Scientists 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 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)
Defects are perfect in laser-induced graphene
Rice University lab discovers simple way to make material for energy storage, electronics
Researchers at Rice University have created flexible, patterned sheets of multilayer graphene from a cheap polymer by burning it with a computer-controlled laser.
(December 10, 2014)
The chemistry of cooking: Scientist meets chef
Two things you find on college campuses worldwide: classrooms teaching chemistry and cafeterias serving food to students. The two might not seem to be related, but Rice chemist and self-professed “foodie” Lesa Tran ’07 would argue differently.
(December 4, 2014)
Buckyballs enhance carbon capture
Environmentally friendly material created at Rice University targets flue gases, wells
Rice University scientists have discovered an environmentally friendly carbon-capture method that could be equally adept at drawing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial flue gases and natural gas wells.
(December 3, 2014)
Microbullet hits confirm graphene’s strength
Rice University lab test material for suitability in body armor, spacecraft protection
Graphene’s great strength appears to be determined by how well it stretches before it breaks, according to Rice University scientists who tested the material’s properties by peppering it with microbullets.
(December 1, 2014)
Cell’s skeleton is never still
Rice University scientists model dynamic instability of microtubules
New computer models that show how microtubules age are the first to match experimental results and help explain the dynamic processes behind an essential component of every living cell, according to Rice University scientists.
(November 24, 2014)
Graphene&nanotube hybrid benefits flexible solar cells
Rice University labs create novel electrode for dye-sensitized cells
Rice University scientists have invented a novel cathode that may make cheap, flexible dye-sensitized solar cells practical.
(November 17, 2014)