'Cultures of Energy' podcast returns on Groundhog Day
Wednesday, Jan. 26 2022 4:38pm
The "Cultures of Energy" podcast, hosted by Rice University anthropologists Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe, returns Feb. 2 with the first of 10 new episodes after a more than two-year hiatus.
James Pomerantz named AAAS fellow
Wednesday, Jan. 26 2022 10:38am
James Pomerantz has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.
Now you don’t see it … and now you do
Tuesday, Jan. 25 2022 12:04pm
Scientists and engineers from Rice University and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research discover fluorescence from silicon nanoparticles in cement and show how it can be used to reveal early signs of damage in concrete structures.
Acting like an expert even without experience can help secure venture capital funding, study finds
Tuesday, Jan. 25 2022 10:12am
A report from Alessandro Piazza, assistant professor of strategic management at Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business; Brian Chung, doctoral candidate at Rice Business; and Dortmund University’s Daniel Reese analyzed data on 4,190 new ventures and their founders. They found that “expertise signaling” by founders — self-presentation that might not align with reality when it comes to their experience, skills or background — played a significant role in their companies' success.