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Chip Test
3 weeks ago

Chip Test

COVID-19 can be diagnosed in 55 minutes or less with the help of programmed magnetic nanobeads and a diagnostic tool that plugs into an off-the-shelf cellphone. The Rice lab of …
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Under Pressure
3 weeks ago

Under Pressure

Pressure from excess cerebrospinal fluid on the brain is often relieved by surgically installing a shunt that carries the fluid to a reservoir. But when pressure in the reservoir itself …
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Catalyzing Change
3 months ago

Catalyzing Change

Rice engineers are turning carbon monoxide (CO) directly into acetic acid — the widely used chemical agent that gives vinegar its tang — with a continuous catalytic reactor that can use …
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Testing the Water
6 months ago

Testing the Water

Rice engineers and statisticians have worked for months to help the city of Houston monitor the spread of COVID-19 through traces of the coronavirus found in wastewater treatment plants.

Because the virus responsible …
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New Student Center Plans
6 months ago

New Student Center Plans

Adjaye Associates — an international architecture firm with offices in Accra, Ghana; London; and New York — has been selected to lead the design of Rice’s new student center, which …
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Unconventional Wisdom: Reginald DesRoches
9 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Reginald DesRoches

From the start of his tenure as Rice University provost, Reginald DesRoches has been challenged in ways no higher education administrator could anticipate. Having accepted the job last December, the …
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Bad Eggs and Good Apples
10 months ago

Bad Eggs and Good Apples

A third of the food produced around the globe goes to waste, but materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan and colleagues in Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering have developed a …
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The Problem With Pepe
1 year ago

The Problem With Pepe

Making movies and designing buildings are all part of a good week’s work for Rice Architecture alumnus Giorgio Angelini ’13. But one week in January was special — an Angelini …
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Class-in-Progress
1 year ago

Class-in-Progress



As the COVID-19 crisis plays out, Rice faculty have been proactively making the best of a difficult situation for their students — not to mention for themselves and their …
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Ventilator Takes Step Forward
1 year ago

Ventilator Takes Step Forward

Houston-based manufacturer Stewart & Stevenson LLC have signed a licensing agreement with Rice to produce an advanced version of the ApolloBVM ventilator, first prototyped by engineers and students at Rice’s Oshman …
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