Texas power grid faces summer having changed little from February freeze
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in several articles on the Texas power grid.
Reuters (This article also appeared in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Leaders say Texas has power reserves to meet summer electricity demands; experts not as optimistic
The Dallas Morning News (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in the Killeen Daily Herald, Marietta Daily Journal, Northwest Georgia News, Janesville Gazette, Newton County Engerprise and Bakersfield Californian. It also appeared in the print editions of the Dallas Morning News and Houston Chronicle.)
Texas: Políticos promueven confiabilidad de red eléctrica, expertos en energía no están tan seguros
Al Día (An English translation is not available.)
Gov. Abbott said reforms fixed ERCOT’s flaws. Why is the Texas power grid struggling?
Governors' Wind and Solar Energy Coalition (This article originally appeared at KSAT.com.)
ERCOT says it still doesn’t know why some power plants went unexpectedly offline last week
USA Breaking News (This article originally appeared in the Texas Tribune and was published in more than 10 other media outlets.)
Opinion: How fiber-optic seismometers are revolutionizing the way earthquakes are measured
An article mentions that seismologists Rice have worked on the featured project.
San Diego Union-Tribune
Bob Ross and the death and life of great virtual art galleries
Alumnus Connor Rothschild is featured.
Crossing paths until they became a couple
Alumna Noemie Levy is featured.
The New York Times (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in DNYUZ.)
Beto and Joe Biden won Tarrant County. Can Democrats ride that to county judge seat?
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science, fellow in political science at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted or mentioned in several articles and a broadcast on Texas politics.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The Back Mic: Abbott names three items for July session, Sid Miller opts for reelection, GOP lawmaker joins Democrats in Medicaid push
The Texan (This article also appeared in National Cyber Security News.)
https://bit.ly/3gSmMbU (This broadcast aired 10 times.)
CDC ending eviction moratorium is 'ticking time bomb' for Houston renters, researchers say
Bill Fulton, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted. A Kinder Institute study is cited.
KTRK (This article also appeared in NewsBreak.)
'Live at Five'
'ABC13 Eyewitness News at 9 p.m. on CW39'
https://bit.ly/3w2NpiM (This broadcast aired twice.)
'KPRC Channel 2 News at 4 p.m.'
Houston Health Department testing wastewater weekly to track COVID-19 variants
An article mentions that experts from Rice have partnered with officials from Houston to test wastewater to track the spread of the coronavirus. Lauren Stadler, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
KHOU (This article also appeared in NewsChant.)
'KHOU 11 News at 6 p.m.'
'KHOU 11 News This Morning'
How Gary Kelly changed Southwest Airlines
An article mentions that Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly was recruited to play football at Rice.
Texas Monthly (This article also appeared in NewsBreak.)
The Buzz Magazines 2021 Photo Contest
A photo contest entry features James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace on the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.
The Buzz Magazines
Quantum dots keep atoms spaced to boost catalysis
Rice engineers have assembled what they say may transform chemical catalysis by greatly increasing the number of transition-metal single atoms that can be placed into a carbon carrier. Haotian Wang, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair, is quoted. Co-authors of the paper mentioned are Smalley-Curl Institute J. Evans Attwell-Welch Postdoctoral researcher Chuan Xia, summer-intern undergraduate Yunrui Qiu, graduate students Yang Xia, Peng Zhu and Jung Yoon Kim, and postdoctoral researchers Xiao Zhang and Zhen-Yu Wu.
Scienmag (This article also appeared in TechCodex, Samachar Central, Florida News Times, Technology Times, The World News, Health Medicine Network, Green Car Congress, Mirage News and 7th Space and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
Engineers made microscopic seeds for growing 2D perovskite crystals used in solar panels
An article features Rice research that created microscopic seeds to grow crystals that are highly efficient at converting sunlight into electricity. Amanda Marciel, the William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair and assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Aditya Mohite, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and graduate students Siraj Sidhik and Mohammad Samani are mentioned or quoted in Daily Solar Power News. Mohite is quoted in ITGIC.
The Science Times
Highly efficient solar energy collectors grown from microscopic seeds
Daily Solar Power News (This article also appeared in Focus Technica and SciTechDaily.)
Rice University creates crystals that accumulate solar energy
'CBS4 This Morning'
KDBC-TV (El Paso, Texas)
https://bit.ly/3jfFZph (This and similar broadcasts aired in Texas on KSCC-TV in Corpus Christi, KBTV-TV in Beaumont, KVEO-TV in Harlingen, KVII-TV in Amarillo and KYTX-TV in Tyler.)
Drug doubles down on bone cancer, metastasis
Chemist Han Xiao at Rice and biologist Xiang Zhang at Baylor and their labs have developed an antibody conjugate called BonTarg that delivers drugs to bone tumors and inhibits metastasis.
Lab Manager (This article also appeared in WorldNews.)
Krebs: Neuer ansatz gegen knochenkrebs und metastasen
Helipraxis (An English translation is not available.)
Hydrogen buses, rescue robots and bouncy energy: 10 top stories of the week
Collaborative Rice research that “evolves” carbon through phases that include valuable nanodiamonds is featured.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Congressional Dems open another front in their war on oil and gas
A report on the CLEAN Future Act by the Baker Institute for Public Policy is cited.
Hellenic Shipping News (This article originally appeared in Forbes and was included in a previous edition of Dateline.)
US Democrats launch another attack on oil and gas
OilPrice.com (This article also appeared in Markets Insider, Oltnews, USSA News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Singapore and Yahoo! Finance Canada.)
Presenteeism: What is it and why does it hamper workplace productivity?
Scott Sonenshein, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted.
America's most beautiful college campuses
Rice ranks No. 7 on Travel and Leisure's list.
Travel and Leisure
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents 7th NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute
An article mentions that composer Erin Graham received the Paul and Christiane Cooper Prize in Music Composition in 2019.
New Jersey Stage
What is an intelligent PDU and what can it do for your data center?
Alumnus Marc Cram authored an article.
Data Center Post
Denken wie Elon Musk: Ein Raumfahrtingenieur verrät vier Tricks aus der Raketenwissenschaft, die euch auf brillante Ideen bringen
President John F. Kennedy’s “moon speech,” which was delivered at Rice Sept. 12, 1962, is featured.
Business Insider Germany (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in Yahoo! Finanzen Deutschland.)
Wissenschaftlern gelingt 3D-Druck von komplexen Graphitteilen mit 97%iger Reinheit
A team of researchers from Rice has developed a new method of fabricating complex graphite structures using direct ink writing 3D printing. Co-authors Seyed Mohammad Sajadi and Shayan Enayat are mentioned.
3DRuck.com (An English translation is not available.)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
Study suggests that smoother silicone breast implants reduce severity of immune system reactions
Articles feature collaborative Rice research. Omid Veiseh, assistant professor of bioengineering and graduate students Samira Aghlara-Fotovat and Amanda Nash are mentioned in Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Smoother silicone breast implants may reduce severity of immune system reactions: Study
HTDS Content Services (Similar articles appeared in BostonNews.net, Boston Star Daily, Latestly and Timesnow.)
UH research team seeks better battery efficiency for electric vehicles of the future
An article mentions that Jun Lou, associate chair and professor of materials science and nanoengineering, and Hua Guo, assistant research professor of materials science and nanoengineering, collaborated on the featured research.
Geographic visualization trailblazer Alan MacEachren to retire
David Scott, the Noah Harding Professor of Statistics, is mentioned.
Penn State News
The Kerbal effect
The Rice Eclipse undergraduate rocketry club is mentioned in a video celebrating the 10th anniversary of the game Kerbal Space Program, and a segment of a rocket launch this spring is included.
Kerbal Space Program
Carleton College awards tenure to five faculty members
Alumnus David Tompkins is featured.
Carleton College News
Interim head of research and innovation appointed as Western plans search in fall
Alumnus Steven Carr is featured.
Western Michigan University News
Annual Spirit of PSJA Student Profiles and superintendent scholarship recipients announced
An article mentions that Benjamin Martinez plans to attend Rice.
A passion for the moon
Rice is mentioned.
Eine welt voller vorteile jenseits des preises
A Baker Institute for Public Policy study co-authored by Michelle Michot Foss, a fellow in energy, minerals and materials at the institute, and Anna Mikulska, a nonresident fellow in energy studies at the institute, is featured.
Nach Welt (An English translation is not available.)
Peruana en la NASA: apoyaremos a que astronautas en la Luna estén comunicados con Tierra
Alumnus Rosa Ávalos-Warren is featured.
Andina (An English translation is not available. This article also appeared in La Vieja Guardia and NASA Ciencia.)
Report: The Spurs have conducted a pre-draft workout with Trey Murphy III
Former Rice basketball player Trey Murphy is featured.
MSN (This article originally appeared in SB Nation.)
2021 VYPE Awards: Private school women's track and field athlete of the year finalists
An article mentions that Amarachukwu Oguchi will join Rice's track and field team.
KPRC (This article originally appeared in VYPE.)
New W&M athletic director says he is 'all in'
Former Rice senior associate athletics director and chief development officer Brian Mann is featured.
Quantum dots keep atoms spaced to boost catalysis
Rice engineers have assembled what they say may transform chemical catalysis by greatly increasing the number of transition-metal single atoms that can be placed into a carbon carrier. The technique uses graphene quantum dots, 3-5-nanometer particles of the super-strong 2D carbon material, as anchoring supports. These facilitate high-density transition-metal single atoms with enough space between the atoms to avoid clumping.