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Algorithm clarifies ‘big data’ clustersAlgorithm clarifies ‘big data’ clusters
Rice University scientists have developed a big data technique that could have a significant impact on health care.

The Rice lab of bioengineer Amina Qutub designed an algorithm called "progeny clustering" that is being used in a hospital study to identify which treatments should be given to children with leukemia.

Details of the work appear today in Nature's online journal Scientific Reports.  Read More »
‘White graphene’ structures can take the heat ‘White graphene’ structures can take the heat
Three-dimensional structures of boron nitride might be the right stuff to keep small electronics cool, according to scientists at Rice University.

Rice researchers Rouzbeh Shahsavari and Navid Sakhavand have completed the first theoretical analysis of how 3-D boron nitride might be used as a tunable material to control heat flow in such devices.  Read More »

Earthquakes Reveal Deep Secrets Beneath East AsiaEarthquakes Reveal Deep Secrets Beneath East Asia
A new work based on 3-D supercomputer simulations of earthquake data has found hidden rock structures deep under East Asia. Researchers from China, Canada, and the U.S. worked together to publish their results in March 2015 in the American Geophysical Union Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth.  Read More »

A Climate-Modeling Strategy That Won’t Hurt the ClimateA Climate-Modeling Strategy That Won’t Hurt the Climate
It is perhaps the most daunting challenge facing experts in both the fields of climate and computer science - creating a supercomputer that can accurately model the future of the planet in a set of equations and how the forces of climate change will affect it. It is a task that would require running an immense set of calculations for several weeks and then recalculating them hundreds of times with different variables.  Read More »

From brittle to plastic in one breathFrom brittle to plastic in one breath
HOUSTON - (May 4, 2015) - What if peanut brittle, under certain conditions, behaved like taffy? Something like that happens to a two-dimensional dichalcogenide analyzed by scientists at Rice University.

Rice researchers calculated that atomically thin layers of molybdenum disulfide can take on the qualities of plastic through exposure to a sulfur-infused gas at the right temperature and pressure.  Read More »

Richards-Kortum, Vardi elected to National Academy of SciencesRichards-Kortum, Vardi elected to National Academy of Sciences
Rice University bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum and computer scientist Moshe Vardi today joined the elite group of scientists who have been elected to both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.  Read More »

Chromosome-folding theory shows promiseChromosome-folding theory shows promise
HOUSTON - (April 28, 2015) - Human chromosomes are much bigger and more complex than proteins, but like proteins, they appear to fold and unfold in an orderly process as they carry out their functions in cells.

Rice University biophysicist Peter Wolynes and postdoctoral fellow Bin Zhang have embarked upon a long project to define that order. They hope to develop a theory that predicts the folding mechanisms and resulting structures of chromosomes in the same general way Wolynes helped revolutionize the view of protein folding through the concept of energy landscapes.  Read More »

K2I to manage one of the three largest graduate programs(1)K2I to manage one of the three largest graduate programs
The Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (K2I) is excited to announce that it just awarded $147,500 in fellowship funding to Rice University graduate students.  Read More »

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