Dateline Rice for June 29, 2012

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Scientists create new paint-on battery
Researchers at Rice University have developed a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface. Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and of chemistry, and Neelam Singh, a graduate student in mechanical engineering and materials science, are quoted. A Rice-produced video is featured. A link to Rice’s news release was featured on the homepage of Science360.gov. Ajayan is also quoted in an article about using nanotechnology to purify water.
Futurity.org
http://bit.ly/OAMtdW

A Rice brainstorm: Spray-on batteries

Houston Chronicle (This front-page article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News, PredictWallStreet.com, Individual.com and MENAFN.com.)
http://bit.ly/MCMVFP
Researchers develop paintable battery
Science360.gov
http://news.rice.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Science360Paint.jpg
Cover charge: New spray-on battery could convert any object into an electricity storage device
Scientific American
http://bit.ly/MBg2cF
Scientists develop spray-on battery
Reuters (This article also appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Globe and Mail, the International Business Times, the Toronto Sun, the Canberra Times, the Brisbane Times, Western Australia Today, the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Stabroek News, the Columbus Republic, the Orlando Sentinel, the Winnipeg Sun, the Calgary Sun, the London Free Press, the Edmonton Sun, the Hampton Roads Daily Press, MSN.com, Canoe.ca, CNBC.com, Yahoo.com, 24HRS.ca, MSNBC.com, ManoramaOnline.com, Townhall.com, EcoBusiness.com,  iOL.com.za, NDTV.com, iTechPost.com, KenyaStar.com, AlbuquerqueExpress.com, Sina.com, Sympatico.ca, NorthKoreaTimes.com, ABC.net.au, TodayOnline.com, Tech2.in.com, RadioAustralia.net.au, Stuff.co.nz, MoneyControl.com, WKZO.com [Kalamazoo, Mich.], WHTC.com [Holland, Mich.], KWGN.com [Denver], KDAL.com [Duluth, Minn.], KWCH.com [Wichita, Kan.], WSAU.com [Wausau, Wis.], WTAQ.com [Green Bay, Wis.] and LSE.co.uk.)
http://reut.rs/M905gr
New battery is spray-painted onto surfaces
United Press International (This article also appeared on iStockAnalyst.com and Individual.com.)
http://bit.ly/ME9F6L
Electric spray paint could turn any surface into a battery
Popular Science
http://bit.ly/N7JILb
Researchers develop spray-on batteries
Christian Science Monitor
http://bit.ly/OEeWAR
High-tech paint turns any surface into a battery
Discovery.com
http://news.discovery.com/tech/spray-on-batteries-120628.html
Scientists create ‘paint on’ batteries
BBC.co.uk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/18639837
First spray-on battery could change home electronics forever — and might even make solar power work properly
Daily Mail (This article also appeared on ThisIsMoney.co.uk, Lucianne.com and UpdatedNews.ca.)
http://bit.ly/KFsS6o
Weird but true
New York Post
http://nyp.st/KQerBf
Spray-on batteries could turn graffiti into power
Gizmodo.com (This article also appeared on Gizmodo.co.uk and Gizmodo.com.au.)
http://bit.ly/KGL5jZ
Rice University researchers create spray-on battery, powered bathroom tiles
Engadget.com
http://engt.co/OCTw5W
Research team unveils spray-on battery
IndustryWeek (This article also appeared in the Sydney Daily Telegraph, the Western Australia Sunday Times, the Brisbane Courier-Mail, the Adelaide Advertiser, the Australian, the Melbourne Herald-Sun, the Oman Daily Observer, the Vancouver Sun, the Straits Times, News.com.au, EVWind.es, ArabNews.com, RawStory.com, Focus-Fen.net, France24.com, iAfrica.com, Naharnet.com and MNN.com.)
http://bit.ly/NRTR3k
Graffiti battery lets you spray paint power supply
New Scientist (This article also appeared on ElectronicsWeekly.com.)
http://bit.ly/QsH4Es
High-tech paint turns any surface into a battery
LiveScience.com
http://www.livescience.com/21245-high-tech-paint-turns-surface-battery.html
Scientists develop spray-on battery, turns any object into electrical storage
Slashgear.com
http://bit.ly/LGpU82
New paint can store and deliver electrical power like battery
PressTV.ir
http://bit.ly/LE1F8v
Paint that acts as a battery invented by researchers in the US
GlobalPost.com
http://bit.ly/LDRS29
Spray-on batteries to transform any surface into a power source
DVice.com
http://dvice.com/archives/2012/06/spray-on-batter.php
Paint that mimics battery
TopNews.us
http://topnews.us/content/249167-paint-mimics-battery
Spray-on battery could slip power into tighter spaces
TechNewsWorld.com
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/75514.html
Rice cooks up spray-paintable battery
ComputerWorld.com
http://bit.ly/MFhEU2
Spray on batteries
ComputerWeekly.com
http://bit.ly/MEp0G3
Paintable battery can be sprayed onto almost any surface
TheVerge.com
http://vrge.co/LUocdR
Turn your beer mug into a paint-on solar charged battery
CleanTechnica.com
http://bit.ly/KHB0DA
Paint with power
RedOrbit.com
http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1112648264/paint-with-power/
US researchers develop paintable battery
SiliconRepublic.com
http://bit.ly/N2I1Tk
Spray, instead of charging, to power devices
DeviceMag.com
http://bit.ly/Lzki9c
Scientists come up with spray on battery
TechEye.net
http://news.techeye.net/science/scientists-come-up-with-spray-on-battery
Spray-on battery makes power paintable
CNet.com
http://cnet.co/M9VAlG
Scientists develop lithium spray-on battery
DailyDisruption.com
http://bit.ly/LHrWoh
In the labs: Batteries that spray on and can grow
GigaOm.com (This article also appeared on ABC11.com [Durham, N.C.].)
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/in-the-labs-batteries-that-spray-on-and-can-grow/
High-tech spray paint could turn any surface into a battery
iScienceTimes.com
http://bit.ly/LIXcmI
Spray on lithium ion battery technology unveiled
EnergyMatters.com.au
http://bit.ly/MtzABH
Scientists develop paintable future batteries
TheMoneyTimes.com

http://bit.ly/OF1oUu

Paintable battery could end traditional packaging for storage devices
NewsTrackIndia.com (This Asian News International article also appeared on NetIndia123.com, WebIndia123.com, Sify.com, NewKerala.com and AndhraNews.net.)

http://bit.ly/MFo1qd
Special paint turns any surface into a battery

PSFK.com

http://www.psfk.com/2012/06/battery-paint.html

KTRK-TV

http://bit.ly/NWOWy6

KHOU-TV (Similar stories appeared on WCBS-AM [New York], KDKA-AM [Pittsburgh], WXMI-TV [Grand Rapids, Mich.], KMOX-AM [St. Louis], WBBM-AM [Chicago], WTOP-FM [Washington, D.C.], KRLD-AM [Dallas], WWJ-AM [Detroit], KHON-TV [Honolulu], WAMU-FM [Washington, D.C.] and KING-TV [Seattle].)

http://bit.ly/LFB6Qr

Paint-on batteries demonstrated
LondonWired.co.uk

http://bit.ly/OFPF8h

Spray-on battery developed
T3.com.au

http://www.t3.com.au/2012/06/29/spray-on-battery-developed/

‘Nanotech for clean water’
Asian Age (This article also appeared in the Deccan Chronicle.)

http://www.asianage.com/kochi/nanotech-clean-water-027

A vindication, with a legacy still unwritten
Douglas Brinkley, professor of history and fellow in history at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in articles about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act and President Barack Obama’s legacy. The New York Times article appeared on the front page of the print edition. Brinkley is also quoted in an article about population growth in New Orleans.
New York Times

http://nyti.ms/MEuWNA

Obama’s Supreme Court win may help now more than November
Bloomberg.com (This article also appeared in Businessweek and the New Orleans Times-Picayune.)
http://bloom.bg/LU1tjK
New Orleans tops list of fastest-growing US cities

Boston Globe (This article also appeared in the Washington Post.)

http://b.globe.com/LTLxfT

HIV in the mountain kingdom
Alumna Jordan Schermerhorn ’12 authored this column about her travels in southern Africa with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.
New York Times

http://nyti.ms/KPtYkL

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

China’s manned space mission marks ‘great first step’
Carolyn Sumners, adjunct professor of physics and astronomy, discusses China’s recent manned space mission.
NetIndia123.com (This article also appeared on WebIndia123.com, NewsTrackIndia.com, Sify.com and CE.cn.)

http://bit.ly/MvgX0f

Life and work of late Desrey Fox hailed
The life and work of alumna Desrey Caesar-Fox ’03 was honored by the Guyana Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport.
Guyana Chronicle

http://bit.ly/NX1W79

HOUSTON/TEXAS

Forget the ruling, Houston professionals happy to talk about health care issues
Elena Marks, scholar in health policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted in news items about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Marks appeared in the KPRC-TV studio for an online chat about the decision with viewers.
Houston Business Journal

http://bit.ly/LzND3q

KPRC-TV

http://bit.ly/Lk9NbE

KUHF-FM

http://bit.ly/OFk3kr

Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act
BurntOrangeReport.com

http://bit.ly/QrTRH6

KPRC-TV

http://bit.ly/LVvWxY

Eight of nation’s 15 fastest-growing big cities in Texas
Texas had eight of the 15 fastest-growing large cities in the country, according to census figures. Steve Murdock, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, is quoted. Murdock is also quoted in an article about Oklahoma’s rising Hispanic population.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

http://bit.ly/OzHxGf

Oklahoma: Hispanic population surging
HispanicTrending.com

http://bit.ly/MDYawb

Texas leads US with eight of the fastest-growing cities

Texas cities dominated the latest population projections from the U.S. Census Bureau, with eight of the 15 fastest-growing cities in the country located in the Lone Star State. Michael Cline, research scientist at the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, is quoted.
Dallas Morning News (subscription required)

http://dallasne.ws/MX1sNd

UTSA scholar honored by peers
Alumna Heather Shipley ’06 was awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers New Faculty in Teaching Award.
KENS5.com (San Antonio)

http://www.kens5.com/younews/160581145.html

Tyson Miller of Belton graduates from Rice University
A news brief reports that Tyson Miller ’12 graduated from Rice May 12.
Belton Journal

http://bit.ly/NH4xhP

BROADCAST/WEBCAST

KUHF-FM
Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and professor of economics, is quoted in news items about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

http://bit.ly/OHHbP9

KPRC-TV
http://bit.ly/QA9AE4
US Supreme Court paves way for health reform

Lancet Oncology

http://news.rice.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/LancetOncology_Ho.pdf

KRIV-TV
Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor and chair of political science and fellow in political science at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, appeared three times on KRIV-TV to discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Jones is also quoted in an article about factors which will influence Hispanic voting. An English translation of that article is not available.
http://bit.ly/Qzz4Bn
KRIV-TV

http://bit.ly/KQTp5B

KRIV-TV
http://bit.ly/MZlHGv
Immigration or the economy, which is the most important for the Hispanic vote?

La Voz (Houston)

http://bit.ly/LFCX7Q

KIAH-TV(This story also appeared on BurbankLeader.com and The33TV.com [Dallas].)
Daniel Cohan, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted in a story about ozone levels in Houston.

http://bit.ly/OIzhoO

TRADE/PROFESSIONAL

Palladium outshines iron in TCE cleanup tests
In the first side-by-side tests of palladium- and iron-based catalysts, palladium destroyed the carcinogen TCE up to a billion times faster than iron, a new Rice study shows. Michael Wong, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and of chemistry, is quoted.
Platinum Today

http://bit.ly/LDOsMU

First UK solo exhibition of accomplished international artist Jacob Hashimoto opens at Ronchini Gallery
Rice is mentioned in an article about an exhibition by artist Jacob Hashimoto.
ArtDaily.org

http://artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56214#.T-2pBpEXEyg

OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

James Turrell: ‘Twilight Epiphany’ Skyspace at Rice University
Articles discuss the James Turrell “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace at Rice.
Designboom.com

http://bit.ly/NGfT5L

‘Twilight Epiphany’ by James Turrell
Contemporist.com

http://www.contemporist.com/2012/06/28/twilight-epiphany-by-james-turrell/

Natural gas gold rush: Is your state next?
Vicki Colvin, the Kenneth S. Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Chemistry, professor in chemical and biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, is quoted in an article about America’s shale gas boom.
Hattiesburg American (Miss.)

www.hattiesburgamerican.com/usatoday/article/55845708

Cost of college a burden for children of divorce
A study shows that children of divorced parents can have difficulty affording college. Rice research is cited.
Naples News (Fla.) (This article also appeared in the Marco Eagle.)

http://bit.ly/LGan83

SPORTS

Cingrani makes like Sale in throwing a gem
Former Rice baseball player Tony Cingrani is featured in an article recapping a baseball game between the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and the Jackson Generals.
South Town Star (Ill.)

http://bit.ly/McoPo6

El Campo seniors commit to play football at Rice
Two El Campo, Texas, high school seniors have committed to play football at Rice.
Victoria Advocate (Texas)

http://bit.ly/OFxcZq

Student-athletes’ deaths prompt new workout guidelines
Health and sports professionals are trying to make conditioning sessions safer for student-athletes by collaborating to create the first consensus guidelines on preventing sudden deaths during workouts. The 2006 death of Rice football player Dale Lloyd II is mentioned.
CBSNews.com (This Associate Press article appeared on CBC.ca and nearly 70 other media outlets.)

http://cbsn.ws/MFNXPG

NEWS RELEASES

Rice expert available to discuss Amazon’s shift on sales tax
Utpal Dholakia, a professor of management at Rice University, is available to comment on the shift by Amazon.com’s attitude toward sales tax and anticipated consumer reactions.

http://news.rice.edu/?p=30839

Centennial video series: Herzstein Hall arcade
Working with Centennial Historian Melissa Kean, video producer Brandon Martin takes a look at the Herzstein Hall arcade.

http://news.rice.edu/?p=30865

Rice University experts available to comment on Mexican elections
Two newly appointed experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy can speak about the Mexican elections from a variety of perspectives.
http://news.rice.edu/?p=30859

About Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin is a news assistant in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs. Patrick is responsible for production of the daily newsletter Dateline Rice and maintaining databases of metrics of mentions of Rice in the news media.