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  • Curatorial Challenges of the Cassette Culture Revolution 

    Carlson, Scott (2015-06-11)
    Until just over a decade ago, the cassette tape was one of the most popular mediums for prerecorded music. In the West, it was the dominant format of the 1980s, until the shift to compact discs in the mid-1990s; in the ...
  • Small molecule conjugates with dimetal species for protein inhibition 

    Ball, Zachary T.; Kundu, Rituparna; Popp, Brian V.; Madden, Dean R.; Cushing, Patrick R. (2015-06-02)
    Methods for targeting a protein by providing an inhibitor covalently linked to a rhodium(II) complex, introducing the inhibitor to the target protein and allowing the inhibitor and protein to interact. The rhodium(II) ...
  • Investigating irregularly patterned deep brain stimulation signal design using biophysical models 

    Summerson, Samantha R.; Aazhang, Behnaam; Kemere, Caleb (2015-06)
    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder which follows from cell loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc), a nucleus in the basal ganglia (BG). Deep brain stimulation (DBS) ...
  • Aliphatic amine based nanocarbons for the absorption of carbon dioxide 

    Barron, Andrew R.; Dillon, Eoghan (2015-05-19)
    A composition of matter, and method to make same, for a nano-based material including a nanocarbon support to which is attached an aliphatic amine. In particular, the composition of matter is an aliphatic amine-nanocarbon ...
  • Cooling systems and hybrid A/C systems using an electromagnetic radiation-absorbing complex 

    Halas, Nancy J.; Nordlander, Peter; Neumann, Oara (2015-05-19)
    A method for powering a cooling unit. The method including applying electromagnetic (EM) radiation to a complex, where the complex absorbs the EM radiation to generate heat, transforming, using the heat generated by the ...
  • Cast of Civic Characters 

    Altshuler, Joseph (2015-04-14)
    The Cast of Civic Characters is a civic complex for Houston that couples municipal service counters with other public amenities including an auditorium, dining hall, outreach center, gym, and pool. Each program is housed ...
  • Cast of Civic Characters 

    Altshuler, Joseph (2015-04-14)
    The Cast of Civic Characters is a civic complex for Houston that couples municipal service counters with other public amenities including an auditorium, dining hall, outreach center, gym, and pool. Each program is housed ...
  • Layer-by-layer removal of graphene 

    Tour, James M.; Dimiev, Ayrat M.; Kosynkin, Dmitry V. (2015-04-14)
    The present invention provides methods of selectively removing one or more graphene layers from a graphene material by: (1) applying a metal to a surface of the graphene material; and (2) applying a hydrogen containing ...
  • Graphene nanoribbons prepared from carbon nanotubes via alkali metal exposure 

    Tour, James M.; Kosynkin, Dmitry V. (2015-03-31)
    In various embodiments, the present disclosure describes processes for preparing functionalized graphene nanoribbons from carbon nanotubes. In general, the processes include exposing a plurality of carbon nanotubes to an ...
  • Carbon nanotube based imaging agents 

    Wilson, Lon J.; Kissell, Kyle Ryan; Hartman, Keith Bennett (2015-03-24)
    Compositions and methods related to carbon nanotubes are provided. More particularly, imaging agents comprising carbon nanotubes internally loaded with a contrast agent and associated methods are provided. One example of ...
  • System and method for managing input/output data of peripheral devices 

    Barr, Thomas William; Rixner, Scott (2015-03-17)
    A method for communicating data between peripheral devices and an embedded processor that includes receiving, at a data buffer unit of the embedded processor, the data from a peripheral device. The method also includes ...
  • The characterization and visualization of multi-phase systems using microfluidic devices 

    Conn, Charles Andrew (2015-03-10)
    The stability and dynamics of multi-phase systems are still not fully understood, especially in systems of confinement such as microchannel networks and porous media. In particular, systems of liquids and gases that form ...
  • Methods and compositions for bone formation 

    Davis, Alan R.; Davis, Elizabeth A.; Moran, Kevin; Olabisi, Ronke; West, Jennifer L.; Franco, Christy (2015-02-24)
    A method and system to induce bone growth by locally delivering bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) to the target location for a prolonged period without invasive procedures are disclosed. The new bone growth is induced by ...
  • Engineered bacteria produce succinate from sucrose 

    San, Ka-Yiu; Bennett, George N.; Wang, Jian (2015-02-24)
    Bacteria optimized to produce succinate and other feedstocks by growing on low cost carbon sources, such as sucrose.
  • Methods and systems of digital rights management for integrated circuits 

    Koushanfar, Farinaz; Potkonjak, Miodrag (2015-02-24)
    Methods for remote activation and permanent or temporary deactivation of integrated circuits (IC) for digital rights management are disclosed. Remote activation enables designers to remotely control each IC manufactured ...
  • High-yield synthesis of gold nanorods with optical absorption at wavelengths greater than 1000nm using hydroquinone 

    Vigderman, Leonid; Zubarev, Eugene R. (2015-02-17)
    The present invention provides improved methods for preparing cetyltrimethylammonium bromide-capped gold nanoparticles through the use of hydroquinone as a reducing agent. Such methods generally comprise the steps of: (1) ...
  • Method and system for wirelessly transmitting data 

    Magistretti, Eugenio; Gurewitz, Omer; Knightly, Edward W. (2015-02-17)
    A method for transmitting data from a sender to a receiver over a channel. The method includes identifying the receiver, obtaining an initiation correlated symbol sequence (CSS) associated with the receiver, transmitting ...
  • How do High-Status Parents Choose Schools? Evidence from a Choice District 

    Bancroft, Amanda (2015-01-30)
    One premise of contemporary school choice is that parents largely use academic quality indicators – loosely referred to as “accountability data” – to choose schools. This premise does not sufficiently account for the role ...
  • Charge-transfer-based Gas Sensing Using Atomic-layer MoS2 

    Cho, Byungjin; Hahm, Myung Gwan; Choi, Minseok; Yoon, Jongwon; Kim, Ah Ra; Lee, Young-Joo; Park, Sung-Gyu; Kwon, Jung-Dae; Kim, Chang Su; Song, Myungkwan; Jeong, Yongsoo; Nam, Kee-Seok; Lee, Sangchul; Yoo, Tae Jin; Kang, Chang Goo; Lee, Byoung Hun; Ko, Heung Cho; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Kim, Dong-Ho (2015-01-27)
    Two-dimensional (2D) molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) atomic layers have a strong potential to be used as 2D electronic sensor components. However, intrinsic synthesis challenges have made this task difficult. In addition, the ...
  • Chemical tuning of electrical transport in Ti1−xPtxSe2−y 

    Chen, Justin S.; Wang, Jiakui K.; Carr, Scott V.; Vogel, Sven C.; Gourdon, Olivier; Dai, Pengcheng; Morosan, E. (2015-01-20)
    The structural and transport properties of polycrystalline Ti1−xPtxSe2−y(x≤0.13,y≤0.2) are studied, revealing highly tunable electrical properties, spanning nearly ten orders of magnitude in scaled resistivity. Using x-ray ...