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4 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. scientists to map interior of Mount St. Helens volcano

A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists were expected to rattle Washington state's Mount St. Helens on Wednesday as researchers map the interior of the volcano, whose 1980 eruption was the deadliest in U.S. history.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Explosion

8 hrs ago | CultureMap

New report ranks University of Texas among top 30 universities in the world

Longhorns have a new reason to put their horns up this summer. According to a new study, the University of Texas at Austin is among the best universities in the country and the world.


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

12 hrs ago |

New Space Race? US Eyes Asteroids as Other Nations Shoot for the Moon

In 1962 that President John F. Kennedy delivered the now-famous line in a speech at Rice University in Texas: "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."


Related Topix: Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, George Bush, Science / Technology

17 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

Exit Polling to Return Amid High-Profile Gubernatorial Contest

Paul Beckham and Gary Giffen leave Zilker Elementary School in Austin after casting ballots for the primary election on March 4. Two years ago, a consortium of news outlets that conducts nationwide exit polls during every November election announced it was scaling back efforts in Texas and 18 other states.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, Texas, US Senate, Barack Obama

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Photonics Spectra

Quantum Materials Appoints Advisory Committee, Directors

Quantum dot maker Quantum Materials Corp. recently created a scientific advisory board and named two outside executives to its board of directors.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Chemistry, Science, Inventions, Science / Technology, Fremont, CA


African-American homeownership increasingly less stable and more risky

A new study from sociologists at Rice University and Cornell University found that African-Americans are 45 percent more likely than whites to switch from owning their homes to renting them.... While historical barriers that excluded Black America from the homeowner market for decades have crumbled, there are signs that emerging types of racial ... (more)


Related Topix: African-American, Cornell University, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Scientific American

Neal F. Lane: "Investments in Basic Research are just that: Investments "

Written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing "The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D" held on July 17, 2014 On Thursday, July 17, four science experts served as witnesses at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing, "The Federal ... (more)


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, US News, Carnegie Mellon University

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Times Record News

Sergeant Major Cebran L. Van Horn, passed away peacefully at his home ...

Sergeant Major Cebran L. Van Horn, passed away peacefully at his home on July 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Van Horn, TX

Annals Of Internal Medicine

My Kind of Medicine

Love, death, grief - some of life's most memorable experiences - are witnessed every day in the halls of hospitals everywhere, but they are seldom captured in stories written by medical students who are busy putting in long hours studying and doing clerkships.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Heart, Heart, University of Pennsylvania


Carbyne morphs when stretched

Carbyne turns from a metal to a semiconductor when stretched, according to calculations by Rice University scientists.


Powerful new sensor identfies molecules containing fewer than 20 atoms

Rice's SECARS molecular sensor contains an optical amplifier made of four gold discs arranged in a diamond-shaped pattern.


Sun Jul 20, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Rice scientist part of study to map Mount St. Helens' depths

Mount St. Helens erupted on July 22, 1980. Now, geophysicists are planning to use explosions to map the volcano's interior.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Oregon State University, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Washington, Earthquake

Detroit's Pewabic Pottery: a treasure trove of tiles, pottery, and history

Located in downtown Detroit, Michigan, the Pewabic Pottery was founded in 1903 during the Arts and Crafts Movement.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Life, Hobbies, Crafts, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel

2014: A costly election year

With control of the Legislature hanging in the balance, the cost of the battle for Texas Senate District 10 in North Texas is soaring, and likely to get a lot more expensive.


Related Topix: Texas, Texas Government, US News

Medical News Today

Researchers apply predictive powers to transmembrane protein folding

Rice University scientists have succeeded in analyzing transmembrane protein folding in the same way they study the proteins' free-floating, globular cousins.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Computer Science, Health

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The gale force of Garry Winogrand

Other photographers' images can recall aspects of Garry Winogrand's: the improvisatory, agnostic spirit; the braiding together of velocity and curiosity; the gravitational pull of the street.


Related Topix: Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Photography, Arts

Fri Jul 18, 2014

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.


Broadway's Wesley Taylor to Teach Master Classes in Houston & Dallas this Month

Straight From New York Series is thrilled to bring another master class to Houston and Dallas.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Events


The Place of Logic in Computer Science Education Followup

The Special Session on "The Place of Logic in Computer Science Education" took place at the Logic Colloquium on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Green Car Congress

Rice, Lawrence Livermore scientists characterize performance of...

Lithium-ion batteries could benefit from a theoretical model created at Rice University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that predicts how carbon-based anodes will perform.


Related Topix: Electronic, Subtle