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Physicists discovered the Hall effect in a nonmagnetic quantum material

The study opens a window into the landscape of extreme topological matter.

Where did Earth’s nitrogen come from? Study finds the answer

Rice-led study shows two distinct origins of life-essential elements on the present-day planet.

The study offers clues on what makes the sun’s atmosphere so hot

Scientists get the lowdown on sun’s super-hot atmosphere.

Egg-based coating extends the shelf life of perishable fruits and vegetables

Rice University scientists have created inexpensive coatings that can be used to protect fruits and vegetables. Plus, this eco-friendly, micron-thick coating solves problems both...

Mapping blood flow below in the skin in high resolution

Blood flow measurement has widespread clinical applications. Therefore, scientists at Rice University have developed PulseCam — a new camera-based, motion-robust, and highly sensitive blood...

Capsule waverider: Spacecraft that survive fire, surfs its own wave

An aerospace engineer at Rice University has designed a spacecraft called 'capsule waverider' that can survive fire and does more than catching a wave....

New phenomena for next-generation batteries

The process of developing better rechargeable batteries may be cloudy, but there’s an alumina lining.

Converting water pollution into valuable chemicals

Pollution from ammonia-based fertilizer reverts back to ammonia — with a side of rocket fuel.

Quantum-dot tattoos for accurate medical recordkeeping

Rice bioengineer reveals dissolving microneedles that also embed fluorescent medical info.

Shedding new light on Alzheimer’s cause

Rice scientists synthesize fluorescent ruthenium tags to track toxic amyloids in lab.