Design Map Illustration of Data (image) Rice University Share Print E-Mail Caption This is an illustration produced by Rice University scientists compares the properties of composite structures based on their calculations. The researchers have created a design map that predicts the strength, stiffness and toughness of composites regardless of size. Credit Shahsavari Group/Rice University Usage Restrictions For news reporting purposes only. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.