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A Hydrogel That Knows When To Go
2014-05-08 03:13:48

Rice University bioengineers have created a hydrogel that instantly turns from liquid to semisolid at close to body temperature – and then degrades at precisely the right pace.

2014-04-08 10:00:09

Carbon nanotubes are reinforcing bars that make two-dimensional graphene much easier to handle in a new hybrid material grown by researchers at Rice University.

2014-03-26 16:26:16

It is probably not a good idea to shop for leisure travel from the office during business hours.

2014-03-04 16:20:56

In a new study that could help doctors extend the lives of patients awaiting liver transplants, a Rice University-led team of researchers examined the metabolic breakdown that takes place in liver cells during late-stage cirrhosis and found clues that suggest new treatments to delay liver failure.

2014-03-04 16:19:28

Voters who cast their ballots via smartphones made fewer errors than they did when voting via traditional methods in a mock election.

2014-02-25 14:11:33

A tabletop device invented at Rice University can tell how efficiently a nanoparticle would travel through a well and may provide a wealth of information for oil and gas producers.

Misconceptions Over Science And Religion
2014-02-17 07:46:18

The public's view that science and religion can't work in collaboration is a misconception that stunts progress, according

2014-02-04 11:11:54

Perfect sheets of diamond a few atoms thick appear to be possible even without the big squeeze that makes natural gems.

2014-02-03 16:27:03

DUBLIN, February 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nvjnqd/mid_ir_sensors) has announced the addition of a new report

Study Finds 'Bubble CPAP' Increases Neonatal Survival Rates
2014-01-30 11:19:07

The first clinical study of a low-cost neonatal breathing system created by Rice University bioengineering students demonstrated that the device increased the survival rate of newborns with severe respiratory illness from 44 percent to 71 percent.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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