Diamonds are an oil’s best friend

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 University. … Read more

Baker Institute policy report looks at cybersecurity

A new article written by a fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy calls on the intelligence community to jointly create a policy on cybersecurity and determine the degree to which the U.S. should protect intellectual property …

Metallic molecules to nanotubes: Spread out!

HOUSTON — (Feb. 23, 2011) — A lab at Rice University has stepped forward with an efficient method to disperse nanotubes in a way that preserves their unique properties — and adds more.
The new technique allows inorganic metal complexes with …

Children in public housing play outdoors more

Young children living in urban public housing spend more time playing outdoors than other urban children, according to researchers at Rice University, Columbia University and Princeton University.
Contrary to the expectations of the researchers, …

Study shows that defensive military alliances enhance peace

Countries that enter into defense pacts with other nations are less likely to be attacked, according to new research from Rice University. And those countries are not more likely to attack others.
The study, “Defense Pacts: A Prescription for Peac…

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