Scientists manipulate molecules inside living cells with temperature gradients
Highly conductive organic metal looks promising for disposable electronic devices
Sodium-ion battery cathode has highest energy density to date
Photon funnel could direct and regulate light into solar cells
Squid-inspired 'invisibility stickers' could help soldiers evade detection in the dark
Squid are the ultimate camouflage artists, blending almost flawlessly with their backgrounds so that unsuspecting prey can't detect them. Using a protein that's key to this process, scientists have designed ...
Aerogel catalyst shows promise for fuel cells
(Phys.org)—Graphene nanoribbons formed into a three-dimensional aerogel and enhanced with boron and nitrogen are excellent catalysts for fuel cells, even in comparison to platinum, according to Rice University ...
Atomic placement of elements counts for strong concrete
Even when building big, every atom matters, according to new research on particle-based materials at Rice University.
Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material
An atomically thin material developed at Rice University may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform.
New tools advance bio-logic: Researchers build more sophisticated synthetic gene circuits
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Rice University and the University of Kansas Medical Center are making genetic circuits that can perform more complex tasks by swapping protein building blocks.
Lab unzips nanotubes into ribbons by shooting them at a target
(Phys.org) —Carbon nanotubes "unzipped" into graphene nanoribbons by a chemical process invented at Rice University are finding use in all kinds of projects, but Rice scientists have now found a chemical-free ...
Nanotube forests drink water from arid air
(Phys.org) —If you don't want to die of thirst in the desert, be like the beetle. Or have a nanotube cup handy. New research by scientists at Rice University demonstrated that forests of carbon nanotubes ...
Not all diamonds are forever: Researchers see nanodiamonds created in coal fade away in seconds
(Phys.org) —Images taken by Rice University scientists show that some diamonds are not forever. The Rice researchers behind a new study that explains the creation of nanodiamonds in treated coal also show ...
Two-lock box delivers cancer therapy
Rice University scientists have designed a tunable virus that works like a safe deposit box. It takes two keys to open it and release its therapeutic cargo.
New material for flat semiconductors
Researchers around the world have been working to harness the unusual properties of graphene, a two-dimensional sheet of carbon atoms. But graphene lacks one important characteristic that would make it even ...