Richard Baraniuk, of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
IBM Research and Rice University have collaborated to create the prototype IBM Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant (IBM MERA), a first-of-its-kind Watson-enabled application designed to aid the elderly and assist caregivers. Watson is a question-answering computer system developed by IBM.
A new Rice University technique grabs images of chemical processes that happen faster than most laboratory cameras are able to capture them.
The technique, super temporal resolution microscopy (STReM), allows researchers to view and gather useful information about fluorescing molecules at a frame rate 20 times faster than typical lab cameras normally allow.