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Graphene oxide ‘paper’ changes with strainGraphene oxide ‘paper’ changes with strain
Rice researchers say material is more or less brittle, depending on how hard it’s pulled
The same slip-and-stick mechanism that leads to earthquakes is at work on the molecular level in nanoscale materials, where it determines the shear plasticity of the materials, according to scientists at Rice University and the State University of Campinas, Brazil. (January 19, 2016)

 

K.C. Nicolaou wins prestigious Wolf Prize in ChemistryK.C. Nicolaou wins prestigious Wolf Prize in Chemistry
Rice chemist recognized for advances in field of chemical synthesis
Rice University organic chemist K.C. Nicolaou has won the Wolf Prize in Chemistry, a prestigious international award that is often a harbinger of future recognition by the Nobel Committee.  (January 15, 2016)

 

Self-adaptive material heals itself, stays toughSelf-adaptive material heals itself, stays tough
Rice University scientists mix up a new type of flexible composite - See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2016/01/11/self-adaptive-material-heals-itself-stays-tough-2/#sthash.ARUI225v.dpuf
An adaptive material invented at Rice University combines self-healing and reversible self-stiffening properties.  (January 11, 2016)

 

Study: Bacteria attack lignin with enzymatic tag teamStudy: Bacteria attack lignin with enzymatic tag team
Team from Rice, University of Wisconsin-Madison shows how nature handles lignin
In a study that could point the way to biofuels processes of the future, scientists in collaboration with Rice University's George Phillips, have discovered how two bacterial enzymes work as a team to break apart lignin. (January 6, 2016)

 

A new twist in genetic switchesA new twist in genetic switches
Rice University theorists reveal a new mechanism of gene regulation
Rice University researchers have a new twist for those clinging to old ideas about a basic biological process. (December 21, 2015)

 

Antibiotic-infused implants designed to help faces healAntibiotic-infused implants designed to help faces heal
Rice University develops time-released gel for space holders in facial reconstruction
Rice University researchers developing temporary implants for facial reconstruction are incorporating a unique way to deliver time-released antibiotics to ward off infection while a patient heals.  (December 17, 2015)

 

Rice trio named National Academy of Inventors fellowsRice trio named National Academy of Inventors fellows
Rice University professors Naomi Halas, James Tour and K.C. Nicolaou have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.  (December 15, 2015)

 

Rice to enter first international nanocar raceRice to enter first international nanocar race
Five teams will participate in October 2016 event in France
Rice University will send an entry to the first international NanoCar Race, which will be held next October at Pico-Lab CEMES-CNRS in Toulouse, France.  (December 14, 2015)

 
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