Bottling the world’s coldest plasma

Laser-cooled plasma-in-a-bottle could answer questions about the sun, fusion power RICE UNIVERSITY Research News HOUSTON – (March 1, 2021) – Rice University physicists have discovered a way to trap the…

Deep dive for dark matter may aid all of data science

National Science Foundation backs Rice-led effort to create science-aware artificial intelligence Rice University HOUSTON — (Sept. 18, 2019) — A Rice University scientist and his colleagues are booting their search…

The Baker Institute Climate Embarrassment

Guest essay by Rob Bradley Rice’s Baker Institute Climate Embarrassment (Sass’s ad hominem response to Rep. Smith) “The Baker Institute has some truing up to do in the multi-disciplinary field…

Study: plate tectonics modulates volcanic activity, which in turn modulates climate forcings

From Rice University comes this study that tries to equate an analog circuit component onto a climate forcing component. It is an interesting approach. The idea that plate tectonics serves…

'Doppler radar' for solar storm detection

Rice researcher part of team that used Doppler shifts to ID phenomenon; may help predict space weather  HOUSTON – (July 2, 2012) – Doppler measurements that help track storms on…