By Jeannie Kever:: Taking advantage of recent advances in using theoretical calculations to predict the properties of new materials, researchers reported Thursday the discovery of a new class of half-Heusler thermoelectric compounds, including one with a record high figure of merit – a metric used to determine how efficiently a thermoelectric material can convert heat to electricity.
By Jeannie Kever:: Amid growing public concern about climate change and the impact of emissions from the oil and gas industries, UH Energy is hosting a conference to launch two initiatives aimed at helping the industry manage carbon emissions and better integrate concepts of corporate social responsibility throughout their business.
By Jeannie Kever:: During two events this weekend, scientists at the University of Houston will capture brain activity and other data to learn more about what happens in the brain when people engage in different activities. One experiment will look at brain activity during a wine tasting, and the other will collect data during a stage performance.
By Jeannie Kever:: Icy weather is blamed for multibillion dollar losses every year in the United States, including delays and damage related to air travel, infrastructure and power generation and transmission facilities. Now researchers from the University of Houston have reported creating a durable silicone polymer coating capable of repelling ice from any surface.
By Sara Tubbs:: Sophomores in the Industrial Design program at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design will sell their products at the Dallas Total Home and Gift Market in the Dallas Market Center Thursday, Jan. 17 – Sunday Jan. 20.
By Laurie Fickman:: Responding to the rising number of children with blurry vision caused by myopia, the University Eye Institute is offering a Myopia Management Service to correct and manage nearsightedness in children. It’s the first of its kind in Texas.
By Sara Tubbs:: One of the world’s leading abstract painters will display her work at the University of Houston’s Blaffer Art Museum. “Rebecca Morris: The Ache of Bright” will be on view Friday, Jan. 11 through Saturday, March 16.