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R-one swarm robot – low-cost platform for robotics enthusiast and students

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments11 October 2011

rice-university-mclurkin-r-oneR-one robot is a part James McLurkin’s aspiration to create an inexpensive and sophisticated robot which could be affordable by everyone. McLurkin, who is the director of Rice University robotics lab, decided to improve the robotic platform used by university and lower its cost in order to enable its usage among his students and other… »


Full-duplex technology enables double wireless capacity without new towers

By Damir Beciri
6 September 2011

rice-university-full-duplex-technologyRice University engineering researchers have made a breakthrough that could allow wireless phone companies to double throughput on their networks without adding a single cell tower. Instead using two frequencies to send and receive data, Rice’s new “full-duplex” technology allows wireless devices like cell phones and electronic tablets perform this communication with cell towers while… »


Laser etched graphite oxide sheets can be used as supercapacitors

By Damir Beciri
5 August 2011

rice-university-go-supercapacitor-teamA team of researchers from Rice University discovered they could transform a sheet of graphite oxide (GO) into a functional supercapacitor by writing patterns into it with a laser. By writing patterns of RGO into thin sheets of GO, the Rice researchers effectively turned them into free-standing supercapacitors with the ability to store and release… »


Biomedical breakthrough – blood vessels for lab-grown tissues

By Rob Aid
One Comment12 January 2011

jennifer-westResearchers from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) have broken one of the major roadblocks on the path to growing transplantable tissue in the lab, because they found a way to grow the blood vessels and capillaries needed to keep tissues alive. In a combination with their previous research, the team could grow… »

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Indian school children to test new, low-cost electronic notepad

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments11 November 2010

i-slate-for-india-1Thanks to a partnership between Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Houston’s Rice University and an Indian nonprofit, Villages for Development and Learning Foundation (ViDAL), some of the estimated 100 million Indian children who attend schools without electricity may soon have access to one of the world’s most advanced electronic notepads. Dubbed I-slate, the device is… »


Consumer-grade camera used to detect cancer cells in real-time

By Damir Beciri
6 July 2010

consumer-grade-camera-used-to-detect-cancer-1By using an off-the-shelf digital camera, Rice University biomedical engineers and researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center have created a device that is powerful enough to let doctors easily distinguish cancerous cells from healthy cells simply by viewing the LCD monitor on the back of the camera. The overall cost of… »


Two methods to produce graphene nanoribbons

By Damir Beciri
11 May 2009

nanoribbon.jpgYou remember we wrote about carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in one of our previous articles? Two groups of researchers have found ways to unfold CNTs in order to make nanoribbons of graphene. The experts claim that the development could point the way towards a new generation of electronics, including computer chips that are faster and tinier… »