Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color.
Chinese censors work very, very quickly, it seems, with a new report concluding that they're getting rid of unwanted posts on local Twitter clone Weibo almost immediately.
Earth's repeated flip-flopping between greenhouse and icehouse states over the past 500 million years may have been caused by volcanoes at particular spots where enormous amounts of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere.
Scientists say they've taken a big step toward the creation of two-dimensional electronics by combining a conductor and an insulator in layers just an atom thick.
Researchers at Rice University have developed new multi-antenna technology that could potentially help wireless providers keep pace with data-hungry smartphones and tablets.
Scientists at Rice University have managed to design a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface.
Researchers have calculated that it should be perfectly possible to grow a perfect, meter-long single-walled carbon nanotube 50,000 times thinner than a human hair.
An international team of engineers has designed an "inexact" computer chip that attempts to challenge the industry's 50-year pursuit of accuracy.
Researchers have created a new material that has, they say, an astounding ability to absorb oil spilled in water.
Rice University physicists have built an accurate model of part of the solar system inside a single atom of potassium.
Rice University physicists have created a tiny "electron superhighway" that could help scientists design a quantum-based computer at some point in the future.
Rice University researchers say they've developed a full-duplex wireless technology that could allow wireless phone companies to double the throughput on their networks without adding any more cell towers.
Rice University researchers say they've been able to pack an entire lithium ion energy storage device into a single nanowire - as small as such devices could possibly get.
Make the most of daily deal sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial - because they're set for a big decline, according to a Rice University professor.