Dateline Rice for Jan. 11, 2013

FEATURED ITEMS

Super nanotube materials
Scientists from Rice, the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid, the U.S. Air Force and Israel’s Technion Institute this week unveiled a new carbon nanotube fiber that looks and acts like textile thread and conducts electricity and heat like a metal wire.
Matteo Pasquali, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of chemistry, is quoted.
MIT Technology Review
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/509766/super-nanotube-materials/
Nanotube fiber production in a spin
Chemistry World
http://rsc.li/VOUblg
Spider silk-spinning technique key to stronger fibers
LiveScience.com
http://bit.ly/13lKHlY
Scientists make supermaterial a reality
Houston Chronicle
http://bit.ly/VTHPrT
Novel carbon nanotube fiber demonstrates properties of textile threads and metal wires
AZONano.com (This article also appeared on DomainB.com, PDDNet.com, NanoTech-Now.com, RDMag.com, ScienceDaily.com, Bio-Medicine.org, InnovationToronto.com, Phys.org, TorontoTelegraph.com and Nanowerk.com.)
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=26331
Rice creates first long, strong, flexible and conductive carbon nanotube thread
ExtremeTech.com
http://bit.ly/SogMZ8
New Nanotube fibers have unmatched combination of strength, conductivity, flexibility
NextBigFuture.com
http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/01/new-nanotube-fibers-have-unmatched.html
Spinning superior nanotube fibers
Chemical & Engineering News
http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/i2/Spinning-Superior-Nanotube-Fibers.html
New fiber looks like cotton, conducts electricity
AajKiKhabar.com
http://bit.ly/VPHarK
New carbon nanotube fiber acts like textile thread, conducts electricity and heat like a metal wire
KurzweilAI.net
http://bit.ly/ZBbQxp

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

New properties of graphene: Breakthrough in technology
Graphene oxide has a remarkable ability to quickly remove radioactive material from contaminated water, researchers at Rice University and Lomonosov Moscow State University have found. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, is quoted.
RUVR.ru
http://bit.ly/ZBDb2L
Graphene oxide ‘removes radionuclides from water’
TheEngineer.co.uk
http://bit.ly/WI8DtG
Graphene, nuclear waste and mining
Stockhouse.com
http://bit.ly/UQDGpt
Material cleans water of nuclear waste
Individual.com
http://bit.ly/VPH05U

Earth’s core melts deeper than thought
Magma forms far deeper than geologists previously thought, according to new research results. Rajdeep Dasgupta, assistant professor of Earth science, is quoted. The NSF.gov article was featured on the website’s homepage.
United Press International (This article also appeared on Breitbart.com, HispanicBusiness.com, eZanga.com, FiancialContent.com, RenewableEnergyWorld.com, ABC7Chicago.com.)
http://bit.ly/UUtqQC
Earth’s mantle magma melts hotter and deeper than previously thought
RedOrbit.com (This article also appeared on TorontoTelegraph.com.)
http://bit.ly/WTtJGb
Study suggests magma forms deeper than previously thought
ENN.com
http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/45448
Magma in Earth’s mantle forms deeper than once thought
Infozine.com (This article also appeared on ScienceDaily.com and ZMEScience.com.)
http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/54455/
Magma in mantle has deep impact
TerraDaily.com
http://bit.ly/RJVgwD

Public Radio International’s ‘The World’
Luis Duno-Gottberg, associate professor of Hispanic studies, is quoted in a story about Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
http://bit.ly/UDt8Iy

US LNG profit seen elusive as price gap closes
The price difference between U.S. and Asian liquefied natural gas is poised to drop by more than 60 percent by 2020, leaving exporters facing a loss of as much as $6 million per tanker, according to calculations by Bloomberg based on data from Rice University.
Bloomberg.com (This article also appeared in Businessweek.)
http://bloom.bg/VPbG4V

How ‘cheating’ slime mold escapes death
An article discusses slime mold research by alumnus Lorenzo Santorelli ’04.
National Geographic
http://bit.ly/WTygsj

What’s the big fracking deal?
An op-ed about hydraulic fracturing cites Rice research. A separate article on the same subject also cites Rice research.
Newsweek/Daily Beast
http://thebea.st/ZygX1j
Export push reframes debate over fracking
PublicIntegrity.org
http://bit.ly/UEzN5k

Women blocked at Deep Springs
An article about a legal battle over admissions at Deep Springs College mentions Rice.
Inside Higher Ed
http://bit.ly/Uarz6u

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Ted Cruz, ‘back in America’ after first week in Washington, offers his 47 percent solution
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor and chair of political science and fellow in political science at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in articles about Sen. Ted Cruz and the Texas legislative session.
Austin American-Statesman (This article also appeared on Individual.com.)
http://bit.ly/13lCf6c
Perry puts tax relief on Legislature’s agenda
Individual.com
http://bit.ly/VXur5f

RK International rises out of the recession via new clients, new products
Alumnus Rishi Vij ’11 is quoted in an article about RK International.
IndoAmerican-News.com
http://www.indoamerican-news.com/archives/13750

Vaccine diplomacy in focus at Rice’s Baker Institute Jan. 15
A leading expert on vaccine diplomacy will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the U.S. regarding neglected tropical diseases in a program Jan. 15 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
West University Examiner (This article also appeared in the River Oaks Examiner, the Bellaire Examiner and the Memorial Examiner.)
http://bit.ly/ZBlBvJ

Global engineering students visit University of Texas at Dallas
Rice is mentioned in an article about a visit by Waxahachie Global High School students to the University of Texas at Dallas.
Waxahachie Daily Light
http://bit.ly/RJU2RQ

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

‘Baby steps’ can pay off big when it comes to drug resistance
Rice University scientists have found that mutations of small effect can turn out to be game changers in the bacterial fight against antibiotic drugs. Yousif Shamoo, professor of biochemistry and cell biology and director of Rice’s Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, is quoted.
MedIndia.net
http://bit.ly/UQQaRE

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Rice educator makes bus a vehicle for learning
The Cargo Space project by Christopher Sperandio, assistant professor of visual and dramatic arts, will turn an old shuttle bus into an RV for artists, architects and even scientists to travel around Houston and the country together. Alumnus Ali Naghdali ’10 is quoted.
MyNews4.com (Reno, Nev.) (This article also appeared in the Lodi News-Sentinel and WNCT.com [Greenville, N.C.].)
http://bit.ly/UUBqB4

A feast for the senses
Stephanie Mientka, a graduate student in music, is mentioned in an article about a Celtic music concert.
Glenwood Springs Post-Independent (Colo.)
http://bit.ly/VXrnWM

Hal Lindsey wows ‘Future Congress’ event
Rice is mentioned in an article about evangelist Hal Lindsey.
WND.com
http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/hal-lindsey-wows-future-congress-event/

SPORTS

Pirates burn Rice
An article recaps a women’s basketball game between Rice and East Carolina University.
Pitt County Daily Reflector (N.C.) (Coverage of this game also appeared on WNCT-TV [Greenville, N.C.].)
http://www.reflector.com/sports/ecu/pirates-burn-rice-1707327

Recap: Rice vs. Southern Miss
An article recaps a men’s basketball game between Rice and the University of Southern Mississippi.
Macon Telegraph (Ga.) (Coverage of this game also appeared on TodaysTHV.com [Little Rock, Ark.].)
http://www.macon.com/2013/01/09/2310864/recap-rice-vs-southern-miss.html

King upends GFA behind Sawyer’s 33 points
Rice is mentioned in an article about the Greens Farms Academy boys’ basketball team.
Connecticut Post (This article also appeared in the Stamford Advocate.)
http://bit.ly/Ub3PiD

NEWS RELEASE

New nanotech fiber: Robust handling, shocking performance
Scientists from Rice, the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid, the U.S. Air Force and Israel’s Technion Institute this week unveiled a new carbon nanotube fiber that looks and acts like textile thread and conducts electricity and heat like a metal wire.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=39091

About Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin is a news assistant in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs. Patrick is responsible for production of the daily newsletter Dateline Rice and maintaining databases of metrics of mentions of Rice in the news media.