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Rice University

May 09, 2011 -- Rice University today announced the university is expected to more than double its supercomputing capacity after receiving funding through grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. More
April 25, 2011 -- Rice University today announced that the university's Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center has received a three-year, $3.2 million grant to continue researching ways to improve preparation for hurricanes in the Houston-Galveston Area. More
April 20, 2011 -- Rice University today announced that the university's Hobby Center for the Study of Texas has received a grant to update two books, originally published in the 1990s, that chart population trends in both Texas and the country. More
April 19, 2011 -- Rice University has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for research into a new strategy for growing replacement heart valves. More
April 19, 2011 -- Rice University today announced that a Houston resident is the first user of "Super Wi-Fi", a joint project of the university and non-profit "Technology For All" that uses dormant analog television channels to provide long range wireless access to the Internet. More
March 24, 2011 -- Rice University today held a dedication ceremony for the Brockman Hall for Physics, a new research facility for fundamental and applied physics research at the university. More
March 16, 2011 -- Rice University computing experts, working as part of an international team with experts in Switzerland and Singapore, recently created a technique for doubling the efficiency of computer chips by "trimming away" portions of the chip that are rarely used. More
February 25, 2011 -- Rice University, participating in a research team with Oxford University, Princeton University and the University of British Columbia, recently received a $1.3 million grant from Intel to create a new technology capable of finding errors in and bolstering the reliability of firmware. More
February 01, 2011 -- Rice University bioengineers, working with physician-scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital recently succeeded in destroying tumors of human brain cancer cells using nanoshells in animal tests. More
January 28, 2011 -- The Welch Foundation on Thursday presented the Hackerman Award to Rice University scientist Jason Hafner for his chemical research work. More
January 12, 2011 -- Researchers with Rice University and the Baylor College of Medicine recently developed a method to grow blood vessels and capillaries needed to keep lab-grown tissue alive. More
January 11, 2011 -- Rice University professors Mary "Cindy" Farach-Carson and Michael Deem have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science. More
December 13, 2010 -- Rice University, working with a team of U.S. and European physicists, have found evidence confirming the link between magnetism and superconductivity. More
December 13, 2010 -- Rice University recently announced that physicists have discovered how to use gallium arsenide semiconductors as an "ultrasensitive microwave detector that could be suitable for next-generation computers". More
December 09, 2010 -- Rice University will be one of several universities to participate in a $6 million grant-funded research project by the Office of Naval Research to create "metamaterials" that emulate skin colors and patterns produced by marine animals. More
December 07, 2010 -- Rice University on Monday reported that physicists with the university have published findings regarding the physical makeup of "odd segments of DNA" that have just one DNA base, adenine, repeated dozens of times in a row. More
December 02, 2010 -- Rice University's Connexions program on Wednesday reported that the IEEE Signal Processing Society has released a collection of free lessons for practicing engineers and instructors on the Connexions web site. More
December 01, 2010 -- Rice University ecologists, working with the University of California, Santa Barbara, recently published a study that find that more than half of all species are believed to change their diets between birth and adulthood, which could have implications for the survival of threatened species. More
November 15, 2010 -- Rice University today reported that scientists with the university have developed a new mathematical method for predicting whether a new strain of the influenza virus should be included in the annual seasonal flu vaccine. More
November 08, 2010 -- Rice University, in partnership with Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, are developing a hand-held, low cost, low-power, electronic notepad for use by school children in India. More
November 06, 2010 -- A new study by Rice University bioengineers finds that the workhorse proteins that move cargo inside living cells behave like prima donnas. More
October 18, 2010 -- Rice University today announced that researchers with the university's Laboratory for Nanophotonics is joining with the radiology department at the Baylor College of Medicine and the MD Anderson Cancer Center to test an approach for diagnosing and treating pancreatic cancer with a specially engineered nanoparticle. More
October 11, 2010 -- Rice University today announced that a study by the university in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable and Applied Infodynamics in Singapore has found that the Information Technology industry "is on pace to grow its carbon emissions at twice the rate of its contributions to gross domestic product over the coming decade". More
September 19, 2010 -- A new study by Rice University examines how bacteria acquire immunity. More
September 10, 2010 -- Rice University today announced that the content from the university's "Connexions" open education initiative is available for download in e-book format. More
September 02, 2010 -- Rice University today announced that it has received a $1.8 million federal grant to create a test network using dormant broadcast television channels to deliver wireless high-speed broadband Internet service in Houston's East End neighborhood. More
August 28, 2010 -- A unique experiment at Rice University that forces bacteria into a head-to-head competition for evolutionary dominance has yielded new insights about the way Darwinian selection plays out at the molecular level. More
August 19, 2010 -- Rice University has announced that it recently ranked 17th in the U.S. News & World Report's guide to America's best colleges. More
August 19, 2010 -- Rice University recently announced that a study by the university's geochemists has found that damming and other human activity has "completely obscured the natural carbon dioxide cycle" in the Brazos River. More
August 19, 2010 -- Rice University on Tuesday announced that statisticians with the university have confirmed the date of "mitochondrial Eve", the maternal ancestor of all living humans, lived about 200,000 years ago. More
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