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Rice engineers develop wearable and point-of-care microscopes   |   Credit: Doni Soward, Rice University

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Epoxy compound gets a graphene bump

James Tour, along with Rice materials scientists, combines graphene foam, epoxy into tough, conductive composite.

Rice University engineer Rafael Verduzco holds a flexible solar cell developed by his lab. The lab is working to make organic solar cells that stretch and flex. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

Stretchy solar cells a step closer

Rafael Verduzco lab gives organic photovoltaics new properties.

A new study by researchers from Rice University‚Äôs Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces Laboratory found users needed less than two hours of training to learn to ‚Äúfeel‚ÄĚ most words that were transmitted by a haptic armband that communicates with signals comprised of squeeze, stretch and vibration. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

Can you feel what I'm saying?

Marcia O'Malley and MAHI Lab study technology that communicates by touch.

Rice University chemist James Tour, left, graduate student Gladys López-Silva and postdoctoral researcher Rodrigo Salvatierra use a film of carbon nanotubes to prevent dendrite growth in lithium metal batteries, which charge faster and hold more power than current lithium-ion batteries. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

Nanotubes may give the world better batteries

James Tour lab's method quenches lithium metal dendrites in batteries that charge faster, last longer.

Students from the D2K Learning Lab discuss a project that makes use of 3-1-1 call data from the City of Houston. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

Rice launches first-of-its-kind data science center

D2K Lab students will work directly with clients to make an impact through data.