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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.
Rings Around a StarRings around young star suggest planet formation in progress
Rice scientists, colleagues map uneven gas distribution in protoplanetary system
Copper StripesCopper stripes help iron pnictide lock in insulating state
Rice U. material offers new clues to origin of high-temp superconductivity