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The Astros, New Era, and Bun B have created a custom Astros cap to be sold at Minute Maid Park and local Academy Sports + Outdoors stores. Bun B is a founding member of the "Underground Kingz", writer, Rice University professor, and now designer of a new Astros cap.
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Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass. The new work by Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues could keep glass surfaces from windshields to skyscrapers free of ice and fog while retaining their transparency to radio frequencies .
Roger Corman directed the 1960 film version of The Little Shop of Horrors. The high-camp, low-budget comedy became a cult classic and spawned the rock musical by Howard Ashman and Alan... Filmmaker and visual artist Y. David Chung discusses and screens his documentary Koryo Saram - The Unreliable People as part of My Voice Would Reach You, a ... (more)
The quest to create artificial "squid skin" -- camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background -- is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display technology unveiled this week by Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics . The new full-color display technology uses aluminum nanoparticles to create the vivid red, blue and green hues found in today's top-of-the-line LCD televisions and monitors.
One third of men in academic science are willing to scale back their careers to focus on family life, according to researchers. While traditional fatherhood roles may be shifting, men in the male-dominated field of academic science, such as physics and biology, face significant challenges in trying to balance work and family life, said Sarah Damaske, assistant professor of labor and employment relations and sociology, Penn State.
Since the 1980s, California has been both a beacon of cutting-edge urban policy and an example of the ways planning can go awry. Bill Fulton is in a position to consider California's progress, after an extraordinarily prominent career as a mainstay of the state's city planning and civic community-from mayor of Ventura to director of San Diego's Planning Department.
Perry, R-Lubbock, who was running unopposed in House District 83, withdrew his name from the Nov. 4 ballot so he could run for the Texas Senate District 28 seat Texas Tech Chancellor Robert Duncan held for 18 years. Unlike Duncan in 1996 - who also gave up a safe House seat but had to win his Senate office in a runoff - Perry not only avoided a second round, but his victory earned him even more political capital than in the March 4 primary when he buried Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustees President Steve Massengale.
We explore a variety of global energy issues through its programs in global oil, global natural gas, energy and cybersecurity, energy and the environment, and electricity policy, as well as programs with specific focus on China, Brazil and Mexico and energy-macroeconomy linkages. Led by Senior Director Kenneth B. Medlock III, our primary mission at the CES is to provide new insights on the role of economics, policy and regulation in the performance and evolution of energy markets.
That makes it a promising candidate for nano-electronic applications that require stable properties, according to new research by Rice University theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson and his colleagues. In a paper in the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters , the Rice team analyzed the properties of elemental bonds between semiconducting phosphorus atoms in 2-D sheets.
Despite falling a spot in this year's U.S. News & World Report college rankings, Rice University remained the only Texas university to crack the top 20. Texas universities saw little change in their position in the influential and controversial rankings of the country's colleges and universities. The list was released on Tuesday.
DELHI How fitting for the world's largest and perhaps most free-wheeling democracy that with only 100 days having passed since Narendra Modi was sworn into office as Prime Minister of India, critics and supporters alike -- in Bangladesh and elsewhere -- are already vocally weighing in on his performance. Hope remains high that Modi will bring change to this traditions-bound nation, but as Russell Green, a former U.S. Treasury attach to India and Clayton Fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute, puts it, "[Modi] has yet to explain his big economic reform vision in enough detail to revive corporate investment and pull the public onboard."
Chemist Eugene Zubarev's research group includes postdoctoral fellow Min Wang, Zubarev, graduate student Paul Derry, postdoctoral fellow Anton Liopo and graduate student Stella Keck. Ounce for ounce, gold nanorods that are commercially available cost about 7,000 times more than bulk gold, but that may change, thanks to an award-winning research program in the laboratory of Rice University chemist Eugene Zubarev.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 03:27 pm
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