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News Release: Rice U. advances asphalt-based filter to sequester greenhouse gas at wellhead

7:08 am Eastern | SciTech

SUMMARY: Rice University scientists discovered that adding a bit of water to asphalt-derived porous carbon greatly improves its ability to sequester carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, at natural gas wellheads. The filter is highly selective for carbon dioxide while letting methane pass through.

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U. of I. News: Museum curator, art historian named Krannert Art Museum director

8 Dec 14:50 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Molecular beacon signals low oxygen with ultrasound

8 Dec 10:26 | SciTech

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Population of Americans with Alzheimer's will more than double by 2060, UCLA study shows

7 Dec 17:03 | U.S. News

About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year, according to a new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.read more »

Rice News Release: On flooding, Houston needs an ‘informed, flood-literate and engaged populace’

7 Dec 16:14 | SciTech

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International collaboration could reduce smoking prevalence, MU researchers find

7 Dec 15:43 | SciTech

Despite different economies and resources, a comparison between U.S. and Turkey smoking rates and regulations demonstrates ways to help people stop smoking read more »

News Release: Rice U. holds ceremonial groundbreaking for new music building

7 Dec 15:00 | SciTech

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Retail Drug Prices Increase More Than 50X Faster Than Inflation Rate

7 Dec 12:32 | U.S. News

Retail prices for 768 prescription drugs commonly used by older adults increased by an average of 6.4% in 2015, outpacing the general inflation rate of 0.1%. read more »

Media Advisory: Updated location: Rice to host groundbreaking for new music building Dec. 7

7 Dec 12:05 | SciTech

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What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?

7 Dec 11:47 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Who wins and loses in proposed tax reform?

7 Dec 10:41 | SciTech

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Video game system technology helping physical therapists, athletic trainers

7 Dec 10:31 | SciTech

New studies from MU researchers provide evidence that video game technology can help health care providers discover injury risk and track rehabilitation progress among athletes, patientsread more »

The human race has peaked, say scientists

6 Dec 17:13 | World

Humans may have reached their maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance. A recent review suggests humans have biological limitations, and that anthropogenic impacts on the environment - including climate change - could have a deleterious effect on these limits.read more »

MUPD provides safety tips for winter break

6 Dec 12:39 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Wheat gets boost from purified nanotubes

6 Dec 11:30 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Rice University researchers test the effects of carbon nanotubes on the growth of wheatgrass. While some showed no effect, purified single-walled nanotubes dispersed in water enhanced the plants' growth, while the same nanotubes in an organic solvent retarded their development.

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U. of I. News: Study: Viruses share genes with organisms across the tree of life

6 Dec 10:26 | SciTech

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Media Advisory: Rice to co-host technology and jobs summit in D.C. Dec. 12

6 Dec 08:21 | SciTech

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New methods of tracking hospital nurses could help make workflow more efficient, MU study finds

5 Dec 15:31 | SciTech

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Storytellers promoted cooperation among hunter-gatherers before advent of religion

5 Dec 15:16 | World

Storytelling promoted co-operation in hunter-gatherers prior to the advent of organised religion, a new UCL study reveals.read more »

Media Advisory: Rice U. students to relax and unwind with therapy pets during finals

5 Dec 15:05 | SciTech

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MU program to improve nursing home care reduces hospitalizations by nearly 50 percent, saving major dollars for Medicare

5 Dec 13:36 | SciTech

Advanced practice nurses play key role in reducing hospitalizations, improving resident careread more »

Rice University signs global virtual exchange agreement with 8 universities worldwide

5 Dec 13:18 | SciTech

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News Release: Rice University senior named Marshall Scholar

5 Dec 12:06 | Weather

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Rice News Release: Burden of sales tax rate increase may actually fall more heavily on households with higher lifetime incomes

5 Dec 10:14 | SciTech

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Smartphone addiction creates imbalance in brain

4 Dec 17:06 | U.S. News

Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).read more »

Rice News Release: NEST360º's low-cost jaundice detector passes first test in Africa

4 Dec 16:50 | SciTech

SUMMARY: The first clinical study of a low-cost, hand-held jaundice detector invented by Rice University students couldn't have come at a better time for NEST360°, an international team of scientists, doctors and global health experts preparing for a Dec. 11 competition for $100 million from the MacArthur Foundation.

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Media Advisory: Rice to host groundbreaking for new music building Dec. 7

4 Dec 15:10 | SciTech

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Harmful effects of being overweight underestimated

4 Dec 14:04 | World

The harmful effects of being overweight have been underestimated, according to a new study that analysed body mass index (BMI), health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children, to establish how obesity actually influences risk of death. read more »

MU researcher closes in on pathways involved in ALS disease

4 Dec 13:22 | SciTech

Findings could lead to improved diagnoses and drugs for the treatment of Lou Gehrig’s disease, stroke recoveryread more »

U. of I. News: Exercise changes gut microbial composition independent of diet, team reports

4 Dec 12:40 | SciTech

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Kids and screen time: Signs your child might be addicted

4 Dec 10:31 | U.S. News

It's a familiar sight in the majority of young families: young children bent over a screen for hours, texting or gaming, lost in a digital world. Many parents worry, how much screen time is too much?read more »

U. of I. News: New book explores housewives, food and consumer protests in 20th-century America

4 Dec 10:18 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Nature's toughest substances decoded

4 Dec 10:11 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Rice University researchers develop computer simulations to decode nature's toughest materials, like seashells and tooth enamel, to guide making synthetic multifunctional composites.

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Rice News Release: NAFTA parties may ‘walk away with an agreement that allows them to claim a political victory’

4 Dec 10:05 | SciTech

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Breakthrough in tornado short-term forecasting could mean earlier, more accurate warnings

4 Dec 08:27 | World

When mere seconds of storm warning could mean the difference between harm or safety, two researchers with ties to Western University in London, Canada, have developed a tornado-prediction method they say could buy as much as 20 minutes additional warning time.read more »

Rice News Release: Engineers refine method to instruct robots to collaborate through demonstration

4 Dec 07:03 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Rice researchers help humans and robots collaborate by enabling real-time interactions that modify a robot's path to its goal. The study will help robots make the transition from structured factory floors to interactive tasks like rehabilitation, surgery and training programs in which environments are less predictable.

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Researchers find link between excessive screen time and suicide risk

1 Dec 17:33 | U.S. News

New research presents compelling evidence that the more time teenagers spend on smartphones and other electronic screens, the more likely they are to feel depressed and think about, or attempt, suicide. read more »

Polar bear blogs reveal dangerous gap between climate-change facts and opinions

1 Dec 15:02 | World

Climate-change discussions on social media are very influential. A new study shows that when it comes to iconic topics such as polar bears and retreating sea ice, climate blogs fall into two distinct camps. With little or no overlap between deniers and the available scientific facts.read more »

Residents of major Pakistan city are exposed to harmful pesticides

1 Dec 10:09 | World

Residents and workers in a major Pakistan city are exposed to harmful levels of pesticides, new research reveals. read more »

Recurring nightmares could reflect your daily frustrations

30 Nov 17:04 | U.S. News

People who are frustrated because their basic psychological needs for autonomy, relatedness and feeling competent are not met are more likely to have a recurring bad dream and to analyze their dreams negatively.read more »

Media Advisory: Water resiliency challenges are topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Dec. 4

30 Nov 16:16 | SciTech

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Traces of life on nearest exoplanets may be hidden in equatorial trap

30 Nov 14:14 | World

New simulations show that the search for life on other planets may well be more difficult than previously assumed. The study indicates that unusual air flow patterns could hide atmospheric components from telescopic observations, with direct consequences for formulating the optimal strategy for searching for (oxygen-producing) life such as bacteria or plants on exoplanets. read more »

Rice News Release: Researchers advance technique to detect ovarian cancer

30 Nov 12:39 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Researchers refine and run the first in vivo tests that use fluorescent nanotube-based probes to locate specific tumors in the body. The ability to pinpoint them with submillimeter accuracy could improve early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer.

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New software can verify someone's identity by their DNA in minutes

30 Nov 12:30 | U.S. News

In the science-fiction movie Gattaca, visitors only clear security if a blood test and readout of their genetic profile matches the sample on file. Now, cheap DNA sequencers and custom software could make real-time DNA-authentication a reality.read more »

Rice Expert Alert: Baker Institute expert available to comment on today's annual OPEC meeting

30 Nov 12:23 | SciTech

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Rice Expert Alert: Baker Institute expert available to comment on today's annual OPEC meeting

30 Nov 12:23 | SciTech

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MU team to study flipped instruction in Missouri high school algebra classrooms

30 Nov 10:37 | SciTech

The National Science Foundation has awarded $450,000 to study how teachers use alternative teaching methodsread more »

U. of I. News: Krannert Art Museum wins prestigious award, adds 16th-century print to its collection

30 Nov 10:14 | SciTech

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Research shows North Texas earthquakes occurring on 'dead' faults

29 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Recent earthquakes in the Fort Worth Basin - in the rural community of Venus and the Dallas suburb of Irving - occurred on faults that had not been active for at least 300 million years, according to research led by SMU seismologist Beatrice Magnani.read more »

Time between world-changing volcanic super-eruptions less than previously thought

29 Nov 2017 | World

After analysing a database of geological records dated within the last 100,000 years, a team of scientists from the University of Bristol has discovered the average time between so-called volcanic super-eruptions is actually much less than previously thought.read more »

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