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Low-cost carbon capture material made from asphalt

January 12th, 2015

Rice scientists turn asphalt into an effective, environmentally friendly carbon-capture material for use at natural gas wellheads. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is mentioned. Chemical & Engineering News (This article also appeared in Financial Express, NHV.us and HNGN.) http://cen.acs.org/articles/93/web/2015/01/Low-Cost-Carbon-Capture-Material.html Cheap […]

Special compound imprisons huge quantities of CO2

January 9th, 2015

Rice scientists turn asphalt into an effective, environmentally friendly carbon-capture material for use at natural gas wellheads. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted. China Topix http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/31656/20150109/scientists-use-cheap-asphalt-for-breakthrough-carbon-emissions-capture.htm Carbon capture breakthrough: Asphalt Fierce Energy http://www.fierceenergy.com/story/carbon-capture-breakthrough-power-plants-asphalt/2015-01-08 Asphalt compound could be essential to […]

New asphalt captures its own weight in CO2

January 8th, 2015

Rice scientists turn asphalt into an effective, environmentally friendly carbon-capture material for use at natural gas wellheads. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted. Postdoctoral associate Almaz Jalilov and graduate students Gedeng Ruan, Chih-Chau Hwang, Desmond Schipper, Yilun Li, Huilong […]

Binary metal oxide surface goes electrocatalytic

September 5th, 2014

Rice researchers developed an inexpensive simple way to fabricate binary metal oxides with active edges for electrocatalytic reactions. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted. Nanotechweb.org http://bit.ly/1plImQ8

Tour Testifies Before Congressional Committee

August 4th, 2014

In a span of less than two weeks, Rice’s Neal Lane, James Tour, John Diamond and Charles McConnell testified before separate congressional committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. At the same time, 25 Rice students were wrapping up summer internships on the Hill. http://news.rice.edu/2014/08/04/rice-busy-on-capitol-hill/

Resistance is not futile: Here’s a cookie sheet of luke-warm RRAM that proves it

July 29th, 2014

Rice’s silicon oxide technology can now be used to fabricate devices with conventional production methods, which brings it a step closer to mass production. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering, is quoted. The Register http://bit.ly/1po5MrA http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/29/porous_silicon_makes_rram_faster_cheaper_and_better/

Soon we’ll be able to store terabytes worth of data on our smartphones

July 28th, 2014

HITC Tech http://bit.ly/1rvK8l4 http://hereisthecity.com/en-gb/2014/07/25/soon-well-be-able-to-store-terabytes-worth-of-data-on-our-smartp/

New, super dense memory chips may arrive soon

July 28th, 2014

Myce (This article also appeared in TweakTown.) http://bit.ly/1pmk3Fj http://www.myce.com/news/new-super-dense-memory-chips-may-arrive-soon-72279/

Weekend tech reading: Oculus Rift DK2 and OS X Yosemite previewed, Destiny compared on PS4/XO

July 28th, 2014

TechSpot http://bit.ly/1tT74fB http://www.techspot.com/news/57544-weekend-tech-reading-oculus-rift-dk2-os-x-yosemite-previewed-destiny-compared-on-ps4-xo.html

The morning download: Hilton upgrades to mobile-first

July 28th, 2014

Rice’s silicon oxide technology can now be used to fabricate devices with conventional production methods, which brings it a step closer to mass production. James Tour, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry and professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science, is quoted. Wall Street Journal http://on.wsj.com/1pvOwhb http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/07/28/the-morning-download-hilton-upgrades-to-mobile-first/

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