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High Water
3 weeks 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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Lucky Students
3 weeks ago

Lucky Students

Academia was never originally part of James DeNicco’s life plans. But as the recent winner of the George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching, the highest award from the …
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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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Sounds Like
3 weeks ago

Sounds Like

For computer science students with a passion for solving health problems, the COVID-19 pandemic served as an opportunity to pursue a data research project aimed at improving a globally significant health crisis. Seniors …
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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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Alternative Activism
3 weeks ago

Alternative Activism

Of the 85 students who participated in one of 11 Alternative Spring Break programs this year, all of which were virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anvita Kandru and Christa …
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Unconventional Wisdom: The Health Economist
3 weeks ago

Unconventional Wisdom: The Health Economist

Vivian Ho is an energetic advocate for better health care. She’s the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, a professor of economics and director of the Baker …
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Imagined Worlds Made Real
3 months ago

Imagined Worlds Made Real

“Tea, Earl Grey, Hot.”

A few computer chirps later and the tea materialized according to the orders of Captain Picard on the USS Enterprise. While “Star Trek” visions of advanced …
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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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The Explainer: The Big Freeze
3 months ago

The Explainer: The Big Freeze

After an Arctic blast blew through Texas and nearby states in February, millions were left without electricity, heat and water for days or even weeks. In Texas, more than 100 people …
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