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Diamonds are an oil’s best friend

A mixture of diamond nanoparticles and mineral oil easily outperforms other types of fluid created for heat-transfer applications, according to new research by Rice...

Simple changes to homework improved student learning

Modifying homework procedures improved outcomes without altering curriculum A new study offers evidence that simple and inexpensive changes to existing courses can help students learn...

New carbon nanotube fibers outperform copper in carrying power

On a pound-per-pound basis, carbon nanotube-based fibers invented at Rice University have greater capacity to carry electrical current than copper cables of the same...

Increasing Personal Savings, the Groundhog Day Way

Thinking about time as a cycle of recurring experiences — a reality Bill Murray’s character knows all too well in the movie Groundhog Day — may...

‘Superbugs’ found breeding in sewage plants

Tests at two wastewater treatment plants in northern China revealed antibiotic-resistant bacteria were not only escaping purification but also breeding and spreading their dangerous...

Liquid to gel to bone: Temp-sensitive gel regenerates facial bones

Rice University bioengineers have developed a hydrogel scaffold for craniofacial bone tissue regeneration that starts as a liquid, solidifies into a gel in the...

How water dissolves stone, molecule by molecule

Scientists from Rice University and the University of Bremen’s Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) in Germany have combined cutting-edge experimental techniques and computer...

Bad proteins branch out into tree-like aggregates

A method by Rice University researchers to model the way proteins fold – and sometimes misfold – has revealed branching behavior that may have...

Physicists decode decision circuit of cancer metastasis

Cancer researchers from Rice University have deciphered the operating principles of a genetic switch that cancer cells use to decide when to metastasize and...

Are women less corrupt?

Women are more likely than men to disapprove of -- and less likely to participate in -- political corruption, but only in countries where...

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