George Phillips named Biophysical Society fellow
Rice University biochemist George Phillips ’74 has been named a fellow of the Biophysical Society for his fundamental contributions to the science of X-ray crystallography.
Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free
New work by Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues could keep glass surfaces from windshields to skyscrapers free of ice and fog while retaining their transparency to radio frequencies (RF).
Scientists refine formula for nanotube types
Professor Boris Yakobson and his Rice colleagues, postdoctoral researcher Vasilii Artyukhov and research scientist Evgeni Penev, have come up with the seed (or perhaps, bean) of a simple formula that describes why nanotubes have chirality.
‘Squid skin’ metamaterials project yields vivid color display
The quest to create artificial “squid skin” — camouflaging metamaterials that can “see” colors and automatically blend into the background — is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display technology unveiled this week by Rice University’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP).