautify the Cullen Boulevard-I-45 underpass.