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Yesterday | CultureMap

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)


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

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.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas, Texas Government

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Scientific Blogging

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)


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Chemistry

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.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Biology, Tetracycline (generic), Sumycin, Medicine


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)


Related Topix: Cameras, Gadgets

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.


Related Topix: University of Nevada-Reno, Geology, Science

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.


Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology, University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University

Water Online

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.


Business Journal

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.


Related Topix: Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Austin, College Station, TX


City to get dedicated bike lane downtown

A cyclist rides through campus on August 19, 2014 at Rice University in Houston, TX.


Related Topix: Houston, TX, Texas Southern University

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.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

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.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, University of Maryland Baltimore County


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)


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Art Daily

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.


Related Topix: Texas, Collecting, Life, Hobbies, Houston, TX

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Bronte Blog

Buffy's Phrenology

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)


Related Topix: University of Houston, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado, Arts, Literature, University of Memphis


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.


Related Topix: Gadgets

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.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, World News, Cyprus, Middle East, Travel, Europe Travel, Cyprus Travel, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel