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2012-09-20 17:00:36

A new study of high-tech startups that participated in the Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) shows that these entrepreneurs have a much higher rate of success than typical new ventures and are therefore more likely to contribute to job growth.

Snakes Eat Birds Which Equals More Spiders For Guam
2012-09-13 13:25:39

Ecologists look for effects of bird loss caused by invasive brown treesnake on Guam

In Graphene Formation Every Atom Counts
2012-09-04 12:28:05

Rice University lab's nanoreactor theory could advance quality of material's growth

'Cyber War' On Cancer Proposed By Experts
2012-09-04 12:14:39

Researchers at Rice, Tel Aviv and Johns Hopkins universities aim to break cancer's codes for social networking

2012-07-13 10:52:32

New research at Rice University that seeks to establish points of reference between plasmonic particles and polymers might lead to smaller computer chips, better antennae and improvements in optical computing.

2012-07-09 17:19:27

What’s 100 times stronger than steel, weighs one-sixth as much and can be snapped like a twig by a tiny air bubble?

2012-07-06 00:02:57

Over the past year, some news reports have questioned the long-term viability and popularity of daily deal companies, but the industry shows no evidence of slowing down.

Rice researchers develop paintable battery
2012-06-29 05:30:54

Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas have put their minds together to create an incredibly thin battery. So small, in fact, if can be painted on the surface of whatever it’s meant to power.

2012-06-21 02:28:36

Japanese and U.S. physicists are offering new details this week in the journal Nature regarding intriguing similarities between the quirky electronic properties of a new iron-based high-temperature superconductor (HTS) and its copper-based cousins.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.