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Research & Creative Achievements

Research findings, creative achievements and published work

Graphene on Toast
7 months ago

Graphene on Toast

The Rice lab of chemist James Tour, which once turned Girl Scout cookies into graphene, is investigating ways to write graphene patterns onto food and other materials to quickly …
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No To Nitrates
7 months 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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How To Negotiate
7 months ago

How To Negotiate

One strategy that works is to get angry — but not too angry, say researchers. Displaying a moderate amount of anger during a negotiation process is perceived as being …
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We Don’t Know: How to Engineer Large Organisms
7 months ago

We Don’t Know: How to Engineer Large Organisms

Synthetic biology is really an engineering discipline, but what we can’t do right now is engineer large organisms. What if we could create a snake to go into rubble …
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Faculty Books: Spring 2018
7 months ago

Faculty Books: Spring 2018

Varieties of African American Religious Experience: Toward a Comparative Black Theology by Anthony B. Pinn (Fortress Press, 2017)

Theologians have long overlooked the non-Christian varieties of African-American religious experience. …
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Q&A: Daniel Whiteson ’97 and Jorge Cham
9 months ago

Q&A: Daniel Whiteson ’97 and Jorge Cham

Upon feeling dissatisfied with science writing’s coverage of the Higgs boson discovery, Daniel Whiteson ’97, a professor of experimental particle physics at the University of California, Irvine, decided to …
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MacArthur Foundation Gives $15 Million for NEST360°
9 months ago

MacArthur Foundation Gives $15 Million for NEST360°

NEST360°, an international team of engineers, doctors and global health experts, has won $15 million through the MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural 100&Change competition. Four finalists from a field of more …
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Virtual Historian
9 months ago

Virtual Historian

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened to acclaim Sept. 24, 2016, houses thousands of rare and valuable artifacts, ranging from Harriet Tubman’s hymnal to …
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Early Warming System
9 months ago

Early Warming System

Scientists from Rice and Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi’s Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies have found clues in long-dead reefs about the way Earth’s oceans may respond …
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Building the Future
9 months ago

Building the Future

Rice University engineers are using 3-D printers to turn structures that have until now existed primarily in theory into strong, light and durable materials with complex, repeating patterns. The …
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