Eclipse Balloons to Study Effect of Mars-Like Environment on Life

This picture of Montana was taken from the stratosphere (84,000 feet or 25,000 meters) during one of Montana Space Grant...

Physicists gain new insights into nanosystems with spherical confinement: Enormous potential for the targeted delivery of pharmaceutical agents and the creation of tailored nanoparticles

Bipolar structure assembled of stiff polymers at low densities.

Rice U. scientists map ways forward for lithium-ion batteries for extreme environments: Paper details developments toward high-temperature batteries

A map created by materials scientists at Rice University will help labs develop lithium-ion batteries for extreme environments.

From Mars Rover: Panorama Above 'Perseverance Valley'

This June 2017 view from the Pancam on NASA's Opportunity Mars rover shows the area just above "Perseverance Valley"...

The first light atomic nucleus with a second face

In an experiment performed at the Romanian accelerator centre IFIN-HH, an international team of physicists observed a 'second face' of the...

Here's a tip: Indented cement shows unique properties: Rice University models reveal nanoindentation can benefit crystals in concrete

Indented tobermorite, a natural analog to the calcium-silicate-hydrate mix in cement, responds differently than bulk tobermorite, depending...

Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticles

This is a chain of microparticles pulled out of the liquid by an electrode.

Scientists Are Using the Universe as a "Cosmological Collider"

Physicists are capitalizing on a direct connection between the largest cosmic structures and the smallest known objects to use the...