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No To Nitrates
1 year 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
1 year 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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Faculty Books: Four Houses
1 year ago

Faculty Books: Four Houses

Houses are as perfect as the architects who design them — which is to say, never quite perfect. William Cannady, the award-winning Houston-born architect who has taught at the …
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We Don’t Know: How to Engineer Large Organisms
1 year 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
1 year 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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In The Zone
1 year ago

In The Zone

Antonio Merlo is the soundtrack that plays at every Rice club water polo game. His voice reverberates above the frenetic splashing of legs and arms. It carries over cheering …
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The Life of Facts
1 year ago

The Life of Facts

On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump took an oath of office and was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The crowds, according to White House staff, …
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We Don’t Know
2 years ago

We Don’t Know

At Rice, one of the country’s most recognized research and teaching institutions, we talk a lot about what we know — our scholarly expertise and the brilliant faculty, staff …
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Climate Change Increased Likelihood and Intensity of Hurricane Harvey
2 years ago

Climate Change Increased Likelihood and Intensity of Hurricane Harvey

A team of scientists from World Weather Attribution, including researchers from Rice and other institutions in the United States and Europe, have found that human-caused climate change made the record …
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Ready! Headset! Go!
2 years ago

Ready! Headset! Go!

On a Friday morning in early November, a group of 12 Rice undergraduates in Jayoung Song’s second-year Korean language class took out their smartphones, opened the YouTube app and …
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