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Posts By Jade Boyd

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High Water
3 months ago

High Water

City officials have a new tool for planning and responding to flooding at hospitals and other critical facilities on the watersheds of Brays, Sims, Hunting and White Oak bayous. Built …
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Safety Onstage
8 months ago

Safety Onstage

Keeping musicians safe while they’re onstage during the pandemic may require more than just social distancing, according to a study of exhaled aerosols conducted by Rice engineers and musicians from the …
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Carina Close-Up
8 months ago

Carina Close-Up

An adaptive optics camera at the Gemini South telescope in Chile has provided astronomers with images as clear as those taken from a telescope in orbit.

The camera corrects for …
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Clues to Healthy Coral
1 year ago

Clues to Healthy Coral

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. If that sentence sounds familiar, you can thank your English teacher for introducing you to Leo …
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Breakthrough in Bioprinting
2 years ago

Breakthrough in Bioprinting

In the lab of Rice bioengineer Jordan Miller, a tiny teardrop-shaped air sac expands and contracts in a steady rhythm. Blood flows through a shroud of vessels surrounding it. Though …
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Elementary Collision
2 years ago

Elementary Collision

Most of Earth’s essential elements for life — including most of the carbon and nitrogen in you — probably came from another planet. Earth most likely received the bulk of …
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Rice Announces $82M Research Initiative
3 years ago

Rice Announces $82M Research Initiative

Provost Marie Lynn Miranda said two recurring themes in the strategic planning process that produced Rice’s Vision for the Second Century, Second Decade (V2C2) were the need to establish globally …
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To Protect Trees, Protect Lemurs
3 years ago

To Protect Trees, Protect Lemurs

A study by Rice ecologists illustrates how saving lemurs may also be key to saving Madagascar’s largest trees. “Not only are we facing the loss of these unique, charismatic …
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How Effective Will the H3N2 Flu Vaccine Be?
3 years ago

How Effective Will the H3N2 Flu Vaccine Be?

A study by Rice bioengineers and physicists predicts that this fall’s flu vaccine — a new H3N2 formulation for the first time since 2015 — will be about as effective …
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No To Nitrates
3 years ago

No To Nitrates

Engineers at the Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water. Michael Wong, a …
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