Rice University recently announced the opening of a new center that explores solutions to the physical and energy limitations currently restricting the continued expansion of computing capacity required to solve emerging workloads. Krishna Palem, the Kenneth and Audrey Kennedy Professor of Computing, has been designated the director for the Rice University Center for Computing at the Margins.
Rice University scientists have discovered how to subtly change the interior structure of semi-hollow nanorods in a way that alters how they interact with light, and because the changes are reversible, the method could form the basis of a nanoscale switch with enormous potential.
Yael Hochberg was trained as an industrial engineer, feels at home among engineers and engineering students, and generally shares their way of thinking—“real-world applications, practical-minded, not just theory.”
Rice Eclipse, the University’s rocket club, made an offer to potential new members: sign up to join the group, and Rice Eclipse would pay for you to launch a seven-foot solid rocket, qualifying you for Level 1 High Power Rocketry Certification.