More than 20 years ago, Wired featured Rice University chemist James Tour in a story about molecular electronics, then a focus of his lab. At the time, he said commercializing single molecules turned into circuits was perhaps three to five years away. “I was only off by an order of magnitude,” Tour says now after assisting a California company, Roswell Biotechnologies, in fabricating semiconducting sensors using single molecules as the key component.
A moderate amount of a peptide-enhanced cancer drug goes a long way in treating breast cancers that metastasize to the bone.
Newly discovered insect Neuroterus valhalla is barely a millimeter long and spends 11 months of the year locked in a crypt. It’s legendary sounding name stems from where it was discovered: A tree outside Rice’s graduate student pub Valhalla.
Texas state officials did not publish the race and ages of COVID-19 victims in early 2020, but a county-level statistical analysis spearheaded by Rice University undergraduates in collaboration with university faculty has found deaths statewide were disproportionately concentrated in Black and Hispanic communities.
Atom-level simulations reveal the reason iron rusts in supposedly “inert” supercritical carbon dioxide fluid. Trace amounts of water can cause a reaction at the interface between iron and the fluid, prompting the formation of corrosive chemicals.
Brothers working in a lab at Rice University discover that sound can be used to analyze the properties of laser-induced graphene in real time.
Civil engineers develop a computational modeling strategy to help plan effective repairs to damaged reinforced concrete columns.
For many students, the focus of their first semester in college is on navigating a new chapter of their lives.
While some organizational decision-makers focus their attention on capital and physical resources, a new book reveals that effective people management should take center stage in the innovation process.
Rice University bioscientists develop a microfluidic platform for high-throughput studies of how bacteria evolve antibiotic resistance.
Rice University physicist Pengcheng Dai and two European physicists have won the 2022 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes Prize, one of the leading awards for experimental research in superconductivity.
Rice University physicist Guido Pagano has won a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study quantum entanglement and develop new error-correcting tools for quantum computation.
People who suffer abuse or neglect as children may have trouble managing stress later in life, a problem that’s linked to a host of negative health conditions, according to new research from Rice University.
In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers have gauged how biodiversity loss of birds and mammals will impact plants’ chances of adapting to human-induced climate warming.
A theoretical model suggests electron holes that propagate at active sites on a catalyst migrate, triggering other sites that continue the process.