Bright ideas to be on display on 15th F Houston
Bright ideas to be on display on 15th Feb during Science and Engineering Fair of Houston.
One of the questions that curious minds may think is which OTC medicine dissolves fastest in an acidic stomach, Ibuprofen, acetaminophen or aspirin? Lemon juice can be the key to this discovery. Or a question about the recyclable materials that can be used in “solar ovens” to harness the heat of the sun to cook food may pop-up in another mind.
The students from different schools of southeast Texas are going to provide an answer to such questions during the 61st annual Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH). The event is presented by Chevron and the University of Houston STEM Center. It will run from 8 AM to 6:30 PM on Saturday, 15th Feb at the George R. Brown Convention Center. SEFH attracts more than 1000 middle school and high school students. The projects have been categorized into 17 science fair categories that range from medicine, health, physics, mechanical engineering and more.
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The main aim of the program is to pair startups with health organizations to bring innovative solutions to real problems in the health sector. Capital Rx won the award for Clearinghouse ModelSM that connects pharmacies and employers for a more efficient and transparent way to coordinate prescriptions. Carrot Health won the award for algorithms to use consumer data analytics to predict and determine health issues. Its MarketView platform weighs in factors including social, economic, behavior, and environmental information.
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Authorities have reported that a victim has died on the scene while the other one was taken to the hospital. As of Monday morning, the security guard was not arrested or charged. The authorities will submit the investigation findings to the Harris County District Attorney's Office for presentation before a grand jury.
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In a survey conducted in a recent past, calls out to punish Astro players for their scandals in the game. 90% American agree on it, with slight variations among genders, 94% of women agree and 86% of men agree.
The survey was conducted online on Jan. 30 and Jan. 31 and included more than 1,000 respondents from a random sample of American adults across the United States.
While 48% Americans believe that if the punishments handed down to leadership will result in changing player behavior. But 74% say that leadership punishment will lead to organizational changes that enabled the cheating.
86% are in favor to strengthening the position of whistle-blowers. It will encourage early identification of problems.
These findings are from a national poll of Americans conducted by Eagle Hill Consulting.
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”I could see the top of the water being ruffled like this," Greco recalled. “That man was underneath there. He must have been doing something.”
Greco was driving South on the Fort Bend Tollway when he saw a car losing its control. After the accident, he parked his car and ran down to the embankment, jumping into the water. Inside Greco found the driver struggling. Once he was able to get the driver to the embankment, a constable was waiting to help them pull out.
“He had like three layers of clothes on and he had cowboy boots on,” Greco said. “Cowboy boots is full of water. Lesson learned if you’re ever trying to get somebody out of the water, the first thing to do is say, ‘Do you have cowboy boots? If so, you have to take them off. “He was appreciated for his quick action by Constable Daryl a Smith.
Greco is not particularly a religious man but he believes that God himself saved the driver. “I told him before I left, I knelt down and I said, ’God blessed you today.' I hope that he heard that,” Greco said.
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According to the reports he was seen in the video getting out of the passenger side of a white Jeep Grand Cherokee around 12:45 p.m. on the day of the incident. Two gunshots were heard on the video before the SUV drives off. Police said that the object on which he fired was Artie who had been left in Dubyak’s care. A witness identified him as the culprit. Deputies caught up with him and charged him with animal cruelty, fleeing police, drug possession and possession of a gun — which cops said he tossed from the vehicle during the chase.
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