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graphene foam

Epoxy Compound Gets a Graphene Bump

Rice University scientists have built a better epoxy for electronic applications.Epoxy combined with “ultrastiff” graphene foam invented in the Rice lab of chemist James Tour is substantially tougher...
genetic diseases

Moths and Magnets Could Save Lives

A new technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases like...
protein complex

Ring-Shaped Protein Complex Wrangles DNA

Biological physicists at Rice University have a new cellular mechanics theory that rings true.The Rice lab of José Onuchic has determined the structure of...
flexible organic photovoltaicsvideo

Stretchy Solar Cells a Step Closer

Organic solar cells that can be painted or printed on surfaces are increasingly efficient, and now show promise for incorporation into applications like clothing that...
genomic databases

Flood of Genome Data Hinders Efforts to ID Bacteria

There are many ways to slice and dice genomic data to identify a species of bacteria, or at least find its close relatives. But...
sulfur pollution

Coal Power Plant Regulations Neglect a Crucial Pollutant

Cleaning up or replacing coal-fired power plants that lack sulfur pollution controls could help Texans breathe cleaner, healthier air, according to researchers at Rice...
haptic armbandvideo

Can You Feel What I’m Saying?

Imagine the panic. Fire alarms blare. Smoke fills the room, and you’re left only with the sense of touch, feeling desperately along walls as...
earthquakes

Tiny Northwest Quakes Tied to Deep-Crust Structure

The earthquakes are so small and deep that someone standing in Seattle would never feel them. In fact, until the early 2000s, nobody knew...
Ice-age climate

Ice-Age Climate Clues Unearthed

How cold did Earth get during the last ice age? The truth may lie deep beneath lakes and could help predict how the planet...
Flat Tellurium

Rice U. Scientists Form Flat Tellurium

In the way things often happens in science, Amey Apte wasn’t looking for two-dimensional tellurium while experimenting with materials at Rice University. But there it was.“It’s...
media multitasking

Digital Device Overload Linked to How First Impressions Are Formed

Beware, media multitaskers: New research from Rice University researchers has found a link between spending too much time on digital devices and how first...
nanotubes

Nanotubes May Give the World Better Batteries

Rice University scientists are counting on films of carbon nanotubes to make high-powered, fast-charging lithium metal batteries a logical replacement for common lithium-ion batteries.The...
Immune Checkpoint Therapy

NIH Grant Funds Research in ‘Immune Checkpoint Therapy’

Immune checkpoints are a crucial part of the body’s immune system, but cancer cells are often able to escape this tightly controlled surveillance system,...
depression

For the Brokenhearted, Grief Can Lead to Death

Grief can cause inflammation that can kill, according to new research from Rice University.The study, “Grief, Depressive Symptoms and Inflammation in the Spousally Bereaved,”...
2D semiconductor

Fluorine Flows In, Makes Material Metal

By getting in the way, fluorine atoms help a two-dimensional material transform from a semiconductor to a metal in a way that could be...
diabetes

Rice Pursues Endgame for Diabetes

Rice University bioengineer Omid Veiseh ultimately wants patients with Type 1 diabetes to forget about it.That’s the goal his lab has declared with funding support from the National Institutes...
water-treatment particles

New Spheres Trick, Trap and Terminate Water Contaminant

Rice University scientists have developed something akin to the Venus’ flytrap of particles for water remediation.Micron-sized spheres created in the lab of Rice environmental engineer Pedro Alvarezare...
catalyst

Light Makes Rice U. Catalyst More Effective

Rice University nanoscientists have demonstrated a new catalyst that can convert ammonia into hydrogen fuel at ambient pressure using only light energy, mainly due...
concrete

Spheres Can Make Concrete Leaner, Greener

Rice University scientists have developed micron-sized calcium silicate spheres that could lead to stronger and greener concrete, the world’s most-used synthetic material.To Rice materials...
Pacemakersvideo

Customized Pacemakers May Learn What Our Hearts Need

Pacemakers deliver an electrical charge to reset hearts that fall out of rhythm, but different hearts could benefit from customized shocks. Rice University and...