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25 min ago |

Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

"Almost any type of memory test administered reveals a decline in memory from the age of 25 on," study co-author Randi Martin, professor of psychology at Rice University, said in a university news release.


4 hrs ago | CultureMap

Houston native brings Broadway to the Bayou City with advice for...

Houston native Tyce Green is bringing Broadway to Texas in a big way. His Straight From New York master classes invite award-winning musical theater actors to dispense industry wisdom and share personal anecdotes while giving feedback to professional and amateur local performers.


Related Topix: Houston, TX, Theater, Arts, Musical Theater

5 hrs ago |

Quadrumer nanostructure amplifies optical signals

Researchers at Rice University in the US have made a new optical amplifier that can accurately identify individual molecules containing less than 20 atoms.


6 hrs ago | The Inquirer

Researchers herald the coming of the 1TB smartphone

RESEARCHERS AT RICE UNIVERSITY have discovered a more reliable way to mass produce RAM for mobile devices at higher capacities.


Related Topix: Ram, Pop/Rock

12 hrs ago | Off the Kuff

HERO repeal petitions announcement today

The city's controversial HERO ordinance prohibits discrimination based on federally recognized groups such as race and age, but also extends those rights to sexual orientation and gender identity.


Thu Jul 24, 2014

Slate Magazine

The Crisis in Black Homeownership

In 2005, three years before the Great Recession, the median black household had a net worth of $12,124 .


Related Topix: African-American, Brandeis University, Cornell University, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Wed Jul 23, 2014


U.S. scientists to map interior of Mount St. Helens volcano

A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists were expected to rattle Washington state's Mount St. Helens on Wednesday as researchers map the interior of the volcano, whose 1980 eruption was the deadliest in U.S. history.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Explosion


New report ranks University of Texas among top 30 universities in the world

Longhorns have a new reason to put their horns up this summer. According to a new study, the University of Texas at Austin is among the best universities in the country and the world.


Related Topix: Texas, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

New Space Race? US Eyes Asteroids as Other Nations Shoot for the Moon

In 1962 that President John F. Kennedy delivered the now-famous line in a speech at Rice University in Texas: "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."


Related Topix: Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, George Bush, Science / Technology

Texas Tribune

Exit Polling to Return Amid High-Profile Gubernatorial Contest

Paul Beckham and Gary Giffen leave Zilker Elementary School in Austin after casting ballots for the primary election on March 4. Two years ago, a consortium of news outlets that conducts nationwide exit polls during every November election announced it was scaling back efforts in Texas and 18 other states.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, Texas, US Senate, Barack Obama

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Photonics Spectra

Quantum Materials Appoints Advisory Committee, Directors

Quantum dot maker Quantum Materials Corp. recently created a scientific advisory board and named two outside executives to its board of directors.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Chemistry, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology, Fremont, CA


African-American homeownership increasingly less stable and more risky

A new study from sociologists at Rice University and Cornell University found that African-Americans are 45 percent more likely than whites to switch from owning their homes to renting them.... While historical barriers that excluded Black America from the homeowner market for decades have crumbled, there are signs that emerging types of racial ... (more)


Related Topix: African-American, Cornell University, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Scientific American

Neal F. Lane: "Investments in Basic Research are just that: Investments "

Written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing "The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D" held on July 17, 2014 On Thursday, July 17, four science experts served as witnesses at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing, "The Federal ... (more)


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, US News, Carnegie Mellon University

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Times Record News

Sergeant Major Cebran L. Van Horn, passed away peacefully at his home ...

Sergeant Major Cebran L. Van Horn, passed away peacefully at his home on July 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Van Horn, TX

Annals Of Internal Medicine

My Kind of Medicine

Love, death, grief - some of life's most memorable experiences - are witnessed every day in the halls of hospitals everywhere, but they are seldom captured in stories written by medical students who are busy putting in long hours studying and doing clerkships.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Heart, Heart, University of Pennsylvania


Carbyne morphs when stretched

Carbyne turns from a metal to a semiconductor when stretched, according to calculations by Rice University scientists.


Powerful new sensor identfies molecules containing fewer than 20 atoms

Rice's SECARS molecular sensor contains an optical amplifier made of four gold discs arranged in a diamond-shaped pattern.


Sun Jul 20, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Rice scientist part of study to map Mount St. Helens' depths

Mount St. Helens erupted on July 22, 1980. Now, geophysicists are planning to use explosions to map the volcano's interior.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Oregon State University, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Washington, Earthquake

Detroit's Pewabic Pottery: a treasure trove of tiles, pottery, and history

Located in downtown Detroit, Michigan, the Pewabic Pottery was founded in 1903 during the Arts and Crafts Movement.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Life, Hobbies, Crafts, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel

2014: A costly election year

With control of the Legislature hanging in the balance, the cost of the battle for Texas Senate District 10 in North Texas is soaring, and likely to get a lot more expensive.


Related Topix: Texas, Texas Government, US News