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Tiny octopods catalyze bright ideasTiny octopods catalyze bright ideas
Nanoscale octopods that do double duty as catalysts and plasmonic sensors are lighting a path toward more efficient industrial processes, according to a Rice University scientist.  (November 30, 2015)

 

Chemical design made easierChemical design made easier
Rice University scientists prepare elusive organocatalysts for drug and fine chemical synthesis
Rice University scientists using an efficient metal-free process have synthesized dozens of small-molecule catalysts, tools that promise to speed the making of novel chemicals, including drugs.  (November 24, 2015)

 

Two Rice University professors elected AAAS fellowsTwo Rice University professors elected AAAS fellows
Grande-Allen, Weisman honored by scientific society
Rice University professors Jane Grande-Allen and Bruce Weisman have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.  (November 23, 2015)

 

Rice makes light-driven nanosubmarinesRice makes light-driven nanosubmarines
Speedy single-molecule submersibles are a first
Though they’re not quite ready for boarding a lá “Fantastic Voyage,” nanoscale submarines created at Rice University are proving themselves seaworthy. (November 16, 2015)

 

Clay makes better high-temp batteriesClay makes better high-temp batteries
Rice University scientists develop materials to power devices in harsh environments
A unique combination of materials developed at Rice University, including a clay-based electrolyte, may solve a problem for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries destined for harsh environments.  (November 9, 2015)

 

Rice Academy of Fellows aims to boost research profileRice Academy of Fellows aims to boost research profile
10 faculty named fellows; 5 postdoctoral fellows to be recruited
A new university wide scholarly consortium of faculty fellows and distinguished postdoctoral fellows has been created to significantly raise Rice’s overall research profile by fostering intellectual exchange and advancement of research. (November 2, 2015)

 

Snake venom helps hydrogels stop the bleedingSnake venom helps hydrogels stop the bleeding
Rice University lab employs clotting powers of viper-derived drug, even in presence of anti-coagulants
A nanofiber hydrogel infused with snake venom may be the best material to stop bleeding quickly, according to Rice University scientists.  (October 26, 2015)

 

Cobalt atoms on graphene a powerful comboCobalt atoms on graphene a powerful combo
Rice University catalyst holds promise for clean, inexpensive hydrogen production
Graphene doped with nitrogen and augmented with cobalt atoms has proven to be an effective, durable catalyst for the production of hydrogen from water, according to scientists at Rice University.  (October 21, 2015)

 
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