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UH Researchers Use Lasers to Help Find New Civilization

UH Researchers Use Lasers to Help Find New Civilization

Living in a sprawling metropolitan area like Greater Houston, it might be easy to think that there’s no such thing as uncharted territory. But in the dense rain forests of Honduras, there’s plenty of territory that hasn’t been seen by humankind in centuries.

Now, a group of researchers based at the University of Houston is making exploration of such places a lot easier – using lasers – in their search for a fabled lost ancient city.

Michael Hagerty talks with Ramesh Shrestha, a UH professor and director of the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM).

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest (National Geographic, March 2, 2015)
UH Researchers Help Uncover Further Evidence of an Ancient Culture in Honduran Jungle (University of Houston, March 6, 2015)
Ancient Civilization in Honduras Focus of New Documentary: ‘It’s Like Something Out of Folklore’ (The Wrap, March 6, 2015)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →