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.
Rusting iron can be its own worst enemy Jan. 21, 2022
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.
The newest comic book from the VADA professor comes from respected Latvian publisher Kuš
When graphene speaks, scientists can now listen Jan. 19, 2022
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.
Relax, marathoners, we’ve got your back Jan. 18, 2022
Rice’s Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology student club helped provide more than 400 post-race medical massages to runners at the 2022 Chevron Houston Marathon.
Data from beneath the South Atlantic Ocean Jan. 18, 2022
Rice graduate student Kevin Gaastra is in the South Atlantic Ocean this week, working to process and inspect samples on the scientific drill ship JOIDES Resolution.
Civil engineers develop a computational modeling strategy to help plan effective repairs to damaged reinforced concrete columns.
Rice joins Houston in celebrating legacy of MLK Jan. 18, 2022
President Leebron and Provost DesRoches rode in the 44th Annual Original MLK Day Parade Jan. 17
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.
People, papers and presentations for Jan. 18, 2022 Jan. 18, 2022
Rice chemist James Tour is among 32 investigators in five countries who will collaborate on the “Mend the Gap!” project to heal spinal cord injuries.
Halting antibiotic resistance is a little less futile Jan. 18, 2022
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.
Lost birds and mammals spell doom for some plants Jan. 12, 2022
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.