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Rice de-icer gains anti-icing properties

Dual-function, graphene-based material good for aircraft, extreme environments 
cancer cells

Cancer cells coordinate to form roving clusters

Rice University scientists identify ‘smoking gun’ in metastasis of hybrid cells 
Oxygen atmosphere

Oxygen atmosphere recipe = tectonics + continents + life

Rice-led study offers new answer to why Earth’s atmosphere became oxygenated

Evolutionary ‘probables’ a positive step

Rice University computer scientists add statistical options for tracing genetic links across species

Microwaved nanoribbons may bolster oil and gas wells

Rice University researchers microwave a composite to toughen wellbore walls 
Photosynthetic bacteria

Photosynthetic bacteria give biologists a cool new tool

Rice University synthetic biologists turn protein pathway into reversible photoreceptor 

Eat, drink and be chemists

Rice University students help award-winning chef support local farms by preserving produce 

Nanotubes assemble! Rice introduces ‘Teslaphoresis’

Reconfigured Tesla coil aligns, electrifies materials from a distance 
lithium-ion batteries

Battery components can take the heat

Rice University team creates robust ‘white graphene’ electrolyte and separator for lithium-ion batteries
sour oil

Sweet technique finds cause of sour oil and gas

Rice University engineers develop method to ID cause of sour hydrocarbons in wells 
dna, Trioxacarcins, seizures, 3-D graphene

Rice scientists synthesize anti-cancer agent

Trioxacarcin molecules bind to the DNA of targeted cells and prevent them from replicating 

Ocean acidification already slowing coral reef growth

Experiment dials back clock to test ocean reef growth in preindustrial conditions
selective laser sintering platform

Modified laser cutter prints 3-D objects from powder

Rice bioengineers make open-source laser sintering printer for biomaterials fabrication
carbon nanotubes

Nano-coating makes coaxial cables lighter

Rice University scientists replace metal with carbon nanotubes for aerospace use

Open-source laser fabrication lowers costs for cancer research

Rice bioengineers reprogram laser cutter to etch 50,000 microwells per hour 

Graphene composite may keep wings ice-free

Rice University develops conductive material to heat surfaces, simplify ice removal 
dna, Trioxacarcins, seizures, 3-D graphene

New tool puts accurate DNA analysis in fast lane

Rice bioengineers’ method should lead to better database of thermal behaviors 

Graphene oxide ‘paper’ changes with strain

Rice researchers say material is more or less brittle, depending on how hard it’s pulled

Self-adaptive material heals itself, stays tough

Rice University scientists mix up a new type of flexible composite