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Squishy hydra’s simple circuits ready for their close-up

Rice University neuroengineers track neural activity, muscle movement in ageless aquatic creatures.

Mike Wong, chair of chemical engineering at Rice University

Michael Wong elected fellow of American Chemical Society

Michael Wong, professor and chair of Rice’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and professor of chemistry, has been elected a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He was honored for his work with nanoparticle-based catalysts.

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Vardi honored for introducing 'a new paradigm' in computing

Moshe Y. Vardi, the Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice University, has received two honorary doctorates from European universities.

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Rebecca Richards-Kortum named US science envoy

Rice University global health pioneer will focus on opportunities in Africa. 
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It's hurricane season again

While forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting a 75-percent chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near  or above normal, experts at Rice University say Houston is little better prepared for extreme weather than it was last summer when... Read more