CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

News

UH NCALM Researcher Featured in "The Verge"

By: 

Audrey Grayson
The Verge was founded in 2011 in partnership with Vox Media, and covers the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture.

A team of UH Cullen College of Engineering researchers who helped uncover a lost world in the rainforests of Honduras have been covered everywhere from the Houston Chronicle to the New Yorker. Now, the Co-PI for the UH Cullen College of Engineering's National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), Dr. William Carter, is featured in the popular web-publication The Verge.

In the article, titled "Uncovering the past using the future: how lasers as revolutionizing archaeology," Carter explains more about the LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology the team used to find the ancient ruins of the legendary lost city of Ciudad Blanca hidden deep within the Honduran rainforests. Carter also discusses the work that NCALM is currently doing and the kind of work which the research team hopes to tackle in the future.

To read the full article in The Verge, please visit: http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/20/4445568/lasers-lidar-archaeology-detailed-topographical-maps.

 

Department: 

Tag: 

Related News Stories

Can New Kind of Power Plant Improve Air Quality, Resilience?

UH Engineers Join Project to Study Options for Deployment

Researchers from the University of Houston, backed by $4 million in funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, have joined a pilot project testing the use of supercritical CO2, or pressurized carbon dioxide, to produce low-cost, low-emission electric power.

New UH/HCC Engineering Academy Steps Into The Spotlight

The UH/HCC Engineering Academy at Katy is a unique educational partnership between UH and HCC.

Over 100 individuals joined representatives from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering and Houston Community College last Thursday, Feb. 20, for the first official UH/HCC Engineering Academy Information Session. The event was held at the new UH at Katy facility, which officially opened in August 2019.