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Laser-induced graphene ‘super’ for electronicsLaser-induced graphene ‘super’ for electronics
Rice University researchers test flexible, three-dimensional supercapacitors
Rice University scientists advanced their recent development of laser-induced graphene (LIG) by producing and testing stacked, three-dimensional supercapacitors, energy-storage devices that are important for portable, flexible electronics.  (January 14, 2015)


Crush those clinkers while they’re hotCrush those clinkers while they’re hot
Rice University study suggests changes to cement manufacturing will save energy
Former Rice graduate student Lu Chen and materials scientist Rouzbeh Shahsavari calculated that fine-tuning the process by which round lumps of calcium silicate called clinkers are turned into cement can save a lot of energy. (January 13, 2015)


Rice mourns Professor Emeritus Jim KinseyRice mourns Professor Emeritus Jim Kinsey
James Kinsey, the D.R. Bullard-Welch Foundation Professor of Science Emeritus, died Dec. 20. He was 80.  (January 8, 2015)


Cheap asphalt provides ‘green’ carbon captureCheap asphalt provides ‘green’ carbon capture
Rice University chemists’ product aims to enhance natural gas production at sea
The best material to keep carbon dioxide from natural gas wells from fouling the atmosphere may be a derivative of asphalt, according to Rice University scientists.  (January 7, 2015)


Atom-thick CCD could capture imagesAtom-thick CCD could capture images
Rice University scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material
An atomically thin material developed at Rice University may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform. Synthetic two-dimensional materials based on metal chalcogenide compounds could be the basis for superthin devices, according to Rice researchers. (December 19, 2014)


Mikos, Richards-Kortum named National Academy of Inventors fellowsMikos, Richards-Kortum named National Academy of Inventors fellows
Rice University Professors Antonios Mikos and Rebecca Richards-Kortum have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.  (December 16, 2014)


Scientists trace nanoparticles from plants to caterpillarsScientists trace nanoparticles from plants to caterpillars
Rice University study examines how nanoparticles behave in food chain
In one of the most comprehensive laboratory studies of its kind, Rice University scientists traced the uptake and accumulation of quantum dot nanoparticles from water to plant roots, plant leaves and leaf-eating caterpillars.  (December 16, 2014)


Grants kickstart bioscience research projectsGrants kickstart bioscience research projects
Gulf Coast Consortia announces Dunn Foundation seed grants for cancer, mold infection, hearing and neuron research
Four teams of scientists at Rice University and other Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC) institutions have earned research seed grants from the John S. Dunn Collaborative Research Awards.  (December 11, 2014)

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