The Rice Thresher
The Rice Thresher is the official campus newspaper of Rice University. It is published every Wednesday during the school year. Approximately 3,000 copies are circulated throughout the university. This publication is produced by undergraduate students.
Since the beginning of the century, the Rice Thresher has changed its format and page dimensions. However, it remains to be a staple among the student community.
The Rice Thresher first appeared in 1916. It is published by undergraduate students at Rice University. Each issue contains news and relevant articles. In addition, it acts as a public forum for students.
Rice is a staple food around the world. Half of the global population eats rice. Due to its high protein content, it is a healthy alternative to meat. Unlike beef and chicken, it has low moisture content, so it can be stored for long periods of time.
Rice threshers can be manually operated or mechanically. Normally, manual threshing methods include hand beating against an object or beating grain against a hard object such as a drum. These threshing methods can be used to separate the culm from the rice grains.
A threshing system is important for pretreatment of rice in yield evaluation. During this process, the grain is separated from the husk and straw.
The threshing system provides strong support for automatic trait evaluation of rice. However, traditional threshers are not suitable for this purpose. For this reason, researchers developed a whole-feeding threshing machine.
The researchers used a programmable logic controller to control the threshing system. In order to eliminate threshing residues, a centrifugal fan was attached to the threshing sieving unit.