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'Frontiers of Propulsion Science' explores warp drives, gravity control

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has published a new book, Frontiers of Propulsion Science, that compiles for the first time the emerging science of such novel propulsion concepts as space drives, warp drives, gravity control, and faster-than-light travel - breakthroughs that would revolutionize spaceflight and enable human voyages to other star systems.

Posted: Feb 2nd, 2009

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New project studies health risks of quantum dots

A team of Rice researchers has been working to discover the health risks of quantum dots, molecule-sized semiconducting nanocrystals that are generally composed of heavy metals surrounded by an organic shell.

Posted: Feb 2nd, 2009

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Nano-structured parts

Materials with a nanoparticle structure are stronger and harder than materials made of larger particles. A new manufacturing technique ensures that such microcrystalline structures remain intact when being processed.

Posted: Feb 2nd, 2009

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