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Nano-coating makes coaxial cables lighterNano-coating makes coaxial cables lighter
Rice University scientists replace metal with carbon nanotubes for aerospace use
Common coaxial cables could be made 50 percent lighter with a new nanotube-based outer conductor developed by Rice University scientists.  (January 27, 2016)

 

Graphene composite may keep wings ice-freeGraphene composite may keep wings ice-free
Rice University develops conductive material to heat surfaces, simplify ice removal
A thin coating of graphene nanoribbons in epoxy developed at Rice University has proven effective at melting ice on a helicopter blade.  (January 25, 2016)

 

Microwaved nanotubes come up cleanMicrowaved nanotubes come up clean
Rice, Swansea scientists use household oven to help decontaminate carbon nanotubes
Amid all the fancy equipment found in a typical nanomaterials lab, one of the most useful may turn out to be the humble microwave oven. (January 22, 2016)

 

Graphene oxide ‘paper’ changes with strainGraphene oxide ‘paper’ changes with strain
Rice researchers say material is more or less brittle, depending on how hard it’s pulled
The same slip-and-stick mechanism that leads to earthquakes is at work on the molecular level in nanoscale materials, where it determines the shear plasticity of the materials, according to scientists at Rice University and the State University of Campinas, Brazil. (January 19, 2016)

 

K.C. Nicolaou wins prestigious Wolf Prize in ChemistryK.C. Nicolaou wins prestigious Wolf Prize in Chemistry
Rice chemist recognized for advances in field of chemical synthesis
Rice University organic chemist K.C. Nicolaou has won the Wolf Prize in Chemistry, a prestigious international award that is often a harbinger of future recognition by the Nobel Committee.  (January 15, 2016)

 

Self-adaptive material heals itself, stays toughSelf-adaptive material heals itself, stays tough
Rice University scientists mix up a new type of flexible composite - See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2016/01/11/self-adaptive-material-heals-itself-stays-tough-2/#sthash.ARUI225v.dpuf
An adaptive material invented at Rice University combines self-healing and reversible self-stiffening properties.  (January 11, 2016)

 

Three Rice alumni make Forbes’ 30 Under 30 listThree Rice alumni make Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list
Mirri and Tsentalovich are rising stars for carbon nanotube fibers, Tricoche is devoted to improving public education through educational technology
Three Rice University alumni are among this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30, an honor roll of people under 30 years old who are poised to make a difference.  (January 11, 2016)

 

Study: Bacteria attack lignin with enzymatic tag teamStudy: Bacteria attack lignin with enzymatic tag team
Team from Rice, University of Wisconsin-Madison shows how nature handles lignin
In a study that could point the way to biofuels processes of the future, scientists in collaboration with Rice University's George Phillips, have discovered how two bacterial enzymes work as a team to break apart lignin. (January 6, 2016)

 
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