Bold new Astrodome plan: A mega farmers market with a high-tech twist would blossom into real revenue
In light of Harris County Judge Ed Emmett's most recent proposal for saving the Astrodome, the questions arises: Why have so many of the proposed solutions for the future of the Astrodome failed, from demolition to remodeling, to a plethora of suggestions? Fans have suggested everything from a parking garage, to green park space, to a mini dome ... (more)
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Davis is still running, but the scenery isn't changing
Talk all you want about Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Barack Obama and the new best-known Democrat in Texas, Rosemary Lehmberg.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
New Solutions To Recycle Fracking Water
Rice University scientists have produced a detailed analysis of water produced by hydraulic fracturing of three gas reservoirs and suggest environmentally friendly remedies - advanced recycling rather than disposal of "produced" water pumped back out of wells - could calm fears of accidental spillage and save millions of gallons of fresh water a ... (more)
Infection Control Today
Synthesis Produces New Antibiotic
A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic.
Nature inspires color-sensitive, CMOS-compatible photodetector
Researchers at Rice University have developed an image sensor that integrates light amplifiers and color filters directly into pixels, enabling color detection similar to the human eye Researchers at Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics have developed a new image sensor that mimics the way we see color by integrating light amplifiers and ... (more)
Computers in Libraries
OpenStax College Expands Its Textbook Catalog
OpenStax College, an initiative of Rice University, will use a $9.5 million grant from multiple donors to add 10 free college textbooks to its catalog by 2017.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
The most liberal, and conservative, counties in Texas
Political science fellow Mark Jones of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, wrote and posted in the institute's online blog Wednesday for the Houston Chronicle a report that details the ideological rankings of the 20 most populous counties in Texas, rating them from most liberal to most conservative.
Pacific plate shrinking as it cools
The tectonic plate that dominates the Pacific "Ring of Fire" is not as rigid as many scientists assume, according to researchers at Rice University and the University of Nevada.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
NSF expands the National Innovation Network with 2 new I-Corps nodes
Seven NSF Innovation Corps nodes now support innovation education, research and infrastructure across the country.
Bacteria: The Key To Desalination?
Researchers at Rice University, armed with around $1 million in National Science Foundation grants, are working on reengineering bacteria to suit particular purposes.
UT partnership with Rice, A&M brings $3.7M for business innovation
The University of Texas has partnered with Rice University and Texas A&M University to take advantage of a $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
City to get dedicated bike lane downtown
A cyclist rides through campus on August 19, 2014 at Rice University in Houston, TX.
Green Car Congress
Rice University team develops new nanocomposite material for...
Researchers at Rice University led by Dr. James Tour have developed a hierarchical nanocomposite material of graphene nanoribbons combined with polyaniline and sulfur using an inexpensive, simple method.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Biomimetic photodetector 'sees' in color
Rice University researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue light in much the same way the human eye does.
Rice University computer scientists receive NSF grant to develop cloud-computing tools
Christopher Jermaine, an associate professor of computer science at Rice University, has received a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to develop new cloud computing resources to make better use... Cloud computing is at the core of a new grant to Rice University computer scientist Christopher Jermaine, who plans to develop tools that ... (more)
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Texas Contemporary Art Fair prepares for fourth season
Art Market Productions announced the return of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair for its fourth year at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center from September 4 - 7, 2014.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Nineteenth-Century, Energies Annual Conference Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies March 27-30, 2014 University of Houston Panel,1F:,Childhood,Elswhere Moderator: Melissa Gniadek, Rice University " Written in the Schoolroom: Charlotte BrontA«'s Unpublishable Schoolgirls " | Ashly Bennett, Haverford College ... (more)
Fashion designer who found major success in London returns home to Houston for a new launch party
For the United States launch of her fledgling line, AG Phillips , Andrea Phillips returned to hometown Houston to introduce her ladylike designs to an appreciative crowd at Tootsies, where owner Mickey Rosmarin is one of her biggest fans.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
I4U Future Technology News
Digital Textbooks are the Best Things since PDAs
The devices known as digital textbooks are the best things since PDAs . They are the supplement to teachers and teaching.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Rice chemist wins 'Nobel Prize of Cyprus'
Rice University organic chemist K.C. Nicolaou has earned three prestigious international honors, including the Nemitsas Prize, the highest honor a Cypriot scientist can receive and one of the most prestigious scientific awards in the European Union.