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Cyber Attacks, and the 17th Century Sounds of Mexico: Houston Matters Weekend for Dec. 10, 2016

Posted on · A while back, Houston Matters went on a search to identify Houston’s signature food. Many major cities are known for a particular signature food. Chicago has deep dish pizza, Philadelphia has cheese steaks, and St. Louis has toasted ravioli. And while, yes, we have Tex Mex in Houston and kolaches — and great barbecue and great […]

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What’s Happening in the World of Nanotechnology in Houston?

Posted on · You may have heard about scientists working on developing a camera so tiny that doctors could have patients swallow it like a pill. Or special fabrics lines with particles that repel stains. Those are just two examples of nanotechnology – a combination of science, engineering and technology happening at the teeny, tiny nanoscale, about 1 […]

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Matricula Consular, Water Treatment, and Gelato: Friday’s Show (August 21, 2015)

Posted on · While we wrap up today’s Houston Matters with a discussion about gelato, we start this post with a mention of it, because…well, it just looks really good. Okay, moving on. Texas no longer accepts IDs called matricula consular — issued by Mexican consulates located throughout the state — to obtain a birth certificate. The tighter ID restriction […]

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Transportation Through 2040, Technological Singularity, and Rap Tourism: Houston Matters for Friday, December 12, 2014

Posted on · The Houston-Galveston Area Council is creating a plan that lays out the area’s transportation needs over the next 25 years. The 2040 RTP (Regional Transportation Plan) lays out the latest update to a continuous planning process that includes the eight central counties of the Houston-Galveston region. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Alan […]

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Teen Invents High-Tech Water Filter Using Nanotechnology

Posted on · We learn about Perry Alagappan, a 17-year-old junior at Clear Lake High School, who recently won the Best of Category Award in Environmental Sciences at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Alagappan’s project: he invented a filter that uses carbon nanotubes to remove toxic metals from water.

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Where Have All the Barcodes Gone?

Posted on · Technology under development through Rice University could eliminate the need for checkout lines at the grocery store. As Laurie Johnson reports — Rice's nanotube research is part of an international effort to change the way retail stores track and sell inventory.