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Flying Drones for College Credit at UH

Posted on · (Above: A drone hovers overhead as University of Houston students prepare to shoot video for a class project. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)They’re filming a remake of The Fast and the Furious movies on the University of Houston campus. Well, sort of. Instead of Dodge Chargers and Corvettes, they’re using golf carts. And instead […]

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Virginia Shooting, Political Roundup, and the Effect of Music on Your Brain: Wednesday’s Show (June 14, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Two people hug in an area blocked off by police crime scene tape in Alexandria, Va., after a shooting during a congressional baseball practice June 14, 2017. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) We’re learning more about this morning’s shooting in Alexandria, Va., during a Republican Congressional baseball practice. Members of Congress and their […]

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Is This the Year Virtual Reality Finally Becomes Mainstream? New Tech for 2016

Posted on · The International Consumer Electronics Show starts tomorrow (Jan. 6, 2016) in Las Vegas. The annual electronics and technology trade show gives us a preview of what technology is on the horizon – and could soon be making its way into your home, car and life. Dwight Silverman, technology blogger for the Houston Chronicle, joins us […]

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Using Drones to Photograph Houston Intersections

Posted on · Drones have been used most notably for military purposes, but thanks to a few creative minds, drones are being used in a host of other ways. Amazon.com has a forthcoming drone delivery system and sports stadiums are using them to find that perfect replay shot. Here in Houston, photographer Peter Molick is using a drone […]

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Social Studies Textbooks and the Hispanic Vote: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Posted on · For the first time since 2002, the Texas Board of Education is considering more than 100 proposed social studies, history, geography and government textbooks, which publishers have submitted for approval and use in public schools statewide. While the board won’t take a final vote until November, a public hearing the state board held earlier this […]

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Who’s Using Drones and What Are the Implications for Privacy?

Posted on · Amazon.com’s CEO is talking about a future filled with “delivery drones” that drop packages on your doorstep. Of course, there are implications – legal, technological…and moral. So, we talk with Michael Buscher, founder and CEO of Vanguard, a Houston-based manufacturer of drones. Vangaurd makes the ShadowHawk Unmanned Aerial System. We’ll learn who uses it and how. Then […]