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Improvements in MRIs, Passenger Screening, Other Image-Detection Applications on the Horizon
2014-06-12 03:33:14

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with collaborators from Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could lead to significant improvements in medical imaging.

2014-05-26 08:23:32

PARIS, May 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2014 will take place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre from 4th to 6th November 2014.

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.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.