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The Idea Engineer
6 days ago

The Idea Engineer

Since 2008, Oden has served as director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK) — Rice’s engineering prototyping powerhouse. More than 1,300 students per year and dozens of courses …
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Hurricane History
6 days ago

Hurricane History

The goal of the Harvey Memories Project is to build an open-access digital repository to collect, preserve and publish community-contributed memories of the storm in multiple formats, including photos …
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Faculty Books: Fall 2018
6 days ago

Faculty Books: Fall 2018

The Continuous City: Fourteen Essays on Architecture and Urbanization By Lars Lerup (Park Books, 2018)

The need to redefine the concept of a city, and to find solutions in architecture …
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Nonstop From D.C.
1 week ago

Nonstop From D.C.

One of the joys of being a professor is seeing students turn their academic focus into a career path after graduation. Faculty (and staff, too) provide those first letters …
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To Protect Trees, Protect Lemurs
1 week 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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Shopping Impulse? Reflect First.
1 week ago

Shopping Impulse? Reflect First.

Consumers who reflected on their recently used personal belongings experienced less desire for an unexpectedly encountered product, were less likely to buy impulsively and expressed a lower willingness to …
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How Effective Will the H3N2 Flu Vaccine Be?
1 week 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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Is There Life Beyond Earth?
1 week ago

Is There Life Beyond Earth?

Is there life anywhere else other than Earth, either now or in the past? When I was a graduate student some 20–30 years ago, that was really just a …
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Daydream Believer
1 week ago

Daydream Believer

Daydreaming can take up as much as half of a typical workday. Some research suggests this may be a good thing. Wandering minds can help us adapt to problems, …
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Syllabus: Tracing City Histories
1 week ago

Syllabus: Tracing City Histories

More than 7 billion people live on our planet at this moment. Slightly half of those people live in cities, and that number is rising by the day. “By …
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