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  • Photosynthesis leaves behind a unique calling card, a chemical signature that is spelled out with stable oxygen isotopes, according to a new study in Science. The findings suggest isotopic signatures could exist for many biological and geological processes, including some that are difficult to observe with current tools.

    Study: Photosynthesis has unique isotopic signature

    Photosynthesis leaves behind a unique calling card, a chemical signature that is spelled out with stable oxygen isotopes, according to a new study in Science. The findings suggest isotopic signatures could exist for many biological and geological processes, including some that are difficult to observe with current tools.

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  • Join President David Leebron at the spring town hall meeting May 7 to hear the latest news about the university and about various campus issues. The discussion will be at 9 a.m. in Rice Memorial Center’s Grand Hall.

    Save the date: Town hall May 7

    Join President David Leebron at the spring town hall meeting May 7 to hear the latest news about the university and about various campus issues. The discussion will be at 9 a.m. in Rice Memorial Center’s Grand Hall.

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  • With help from NASA, Rice students design furniture for habitats on the moon and planets.

    Rice U. students design furniture for other planets

    With help from NASA, Rice students design furniture for habitats on the moon and planets.

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  • Rice engineering students create a tactile feedback glove for virtual-reality gaming environments.

    Gamers feel the glove from Rice engineers

    Rice engineering students create a tactile feedback glove for virtual-reality gaming environments.

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  • From 2001 to 2011, the International Accounting Standards Board and its International Financial Reporting Standards acquired a central position in the practice and regulation of financial reporting around the world. A new book co-authored by Rice’s Stephen Zeff and Dutch accounting professor Kees Camfferman explores and chronicles the board's rise to prominence, which has been accompanied by vivid political debates about its governance and accountability.

    New book by Jones School’s Zeff studies formation of global accounting standards

    From 2001 to 2011, the International Accounting Standards Board and its International Financial Reporting Standards acquired a central position in the practice and regulation of financial reporting around the world. A new book co-authored by Rice’s Stephen Zeff and Dutch accounting professor Kees Camfferman explores and chronicles the board's rise to prominence, which has been accompanied by vivid political debates about its governance and accountability.

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  • In an age of routine air travel, drone aircraft and robotic pilots, it's easy to forget that aviation is difficult and unforgiving. Runway Boys, five Rice University seniors who competed this month in the world's premier collegiate aerospace engineering contest, had a daily reminder for the past eight months.

    Runway Boys fly where no Owls have gone before

    In an age of routine air travel, drone aircraft and robotic pilots, it's easy to forget that aviation is difficult and unforgiving. Runway Boys, five Rice University seniors who competed this month in the world's premier collegiate aerospace engineering contest, had a daily reminder for the past eight months.

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  • Rice University Representative Y. Ping Sun will be honored Thursday by the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council at the organization’s Success to Significance event at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.

    Girl Scouts to honor Ping Sun April 23

    Rice University Representative Y. Ping Sun will be honored Thursday by the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council at the organization’s Success to Significance event at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.

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