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3 hrs ago | Major League Baseball

In first five-hit game, Holt provides early jolt

Leading off Sunday's game with a homer in the Red Sox's 11-0 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park, Holt finished with a career-high five hits.


Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball

13 hrs ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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While Texas' Republican leadership touts the state's booming economic growth, Texas-based climate scientists - some of the world's most renowned - say that growth has come at a high cost.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Weather, Global Warming, Environment, Science

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Daily Camera

Colorful ballet music, folk songs on tap for Colorado Music Festival

Carlos Miquel Prieto will be the second music director candidate to lead the Colorado Music Festival this season.


Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Symphony, Arts, Entertainment

Fri Jul 11, 2014


3D Tetrapod Quantum Dots Outperform

Quantum dots are already being used to improve the color accuracy in high-end televisions like Sony's Bravia, and are being experimented with for boosting the output of solar cells.


Related Topix: San Marcos, TX

Thu Jul 10, 2014


Rice's silicon oxide memories catch manufacturers' eye

Rice University postdoctoral researcher Gunuk Wang, left, and chemist James Tour have demonstrated new techniques for using porous silicon oxide to make robust RRAM memory chips that can be easily... Rice University's breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production, ... (more)


Related Topix: Chemistry, Computers

Syncing for Success: The Second Annual Development and Finance Symposium

At the second Development and Finance Symposium , the balance between finance and development attendees was nearly equal , showing that both departments were more eager and keen to sync-up than ever.


Wed Jul 09, 2014

Sys-Con Media

24 July Webinar: Smarter Government with Text Analytics

The Federal Government has a tremendous responsibility to protect the safety and security of Americans both at home and abroad.


Related Topix: Senegal, World News,

Sys-Con Media

Rice University Selects TendenciA Open Source CMS Platform

Tendenci , the software development company spearheading the TendenciA Open Source Content Management System project for associations and other nonprofits , is proud to release a dynamic new website for Rice University's Energy and Environment Initiative.


Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Estes Park summer music festival starts July 14

The first concert of this summer's Estes Park Music Festival will be Monday night July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stanley Hotel Concert Hall.


Related Topix: Estes Park, CO, Symphony, Arts, Entertainment

Off the Kuff

White return flight

Between 2000 and 2010, [Harris] county, like much of the U.S., saw a sharp decline of its white population, losing about 12 percent of Anglos or about 83,000 people.


Related Topix: Texas, Houston, TX

Tue Jul 08, 2014


Survey: Many Texans eligible for subsidies from the ACA still believe coverage is too expensive

Half of Texans who are eligible for premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act and who looked for health plans in the ACA's Health Insurance Marketplace said cost was the main reason they didn't enroll in a plan.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Baylor College of Medicine

Business Journal

Inside the lab making 3D-printed hands

Last week, I met with a leading innovator in 3-D printing technology. Dr. Jordan Miller is utilizing the cutting-edge platform in conjunction with a worldwide program known as E-Nable.



Survey probes volcano's depths

In one of the biggest-ever seismology deployments at an active volcano, researchers are peppering Mount St Helens in Washington state with equipment to study the intricate system of chambers and pipes that fed the most devastating eruption in US history.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, University of Washington

Gainesville Daily Register

GHS English teacher selected for literary workshop

A Gainesville teacher was selected to attend "Teaching the American Literary Tradition," a professional development institute sponsored by Humanities Texas, the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin and the Harry Ransom Center.


Related Topix: Texas, Gainesville, TX, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, Houston, TX

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Plasmons excite hot carriers

Researchers at Rice University in the US are the first to have developed a complete theory of how plasmons produce "hot carriers".


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy

Santa Barbara Independent

First UCSB PhD in Feminist Studies

When Carly Thomsen was an undergrad, feminist studies existed at very few universities.


Related Topix: Activism

Fri Jul 04, 2014


Diana Hobby, wife of William P. Hobby Jr., dies at age 83

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby is the honoree at the second HATS OFF benefit for Houston Community College.


Related Topix: Texas, Houston, TX, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Georgetown University


Memorial Production Partners LP Announces Appointment of Robert L....

Memorial Production Partners LP announced today the appointment of Robert L. Stillwell, Jr. as Vice President, Finance of the general partner of MEMP.


Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Green Car Congress

Rice researchers develop 2-D model of gas hydrate formation

A decade of research by Rice University scientists has produced a two-dimensional model to show how gas hydrates - ice-like substances in which gas molecules are encased in cages of water molecules - are formed under the ocean floor.


Off the Kuff

Get ready to defend the HERO

Surrounded by members of the community who are impacted by the ordinance, Mayor Annise Parker announced today that the City will mount a vigorous effort to defend Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance from being repealed.