Friday, August 10, 2018

Week Ending August 10

Lab news releases earned the following coverage:

A Lab release on research to “squeeze” nanocrystals to change their phase, led by Tom Russell (MSD) and Brett Helms (MF), was picked up by R&D Magazine. (Aug. 10) picked up a Lab release about a stronger type of covalent organic frameworks, or COFs. (Aug. 6)

Utility Dive and Daily Energy Insider highlight the Lab’s role in a challenge that seeks smart-grid concepts. The challenge was announced in an Aug. 2 Lab press release.  (Aug. 6)

The Daily Californian writes about Lab-developed resources related to power outage impacts and costs featured in a July 31 Lab release. (Aug. 3)

The Lab or Lab staff appeared in the following media:

The journal Science published a news article highlighting Lab research that is exploring the use of synchrotron-produced infrared light to explore cell identification. The article quotes Cynthia McMurray (MBIB) and Michael Martin (ALS). (Aug. 10)

Green Car Congress reported on a development led by U. Wisconsin-Madison in engineering yeast to tolerate ionic liquid for biomass pretreatment, involving Michael Thelen of JBEI. (Aug. 10)

The Sacramento News & Review covered a recent Lab water talk in Sacramento, quoting Peter Nico (EESA), Chinmayee Subban (ETA), and Dan Miller (CSD). (Aug. 9)

GenomeWeb reported that Newomics, a Lab spinoff company founded by former Lab scientists Daojing Wang and Pan Mao and subject of a Lab release in 2017, raised $3.9M in funding. (Aug. 9) (subscription required) mentions an Aug. 2 Lab report related to grid management. (Aug. 9)

The New York Times quoted Michael Wehner (CRD) in a report about climate and wildfires as well as in a follow-up Q&A with the reporter. USA Today featured a quote by Wehner that had originally appeared in a Bloomberg news article. The Los Angeles Times and numerous other media reports also carried comments by Wehner. (Aug. 8)

A Bloomberg article titled “Your Chandelier May Be Trump's Next Regulatory Rollback Target” cites a 2017 Lab report on light bulb energy efficiency. (Aug. 8)

The Daily Cal ran a package of stories on Berkeley’s legacy. The Lab was featured in several of them: Ashok Gadgil and Jay Keasling were quoted in a story on Berkeley’s scientific legacy, “From cyclotrons to wetsuits;” Ernest Lawrence, Glenn Seaborg, and the Lab’s history were mentioned in a story that highlighted 90 years of nuclear innovation at UC Berkeley; another article about the Nuclear Free Berkeley Act quotes John German and former Lab researcher Gordon Wozniak; and the Lab is mentioned in a piece on the effects of Berkeley’s nuclear-free zone. (Aug. 8)

Margaret Torn (EESA) is quoted in a CNN piece on Trump’s Tweets on California’s fires. (Aug. 7)

CityLab, in a feature article, references Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo’s research at the Lab. (Aug. 6)

A San Francisco Chronicle story on technology for fighting wildfires mentions FUEGO, a satellite-based fire detection system co-developed by the Lab, and quotes Carl Pennypacker (PH). (Aug. 4)

Mother Jones quoted Mary Ann Piette in an article about how hot weather strains the electrical grid. (Aug. 4)

Friday, August 3, 2018

Week Ending August 3

Lab news releases earned the following coverage:

Peter Larsen (ETA) is quoted in a Daily Cal story on tools he helped develop to estimate grid interruption costs. (Aug. 3)

Forester Daily News, North American Clean Energy, and EnvironmentGuru covered a Lab release on the Plug & Play DER Challenge. (Aug. 2)

The Lab or Lab staff appeared in the following media:

Michael Wehner (CRD) is quoted in stories in the San Francisco Chronicle, Axios, The Guardian, Common Dreams, and The Weather Network on the connection between climate change and California’s fire season.

The Fresno Bee and Energy Manager Today covered a report written by Anand R. Gopal (ETA) and Julia Szinai on EVs and the grid. (Aug. 3)

ThinkProgress cited a Lab report on vehicle-to-grid technology. (Aug. 3)

NGT News cited a Lab report on renewable energy supply. (Aug. 3)

A Reuters report on Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum’s plans for stricter vehicle emissions mentions that she researched greenhouse gas emissions when she was at the Lab. (Aug. 2), Eurasia Review,, and Canada News Media wrote about a study led by the University of British Columbia and involving the Lab (Patrick Shih [EGSB]) that found that bacteria can go extinct. (July 31)

The Lab’s Heat Island Group was cited in an opinion piece in on San Luis Obispo’s efforts to address climate change. (July 31)

The Lab’s MyGreenCar app is mentioned in an NRDC blog post on buying a greener car. (July 31)

Mary Ann Piette (ETA) is cited in an article in Grist on how hot weather strains the grid. (July 30)

A Lab study on air conditioners is cited in an opinion piece by two Harvard researchers published in The Hill on the environmental impacts of AC. (July 30)

Saul Perlmutter and his Supernova Cosmology Project are mentioned in an story on dark energy. (July 27)

Friday, July 27, 2018

Week Ending July 27

Lab news releases earned the following coverage:

The Daily Cal covered Ravi Prasher’s appointment as ALD. Prasher and Horst Simon were quoted in the article. (July 26)

Civil+Structural Engineer picked up a Lab article on ESS-DIVE, a digital tool for environmental data. (July 26)

Global Energy World and The Daily Cal picked up a Lab feature on William Baker, the Lab’s first electrical engineer, who died earlier this year at the age of 103. (July 24)

Green Car Congress picked up a Lab release on a nanoscale imaging study led by Francesca Toma (CSD). (July 23)

The Lab or Lab staff appeared in the following media:

Lynn Price is quoted in an NPR piece on Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, Mexico City’s first female elected mayor. (July 25)

Michael Wehner (CRD) is quoted in stories in Slate, Bloomberg, and Mashable on the relationship between climate change and the summer heat wave. The stories were picked up by several other media outlets, including the Houston Chronicle, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Asian Correspondent, and Undark.  (July 24)

Plastics News ran a story about a biotech startup called Kalion that worked with the Lab under the DOE small business voucher program to develop bio-based fibers. (July 24)

Lab research on thirdhand smoke was cited in a Honolulu Star-Advertiser story on the topic. (July 23)

An article in Quanta Magazine featured the ATLAS experiment at CERN and quoted Ben Nachman (PH). (July 23)

An Arkansas Online story on solar installations in the state cited a Lab report. (July 23)

A Chemical & Engineering News column on Berkeley’s falcon chicks mentions they were named after elements discovered at the Lab. (July 21)

InsideHPC ran an article on a new DOE exascale co-design center, a collaboration of eight national labs, with Peter Nugent (CRD) leading Berkeley Lab’s involvement. (July 20)

An opinion column in the Record Herald on whether wind farms affect property values cited a 2013 Lab report. (July 20)