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2012-06-11 18:55:27

Sixteenth-century European explorers probed the jungles and valleys of South America in search of El Dorado, the legendary lost city of gold, but came up empty-handed.

2012-05-31 01:44:31

Federal statistics indicate that four of five African-American women are overweight or obese, yet researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University have identified a large number of African American women who have lost clinically significant amounts of weight and kept it off for longer than a year.

2012-05-22 00:05:00

If you are not a condensed matter physicist, vanadium oxide (VO2) may be the coolest material you’ve never heard of.

Helping Hands Reaches Out To Patients With Cerebral Palsy
2012-05-10 12:00:58

Rice University students invent device to strengthen children's hands and wrists

2012-04-30 19:47:10

A team of Rice University students accepted a challenge to turn shale gas produced in China into a range of useful, profitable and environmentally friendly products and did so in a cost-effective manner.

2012-04-26 09:12:42

A new study this week finds that “quantum critical points” in exotic electronic materials can act much like polarizing “hot button issues” in an election.

2012-04-25 00:05:35

One of America’s most automobile-dependent large cities may be heading into a new era, according to the 31st annual Kinder Houston Area Survey conducted by Rice University.

2012-04-18 10:29:27

Forests of carbon nanotubes are an efficient alternative for platinum electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC).

2012-04-16 23:32:45

Researchers at Rice University and Penn State University have discovered that adding a dash of boron to carbon while creating nanotubes turns them into solid, spongy, reusable blocks that have an astounding ability to absorb oil spilled in water.

2012-04-09 09:46:25

Using light-harvesting nanoparticles to convert laser energy into “plasmonic nanobubbles,” researchers at Rice University, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) are developing new methods to inject drugs and genetic payloads directly into cancer cells.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.