Friday, November 21, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 16, 2014


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.

A Nov. 21 San Jose Mercury News story featured the General Purpose Laboratory building and the battery research that it will house. The story quoted Venkat Srinivasan and Brett Helms and also ran in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Paradise Post, Chico Enterprise-Record, Oakland Tribune and Contra Costa Times.

A Nov. 21 Science magazine story on China’s efforts to curb greenhouse gases quoted Lynn Price.

A Nov. 20 ClimateWire story featured research into the carbon release from soil microbes, work led by Jinyun Tang and William Riley. Astrobiology Magazine also covered their work.

A Nov. 20 Climate Central story looked at a new report on ways to decarbonize the U.S. and quoted Margaret Torn. She was also quoted in an International Business Times story.

A Nov. 20 AZOCleantech story featured the health benefits of reducing greenhouse gases, research led by Dev Millstein and Jeff Greenblatt.

A Nov. 18 Xinhua News story on China’s use of coal quoted Nan Zhou.

A Nov. 18 KGO-TV Channel 7 story on the CalCharge battery collaboration included an interview with Venkat Srinivasan.

A Nov. 18 Network Computing story named what it considered the top science and technology labs, which included Berkeley Lab.

A Nov. 17 GreenTech Media story noted the Lab’s involvement in the creation of a vehicle-to-grid project at the Los Angeles Air Force Base.

A Nov. 17 PC World story noted the latest iteration of the Top 500 supercomputers list, co-managed by Erich Strohmaier and Horst Simon. Network World and many others also covered the latest announcement.

A Nov. 17 Scientific American story on the next generation of supercomputers cited the Lab and NERSC.

A Nov. 16 USA Today story highlighted research showing an increase in lightning strikes with climate change, work led by David Romps. EarthSky, IEEE Spectrum, Daily Cal, Self Magazine and ZME Science were some of the others covering his work.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 9, 2014


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.

A Nov. 14 Wall Street Journal story on a new DOE investment in supercomputers quoted Horst Simon.

A Nov. 14 Fox News story on a US-China climate accord quoted Lynn Price. Stories in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, and others noted previous Lab research on China’s climate efforts.

A Nov. 13 CBS News story featured research by David Romps on lightning strikes. The study was widely covered including by the New York Times, Reuters, BBC News, Washington Post, Scientific American, Discovery and dozens of other news outlets.

A Nov. 13 Chemistry World story on strong biomaterials quoted Antoni Tomsia.

A Nov. 13 Badger Herald opinion piece on diversity in research labs quoted the Lab’s Julie Chao.

A Nov. 11 Washington Post story covered the awarding of Breakthrough Prizes to Saul Perlmutter and the Supernova Cosmology Project, and one to Jennifer Doudna. The New York Times, Forbes, Daily Cal and numerous other outlets also covered the award announcement.

A Nov. 11 HPCWire story highlighted research on climate modeling led by Michael Wehner. Gizmag, Computer Business Review and OpenScienceWorld.com also featured his work.

A Nov. 10 ZME Science story looked at the possibility of using synthetic biology to support future space missions, work led by Adam Arkin and Amor Menezes.

A Nov. 7 PBS Newshour story highlighted research led by Martha Stampfer on the creation of “immortal cells.” The Daily Cal also covered her work.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 2, 2014


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.

A Nov. 7 Discovery News story looked at the possibility of using synthetic biology to support future space missions, citing work by Adam Arkin and Amor Menezes. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, GizMag, NDTV, Times of India, the Business Standard and others also covered the possibility.

A Nov. 7 IEEE Spectrum story on efforts to develop a magnesium-ion battery cited work by David Prendergast and Liwen Wan.

A Nov. 7 Chicago Tribune story on common heating myths quoted Max Sherman.

A Nov. 5 ANI News story highlighted work on thirdhand smoke led by Hugo Destaillats. Mumbai Mirror, VOXXI and others also covered the research.

A Nov. 4 EnergyWire story looked at the research planned for the new General Purpose Laboratory and quoted Venkat Srinivasan and Brett Helms.

A Nov. 4 ClimateWire story featured new research into arctic warming led by Daniel Feldman. Nature World News, Huffington Post and others also covered his work.

A Nov. 4 Mosaic Science story on designing better classrooms quoted Mark Mendell on his work into indoor air quality.

A Nov. 3 Wired magazine story on missing pulsars at the center of the galaxy quoted Kathryn Zurek. She was also quoted in a Universe Today story on the same topic.

A Nov. 3 FedTech magazine story on new data centers highlighted the Lab’s CRT facility and quoted Bill Tschudi.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 26, 2014


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.

The recent opening of the General Purpose Laboratory, with help from Energy Secretary Moniz,  was covered by KCBS radio, KTVU-TV Channel 2 and the Daily Cal, which included quotes from Venkat Srinivasan and Frances Houle.

An Oct. 30 Daily Cal story noted the signing at Berkeley Lab of an MOU between UC and Mexico.

An Oct. 30 Science magazine story on dark matter quoted Yonit Hochberg.

An Oct. 30 Daily Cal story looked at continuing efforts by UC Berkeley and the lab to create a new campus in Richmond. Richmond Confidential and a second Daily Cal story also looked at those efforts.

An Oct. 29 KQED.com story on the recent Uncharted conference in Berkeley noted presentations by Jennifer Doudna and Shashi Buluswar.

An Oct. 28 Daily Cal story highlighted the recent release of lab diversity statistics.

An Oct. 28 NBC Bay Area story on the recovery of audio from a family’s old record noted that the technology was created at Berkeley Lab.

An Oct. 27 Lansing State Journal story on “energy vampires” noted research by Alan Meier.

An Oct. 27 KQED.com story highlighted a lab effort to create a solar vaccine fridge quoting  Zach Friedman, Reshma Singh and Jonathan Slack.

An Oct. 25 Tech Times story featured research into the molecular structure of water at gold electrodes led by Miquel Salmeron. ChemEurope.com also covered the work.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 19, 2014


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.

An Oct. 24 Scientific Computing story looked at a new Atlantic extension of ESnet. Symmetry, insideHPC and Network World also covered the announcement.

An Oct. 24 Fars News story featured a new 3D map of the universe and quoted David Schlegel. Several other outlets also covered the work.

A recent special edition issue of Cosmos Magazine on artificial intelligence quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon.

An Oct. 22 Physics World story highlighted work led by Xiang Zhang on a new amplifier design for quantum circuits. Phys.Org also covered the work.

An Oct. 22 Forbes story on new findings about the Universe’ dark matter quoted Adrian Lee. Christian Science Monitor, Daily Galaxy, Capital Wired and many others ran similar stories.

An Oct. 21 story in The Guardian looked at the new FLEXLAB facility and quoted Cindy Regnier.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 12, 2014


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.

An Oct. 17 CleanTechnica story included work on a magnesium-ion battery by David Prendergast and Liwen Wan.

On Oct. 17 Engineering.com featured a 3D map of the “adolescent” universe noting work by Martin White and Casey Stark. Daily Galaxy also covered their work.

An Oct. 16 Oakland North story looked at a recent Science At The Theater event, quoting Katie Antypas and Jeff Miller.

An Oct. 16 Daily Cal story featured work on a possible cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, work co-led by John Tainer and David Shin.

An Oct. 14 GCN.com story highlighted the recent creation of a heat map and quoted Ronnen Levinson.

An Oct. 14 CBS Moneywatch story on an uptick in PV installations quoted Galen Barbose. He was also quoted in a similar story on WROC Rochester.

An Oct. 13 Fox News story featured FLEXLAB and included Mary Ann Piette.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Sept. 28- Oct. 10, 2014


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.

An upcoming issue of Sierra magazine includes a look at cool pavement research being conducted at the Lab.

An Oct. 10 story in The Guardian quoted Nan Zhou on China’s energy efficiency efforts.

An Oct. 8 San Francisco Chronicle story on a new wave of funding for brain research noted the Lab’s involvement. A similar Daily Cal story quoted Bruce Cohen and Peter Denes.

An Oct. 6 Daily Cal story noted the awarding of the National Medal of Science to Alexandre Chorin.

An Oct. 6 Radio Free Asia story on China’s efforts to become more energy efficient quoted David Fridley.

An Oct. 3 Fars News story featured research on quark-gluon plasma led by Xin-Nian Wang and Peter Jacobs.

An Oct. 3 Information Week story on the use of supercomputers for modeling (including climate change) quoted Michael Wehner.

An Oct. 2 Quartz story on Apple’s planned watch quoted Venkat Srinivasan on its expected battery life.

An Oct. 1 KNPR-FM story on solar energy efforts in Nevada included Andy Satchwell.

A Sept. 30 Forbes magazine story highlighted research on the death of stars, work supported by NERSC and the Lab’s Computational Research Division. Engineering.com, The Daily Mail, New Scientist, International Business Times and the Economic Times were among many that reported the news.

On Sept. 30 R&D.com featured research on a new way to automate the sorting of genomes, work led by Steven Singer and Yu-Wei Wu.

A September issue of Symmetry magazine covered recent efforts by the Daya Bay experiment to discover sterile neutrinos and quoted Kam-Biu Luk.

A Sept. 30 Richmond Confidential story gave an update on the Richmond Bay Campus effort.

A Sept. 30 IEEE Spectrum story on the rise of rooftop solar efforts quoted Andrew Satchwell and a report he recently co-authored.

A Sept. 29 San Jose Mercury News story on climate impacts on California’s drought cited a recent study co-led by Daithi Stone.

A Sept. 28 BioFuels Digest issue included a Q&A with JBEI’s Seema Singh.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 21, 2014


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.

A Sept. 26 San Francisco Chronicle story highlighted a new report on solar panels, work led by Galen Barbose. Computer World, PV Magazine and others also covered the report.

On Sept. 26 R&D.com featured work on artificial photosynthesis led by Peidong Yang.

A Sept. 25 Southern California Public Radio story highlighted research led by the Lab’s Ronnen Levinson which led to an interactive heat map of 5 California cities.

The latest issue of National Geographic magazine features work by the Lab’s Anand Gopal, Samveg Saxena and Amol Phadke showing benefits of electric cars in India and China. (no link)

A Sept. 23 Consumer Reports story on adding value to your home (including the addition of solar power) quoted Galen Barbose.

A Sept. 22 FCW magazine story on employee collaborative tools, including those being used at Berkeley Lab, quoted Adam Stone.

A September issue of Physics Today highlighted work co-led by the Lab’s Oliver Gessner, which helps give a better understanding of quantum vortices within liquid helium.

A Sept. 21 Daily Cal story covered the recent Berkeley Lab hiring of three developmentally disabled people from ProjectSEARCH noting Kem Robinson and Lady Idos’ involvment.

A Sept. 19 BBC News story on the history of plutonium noted Berkeley Lab’s contributions to better understanding the element.

On Sept. 19 the Associated Press ran a story noting California will ban smoking at home day care facilities, citing recent research by Berkeley Lab. Many news outlets covered the decision.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 14, 2014


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.

A Sept. 18 USA Today story noted a new report on solar energy and quoted Galen Barbose, while Mark Bolinger was quoted in a similar story in BreakingEnergy.com.
PV Magazine and other publications also ran stories.

A Sept. 17 International Business Times story on MacArthur Award winners quoted previous Lab winner, Carl Haber.

A Sept. 16 KGO-TV Channel 7 story featured a startup originating from Berkeley Lab technology that now helps remove arsenic from well water.

A Sept. 16 Forbes.com story on renewable energy prices cited work led by Ryan Wiser which showed a reduction of wind energy costs.

A Sept. 15 US News & World Report story highlighted work by Bill Jagust on proteins and Alzheimer’s. The work was widely covered by numerous TV stations, the Daily Cal, Examiner.com, HealthDay, WebMD and many others.