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.
In lieu of a dry lecture on the wonders of electromagnetism, Team Shocks and Jolts built a contraption that combines elements of an automotive solenoid and a pinball machine.
Rice University scientists have invented a technology that could potentially identify hundreds of bacterial pathogens simply, quickly and at low cost using a single set of random DNA probes. Rice’s “universal microbial diagnostic,” or UMD, uses pieces of randomly assembled DNA and mathematical techniques that were originally pioneered for signal processors inside digital phones and cameras.
More than 1.5 million college students have used a free textbook from OpenStax, the Rice University-based publisher announced today. The number of students using OpenStax textbooks has more than doubled since January, and OpenStax estimates it will save students $70 million in the 2016-17 academic year.