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When You Wish Upon a Star
3 years ago

When You Wish Upon a Star

This article appeared originally in the Fall 2003 issue of Rice Sallyport and has been lightly edited.

Peggy Whitson, an adjunct assistant professor in Rice’s Department of Biochemistry and …
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A long road to a perfect launch
3 years ago

A long road to a perfect launch

For those of us who put in a substantial part of our careers in dreaming up the mission (it arose from a workshop 25 years ago), to getting it into …
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No Gravity? No Problem for Zero-G Eyewash
3 years ago

No Gravity? No Problem for Zero-G Eyewash

Most laboratories have an emergency eyewash station to help save lab workers’ eyes in the event of a mishap. But what about the International Space Station, one of the most …
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Triple Owl Flies High
3 years ago

Triple Owl Flies High

When Shannon Walker ’87 blasted off June 16 for a six-month stint aboard the International Space Station (ISS), she knew that keeping in touch with her husband and fellow astronaut, …
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Hurricane History
4 years ago

Hurricane History

The goal of the Harvey Memories Project is to build an open-access digital repository to collect, preserve and publish community-contributed memories of the storm in multiple formats, including photos …
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Faculty Books: Fall 2018
4 years ago

Faculty Books: Fall 2018

The Continuous City: Fourteen Essays on Architecture and Urbanization By Lars Lerup (Park Books, 2018)

The need to redefine the concept of a city, and to find solutions in architecture …
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To Protect Trees, Protect Lemurs
4 years ago

To Protect Trees, Protect Lemurs

A study by Rice ecologists illustrates how saving lemurs may also be key to saving Madagascar’s largest trees. “Not only are we facing the loss of these unique, charismatic …
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Shopping Impulse? Reflect First.
4 years ago

Shopping Impulse? Reflect First.

Consumers who reflected on their recently used personal belongings experienced less desire for an unexpectedly encountered product, were less likely to buy impulsively and expressed a lower willingness to …
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How Effective Will the H3N2 Flu Vaccine Be?
4 years ago

How Effective Will the H3N2 Flu Vaccine Be?

A study by Rice bioengineers and physicists predicts that this fall’s flu vaccine — a new H3N2 formulation for the first time since 2015 — will be about as effective …
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We Don’t Know: Is There Life Beyond Earth?
4 years ago

We Don’t Know: Is There Life Beyond Earth?

Is there life anywhere else other than Earth, either now or in the past? When I was a graduate student some 20–30 years ago, that was really just a …
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