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  • Rice scientists develop a method to obtain structural details on molecules in lipid membranes near gold nanoparticles. Their method, called SABERS, could help researchers who study drug delivery and amyloid interactions implicated in neurodegenerative disease.

    Good vibrations help reveal molecular details

    Rice scientists develop a method to obtain structural details on molecules in lipid membranes near gold nanoparticles. Their method, called SABERS, could help researchers who study drug delivery and amyloid interactions implicated in neurodegenerative disease.

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  • A new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is shining light on Houston’s streetlight situation. It found that Houston’s 173,724 streetlights (as of August 2015) are concentrated more heavily in black and Hispanic neighborhoods than white neighborhoods.

    New Rice U. report shines light on Houston’s streetlights

    A new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research is shining light on Houston’s streetlight situation. It found that Houston’s 173,724 streetlights (as of August 2015) are concentrated more heavily in black and Hispanic neighborhoods than white neighborhoods.

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  • Rice sociologist Steve Murdock, a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, will address the importance of census data privacy in a Feb. 21 Scientia Lecture at McMurtry Auditorium.

    Former US Census director to discuss importance of privacy

    Rice sociologist Steve Murdock, a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, will address the importance of census data privacy in a Feb. 21 Scientia Lecture at McMurtry Auditorium.

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  • Feb. 14: Center for Theoretical Biological Physics: ‘Signaling in Cell Shape and Motility: From Single Cells to the Collective Behavior of Multiple Cells’ Feb. 16: ‘Houston […]

    Coming events

    Feb. 14: Center for Theoretical Biological Physics: ‘Signaling in Cell Shape and Motility: From Single Cells to the Collective Behavior of Multiple Cells’ Feb. 16: ‘Houston […]

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  • Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley won a Grammy Award Feb. 12.

    Historian Brinkley wins Grammy

    Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley won a Grammy Award Feb. 12.

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  • When Graham Bader came to Rice as an assistant professor in 2008, the Art History Department’s Ph.D. program was a year away from enrolling its first students. Just nine years later, the program has reached a full cohort and its students are making their mark in the art world by landing several coveted fellowships and jobs over the past year and advancing scholarship in the field.

    Art history graduate students making their mark in the art world

    When Graham Bader came to Rice as an assistant professor in 2008, the Art History Department’s Ph.D. program was a year away from enrolling its first students. Just nine years later, the program has reached a full cohort and its students are making their mark in the art world by landing several coveted fellowships and jobs over the past year and advancing scholarship in the field.

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  • Graphene foam reinforced with carbon nanotubes can hold thousands of times its own weight and still bounce back to its full height, according to Rice University scientists. The material is thermally stable and highly conductive, making it suitable for batteries and other electrical applications.

    Graphene foam gets big and tough

    Graphene foam reinforced with carbon nanotubes can hold thousands of times its own weight and still bounce back to its full height, according to Rice University scientists. The material is thermally stable and highly conductive, making it suitable for batteries and other electrical applications.

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