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Mini-Microscope May Be Big in Developing World

A new $240 microscope that runs on AA batteries is as effective for diagnosing tuberculosis as $40,000 professional laboratory models. Full story

Electric car use beats wind to cut oil use: study

Widespread adoption of electric cars could reduce U.S. oil demand and the need for imported oil more than creation of a national mandate for renewable power such as wind and solar, according to research from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy released on Monday. Full story

Mini-microscope may change lives in developing world

A new $240 microscope that runs on AA batteries is as effective for diagnosing tuberculosis as $40,000 professional laboratory models. Full story

Who Is BP's Robert Dudley?

   Robert Dudley will reportedly take over for BP CEO Tony Hayward. Amy Jaffe, of Rice University, and Vince Farrell, of Soleil Securities, share their reactions.

Is Obama showing enough emotion?

   Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University, and Hardball's Chris Matthews join the Morning Joe team in analyzing the president's actions in the Gulf.

Ideas (and hopes) for plugging the gusher

   Satish Nagarajaiah, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University, explains the ideas being applied to plugging the underwater-oil-volcano in the Gulf of Mexico like the "junk shot" and the "top hat."

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Mini microscope
Mini microscope

This microscope, developed by a former Rice University student, weighs just 2.5 pounds and could be used in developing countries that lack expensive lab equipment and reliable electricity.