Friday, June 24, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 19, 2016

Berkeley Lab “In the News” is our weekly review of Lab researchers, staff, and students who have appeared in the news media this past week. This is but a sampling of our coverage. Please note that some links may expire after time.
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A June 24 ExecutiveGov.com story on cyber threats quoted Sean Peisert.

A June 23 Energy.gov blog highlighted innovative efforts to move technology to market and focused on the Lab’s Cyclotron Road program.

A June 23 UC News story looked at how entrepreneurs may be important in battling climate change. The story also looked at the Lab’s Cyclotron Road program and quoted Ilan Gur.

A June 21 New York Times story noted that China topped the latest Top500 supercomputer list compiled by Horst Simon and Erich Strohmaier. The Wall Street Journal quoted Simon while numerous publications covered the list including ABC News, San Francisco Chronicle, the Associated Press, Washington Post, Chinese Daily, Asahi Shimbun, EE Times and more.


A June 21 Daily Cal story noted that Art Rosenfeld and Jennifer Doudna had won Tang Prizes this year. The Taipei Times also covered the awards.

A June 20 Popular Science story highlighted a new app, called MyGreenCar, developed by Sam Saxena.

A June 20 UC News story featured work on wave energy led by Marcus Lehmann through the Lab’s Cyclotron Road program and led by Ilan Gur.

A June 12 episode of the podcast Science Today interviewed Kevin Wilson on research into how cloud droplets form; work first publicized in a Lab news release.

The summer 2016 issue of California magazine looks at indoor air quality research by Bill Fisk and Mark Mendell.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 12, 2016

Berkeley Lab “In the News” is our weekly review of Lab researchers, staff, and students who have appeared in the news media this past week. This is but a sampling of our coverage. Please note that some links may expire after time. 
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A June 17 EnergyWire story looked at an effort by Evan Mills and his son to quantify and reduce energy consumption from video gaming. Their story was first told in a Lab news release.

A June 17 ClimateWire story on the consequences of global warming quoted Charles Koven.

A June 16 Technology Review story looked at research efforts by the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis and mentioned Frances Houle.

A June 16 Quartz story on efforts to use silicon anodes in EVs quoted Robert Kostecki.

A June 16 Chemistry World story, based on a Lab news release, featured work on bionic enzymes led by John HartwigGenetic Engineering & Biotechnology News and a Nature podcast also covered the work.

A June 15 EE Times story highlighted the release of data and two new apps from the Lab’s Materials Project and quoted Kristin PerssonInsideHPC and Agri-Pulse.com also ran similar stories based on a Lab news release.

A June 14 Scientific American story on extreme weather quoted Dáithí 
Stone.

A June 14 Yahoo News story, based on a Lab news release, highlighted an effort to use an array of mini robots to search for distant galaxies and quoted Parker Fagrelius. The project was widely covered including by the Daily Mail, NDTV, Economic Times, The Register, Daily Cal, Business Standard, Science World and many others.

A June 14 Becker’s Hospital Review story looked at the benefits of running, work led by Paul Williams. The website FiveThirtyEight.com also covered the work and that story was then syndicated to numerous other news outlets.

A June 14 GreenBiz.com story on designing cities for autonomous vehicles cited work by Jeff Greenblatt.

A June 13 Berkeleyside.com story on a vigil for the victims in Orlando noted the participation of Lab employees.

A June 11 Xinhua News story featured work by Chris Chang showing copper’s benefits in weight loss. The Epoch Times, NDTV, and the Business Standard also covered his work, which first appeared in a Lab news release.





Friday, June 10, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 5, 2016

Berkeley Lab “In the News” is our weekly review of Lab researchers, staff, and students who have appeared in the news media this past week. This is but a sampling of our coverage. Please note that some links may expire after time.
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A June 9 Forbes magazine story on new developments in artificial photosynthesis quoted Frances Houle.
A June 9 Women’s Health Magazine story highlighted work led by Chris Chang showing the benefits of copper in reducing fat. The work, first appearing in a Lab news release, was widely covered in dozens of outlets including by China Topix, University Herald, the Daily Cal, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Hindustan Times, HealthNewsLine, and many others.

A June 9 Voice of America story on a new agreement between India and the U.S. to phase out certain air conditioner chemicals noted a recent report on the issue led by Nihar Shah. The Buenos Aires Herald and other outlets also covered the discussion.

A June 9 Chemistry World story explained super heavy elements and included a video with the Lab’s Ken Gregorich and Jackie Gates on the work being done at the Lab.

A June 9 Nanowerk story noted the release of new data and two new apps from the Materials Project, led by Kristin Persson and Gerbrand Ceder. The story resulted from a Lab news release and also appeared in ChemEurope.com.

A June 8 MedGadget story featured work on a chemofilter for the removal of chemotherapy drugs, work led by X. Chelsea Chen and which first appeared in a Lab news releaseBeckers' Hospital Review and Daily Kos were some of the others also covering the work.

A June 8 Financial Post story on next-generation lithium-ion battery research noted recent work led by Gerbrand Ceder and which first appeared in a Lab news release. The work was also featured in a Daily Cal story.

A June 7 Greentech Media story looked at reports from the Future Electric Utility Regulation series from Berkeley Lab.

A June 4 Wired magazine story on dark matter quoted Kathryn Zurek.





Friday, June 3, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 29, 2016

Berkeley Lab “In the News” is our weekly review of Lab researchers, staff, and students who have appeared in the news media this past week. This is but a sampling of our coverage. Please note that some links may expire after time. 
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A June 3 Technology Review story on the true cost of solar quoted Andrew Mills.

A June 3 CounterPunch story on climate change and this year’s elections cited a recent Lab Science At the Theater conversation with Bill Collins. The UK Progressive ran a similar story citing Collins’ conversation.

A June 2 Reuters story on a synthetic human genome project, an effort co-authored by the Lab’s Adam Arkin, noted the Lab’s involvement. The new initiative was widely covered, including by Yahoo News, the New York Times and many others.

A June 2 NPR ‘Here and Now’ story included an interview with Nihar Shah on a recent study he led showing the effect of air-conditioners on climate. The Washington Post and numerous other news outlets also covered the report’s findings.

A June 2 Radio EcoShock podcast on record heat in India and Pakistan included an interview with Michael Wehner.

A June 1 CivilEats.com story highlighted work by Gary Andersen and a composting research project he is leading.

A June 1 Environmental Leader story noted the Lab’s effort to find solutions to California’s drought and quoted Peter Nico. The effort, first noted in a Lab news release and which includes a partnership with the California Almond Board, was also covered in the Hanford Sentinel and Porterville Record.

A May 31 Green Car Congress story highlighted research on next-generation lithium-ion batteries, work led by Gerbrand Ceder and publicized in a Lab news release. R&D.com and EnergyHarvestingJournal were some of the others covering his work.

A May 31 KQED Radio ‘Forum’ show included Horst Simon on the meeting of energy ministers in San Francisco this week. His segment begins at the 16:50 mark.

A May 30 Alaska Public Radio story on finding energy solutions for rural Alaska included the Lab’s Peter Larsen.

A May 30 Daily Cal story featured the DoseNet program, from a Lab news release, led by the Lab’s Kai Vetter and quoted Brian Plimley and Per Peterson.

A May 30 Scientific American story highlighted a study led by Alan Meier showing the energy consumption of roof racks, work first publicized via a Lab news release.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 22, 2016

Berkeley Lab “In the News” is our weekly review of Lab researchers, staff, and students who have appeared in the news media this past week. This is but a sampling of our coverage. Please note that some links may expire after time. 
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A May 26 Maine Public Broadcasting story on that state’s high cost of energy quoted Galen Barbose citing a recent Lab report.

A May 26 Climate Central story on increased heat waves in Africa quoted Michael Wehner. Scientific American also ran the story.

A May 26 Washington Post story on rooftop solar cited a recent Lab study.

A May 26 Phys.Org story noted the success of a new accelerator built by Berkeley Lab for Fermilab and quoted Derun Li and Wim Leemans.

A May 25 Nature commentary, written by Spencer Klein, looked at the need for next-generation neutrino experiments.

A May 25 Fresno Bee story highlighted a new Lab effort focusing on water and energy and quoted Peter Nico. The Modesto Bee, CleanTechnica, The CA Almond Board, AgNetWest and others also covered the new effort which was publicized via a Lab news release.

A May 25 Biofuels Digest story on the challenges to commercializing biological products quoted Jay Keasling. Keasling was also a part of a May 20 San Francisco Business Times story on new bioengineering tools.

A May 24 Phys.Org feature, from a Lab news story, profiled dark matter physicist Kathryn Zurek.

A May 24 PV Tech story on the health and environmental benefits of solar energy quoted Ryan Wiser.

A May 22 KPIX-TV CBS story on chemicals in car seats included an interview with Don Lucas.

A recent story on The Next Platform looked at “burst buffer” technology being used at NERSC and quoted Debbie Bard.