Friday, June 26, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 21, 2015

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 26 Inside Science story on a new “hover board” by Lexus quoted Steve Gourlay.

A June 26 R&D.com feature looked at a better way to screen chemicals for cancer, work led by Paul Yaswen.

A June 26 Biofuels-News.com story noted new improvements to biofuel production coming from the Lab’s Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit and quoted Todd Pray.

A June 25 Pleasanton Weekly story noted that Lawrence Livermore was now joining CalCharge, a consortium including Berkeley Lab, and quoted Horst Simon.

A June 25 Symmetry magazine story looked at the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument being developed by the lab and quoted Joe Silber.

A June 23 BioTechniques story looked at new ways to use peptoids, work co-led by Ron Zuckermann.

A June 22 KQED FM story looked at a new strategy for early fire detection and interviewed Carl Pennypacker.

A June 19 Research, Computing & Engineering podcast with Eli Dart looked at the latest in scientific computing.




Friday, June 19, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 14, 2015

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 video by lab employee David Stein showing goats crossing the road has gone viral appearing in dozens of news media outlets around the world. Several stories quoted the Lab’s Tom Price on the lab’s use of goats for fire suppression. Stories appeared on NPR, CNN, San Francisco Chronicle, local stations KGO-TV, KPIX-TV, KRON-TV, KNTV-TV, the San Jose Mercury News, New York Daily News, CBS Network, UPI, and many more.

A June 18 Daily Cal story highlighted new research led by Jill Banfield identifying new bacteria. GenomeWeb ran a similar story.

The summer issue of California magazine includes a story on electric bicycles and quotes Marca Doeff.

Also in the summer issue of California is a profile of Marvin Cohen.

A June 17 Indian Express story featured research on the use of sugarcane biomass for jet fuel, work led by Dean Toste, Alexis Bell and Corinne Scown. Zee News and the Daily Cal also covered their work.

A June 17 Symmetry magazine story on a portable gamma camera mentions its history at Berkeley Lab including the work of William Moses and Steve Holland.

A June 17 R&D.com feature looked at new insights into carbonic acid, work led by Richard Saykally.

A June 16 KCBS-AM story on geysers and seismic activity in Northern California mentioned work by Berkeley Lab.

A June 16 Wired magazine story on the mysteries of neutrinos quoted Alan Poon.

A June 15 Contra Costa Times story highlighted climate research in the Amazon by Jeff Chambers, Lara Kueppers and Kolby Jardine. KTVU-TV Channel 2 also ran a story on their work.

A June 15 BioFuels Digest story looked at work being done at JBEI.

A June 15 Yahoo News story looked at the development of a renewable fuel being led by Peidong Yang, and Chris and Michelle Chang. The Fiscal Times also covered their work.



Friday, June 12, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 7, 2015

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 12 San Francisco Business Times story and video profiled the Lab’s Rosio Alvarez.

A June 12 Daily Cal photo essay looked at the return of goats to the lab’s hillsides and quoted Tom Price.

A June 11 R&D.com feature highlighted work by Robert Kaindl into the development of an ultrafast laser source.

Another June 11 R&D.com feature looked at work on ferroelectric materials led by Chuck Fadley.

A June 10 Philadelphia Inquirer story quoted Rob Ritchie and looked at his work showing how skin can be so tear-resistant.

A June 10 Symmetry magazine story featured work by Carl Haber and Earl Cornell, who will help recover the sounds of Native-American tribes. A video was also developed featuring their work.

A June 9 IMV Europe.com story highlighted new insights into the behavior of clouds, work led by David Romps and Rusen Oktem.

A June 7 Daily Cal story covered the search for a new lab director.





Friday, June 5, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 31, 2015

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 4 Symmetry magazine story on the DECam Legacy Survey of the night sky quoted David Schlegel.

A June 4 Devex.com opinion piece written by Shashi Buluswar looked at the importance of innovative desalination technologies.

A June 3 Symmetry magazine story on new experiments underway at the Large Hadron Collider quoted Beate Heinemann. Phys.org ran a similar story while Lab Public Affairs facilitated a KGO-AM radio interview with Ian Hinchliffe.

A June 3 KRON-TV story looked at an upcoming conference to tackle critical water issues and quoted conference lead Bill Collins.

A June 3 Daily Cal story developed from an obituary written by Lab Public Affairs looking at the life of former lab science writer Judith Goldhaber.

A June 2 California magazine story highlighted research on how the lack of sleep may lead to Alzheimer’s, a study co-led by Bill Jagust.

A June 2 R&D.com feature from a Lab news release looked at the use of new robots for creating antimicrobial compounds at the Molecular Foundry and quoted Ron Zuckermann.

A June 1 California magazine story featured the work of David Romps and Rusen Oktem, who have developed a new way to understand the behavior of clouds. The story was the result of a recent news release written by Lab Public Affairs.

A May 31 KGO-TV story on rashes caused by a Fitbit device included an interview with Nitash Balsara.

A May 30 story in The Atlantic on efforts to double a battery’s life quoted Venkat Srinivasan.