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Loss of spouse could make one more likely to ‘die of a broken heart’

According to a new study from Rice University, widowed individuals are more likely to develop risk factors for cardiovascular disease and death after the demise of...
Rice University computational and applied mathematics students worked with Texas Medical Center doctors to develop a technique that simplifies the placement of electrodes in the brains of patients with epilepsy.From left, Dr. Nitin Tandon of UTHealth and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center,Rice seniors Alex Gardner, Evan Toler, Wendy Knight and Rice alumnus Kiefer Forseth, a researcher at UTHealth. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

New technique to simplify the placement of electrodes in the brains

A team of Rice University computational and applied mathematics (CAAM) has devised a technique called BrainGuide, to simplify the placement of electrodes in the...
The Galicia group — from left, Rice graduate student Nur Schuba, alumnus Ara Alexanian and graduate research assistant Mari Tesi Sanjurjo — discuss the northwest portion of the 3-D seismic volume at Rice’s Visualization Lab. Photo by Gary Linkevich

Sub-sea rift spills secrets to seismic probe

A new study by the Rice University reveals insights about the development of the blame that isolates the continental and oceanic plates. This is...
Rice University scientists built computer models of intermediate reactions to understand why salt lowers reaction temperatures in the synthesis of two-dimensional compounds. Above left, molybdenum oxychloride precursor molecules undergo sulfurization in which sulfur atoms replace oxygen atoms. That sets up the material to form new compounds. At right, the calculations show the charge densities of the new molecules. Courtesy of the Yakobson Group

Salt optimizes creation of 2-D materials

Rice University scientists used a dash of salt to simplify the creation of two-dimensional materials that combined transition metals and chalcogens.Scientists believe that the discovery...
A simplified schematic shows the basic idea behind a Rice University experiment to detect a Bloch-Siegert shift in strongly coupled light and matter. In this illustration, a light field rotating in the opposite direction to an orbiting electron still interacts with the electron in a cavity, in this case the empty space between two mirrors. The influence of resonance on the counter-rotating element defines the shift. Illustration by Xinwei Li

Quantum shift shows itself in coupled light and matter

Scientists at the Rice University utilized a remarkable mix of methods to see a condensed matter phenomenon about which others have just theorized. The...
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New uterine contraction monitor that will help moms in labor

Students at the Rice University are developing an efficient and inexpensive uterine contraction monitor to help save the lives of mothers during labor. A group of...
An artist’s impression of Ross 128 b, a temperate, rocky planet about 11 light-years from Earth that could have the necessary conditions for maintaining liquid surface water. (Photo courtesy of European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser)

Life beyond Earth: No plate tectonics, no problem

Researchers searching for life on removed planets are making arrangements to look non-Earth-like planets in view of disclosures inside our close planetary system that...
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Parent satisfaction can be leveraged for SAT gains, study

SAT scores are a key metric used to evaluate understudy and school achievement. Universities utilize SAT scores in their affirmations procedure since the scores...

Consumerism in healthcare increasing, study

According to a new study by the Rice University, increasing expenses and changing states of mind about accommodation and the capacity to customize life...