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6100 Main MS-61
Houston, Texas 77005-1827
Office: 713-348-4938

News & Events

NanoriboonsWet nanoribbons loop like DNA and fold like proteins
Graphene nanoribbons are known for adding strength but not weight to composites, like bicycle frames and tennis rackets. Now researchers say they could be useful in a squishier environment.
CI Tau planetAstronomers find giant planet around very young star
Jupiter-like ‘CI Tau b’ orbits 2 million-year-old star in constellation Taurus
Titanium and GoldTitanium + gold = new gold standard for artificial joints
Rice lab discovers titanium-gold alloy that is four times harder than most steels