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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.

One-atom switch supercharges fluorescent dyes

Rice University lab discovers simple technique to make biocompatible ‘turn-on’ dyes.

Astronomers observed two dwarf planets with gas disk around them

Using Earth’s most powerful array of radio telescopes, astronomers have made the first observations of two dwarf planets with the gas disk around them.

A ‘watch’ called EpiWear features a built-in Epinephrine Shot

If you're someone who is prone to some harmful allergic reactions, then carrying an epinephrine shot such as an EpiPen could be life-preserving. But...

Be yourself at work — it’s healthier and more productive

Being yourself at the workplace is healthier and brings work efficiency, suggests a new study. It allows people to improve connections, form relationships with...

Men spend more for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is like an annual festival to celebrate love and admiration. Every year on 14 February people celebrate this day by sending messages...

Working proteins make good use of frustration

Proteins- active sites of enzymes- accelerates and guide biochemical reactions make life possible. To do this, their instructions have to conflict somewhat with the...