Friday, August 22, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 17, 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 August 22 Live Science story highlighted work co-led by the Lab’s Oliver Gessner which helps give a better understanding of quantum vortices within liquid helium.

An August 22 story on The Energy Collective covered a new Lab-led report on wind power and quoted the Lab’s Ryan Wiser. CleanEnergy and FierceEnergy were some of the other outlets that also covered the report’s release.

An August 21 story in The Ecologist featured a recent report on fracking led by the Lab’s William Stringfellow.

An August 21 story in Today’s Facility Manager noted that the Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division had won a Champion of Energy Award from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

An August 19 San Francisco Chronicle story on the origins of meteorites quoted the Lab’s Kunihiko Nishiizumi.

An August 19 Contra Costa Times story looked at a new multi-lab effort to model climate change. HPC Wire and FCW.com also covered the announcement.

An August 18 KGO-TV Channel 7 story highlighted work at the Molecular Foundry and Advanced Light Source to improve computer chips. The story included interviews with Deirdre Olynick, Patrick Naulleau, and Paul Ashby.



Friday, August 15, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 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 August 14 Fox News story featured research on microscopic particles brought back from space and mentioned the Advanced Light Source and Andrew Westphal. Daily Galaxy, Space.com, the Business Standard, California magazine and others ran similar stories.

An August 14 Sacramento Bee opinion piece on efforts to study the brain was co-authored by Lab Director Paul Alivisatos.

An August 14 Huffington Post story on air quality in India quoted the Lab’s Joshua Apte.

An August 13 Newsweek story highlighted new research on fracking led by the Lab’s William Stringfellow. His work was widely covered by Popular Mechanics, Salon and R&D magazine among others.

An August 13 ExecutiveGov.com story noted Bill Tschudi’s efforts to help data centers go green.

An August 13 San Jose Mercury News story profiled the Lab’s Howdy Goudey and Robin Mitchell.

An August 12 CBS News story featured research led by the Lab’s Paul Williams showing too much exercise may be harmful after a heart attack. Numerous other news outlets including the London Telegraph, Time magazine, New York Daily News, Huffington Post, KIRO-TV and KOVR-TV, Medscape, China’s Xinhua News and the Toronto Globe and Mail, also covered his work.

An August 12 Eco-Business Q&A with the Lab’s Steve Selkowitz looked at efforts towards a zero-energy future.

An August 12 story in The Guardian on challenges in efforts to switch to renewables quoted the Lab’s Chuck Goldman.

An August 11 Inc.com story on a new chip by IBM quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, July 27 to August 8, 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 August 7 New York Times story on a new IBM computer chip designed to work like a human brain quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon. The Wall Street Journal, Cnet and Forbes were among many others who quoted Simon in similar stories.

An August 7 KPIX-TV Channel 5 story featured the iCLEM program held at JBEI and included the Lab’s Shaila Kotadia. (Video is in 3 parts)
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An August 7 EveryDayHealth column with Sanjay Gupta looked at thirdhand smoke and quoted the Lab’s Lara Gundel.

An August 6 Vox.com story on indoor air quality quoted the Lab’s William Fisk.

An August 6 Austrian Tribune story featured work on sound waves led by the Lab’s Xiang Zhang. GizMag and the Daily Mail also covered the work.

An August 6 Daily Cal story on a new DOE effort to publicize federally-funded research quoted the Lab’s John Stoner.

An August 1 Los Angeles Times story on a report on the San Onofre nuclear plant mentioned Robert Budnitz, the report’s author. The Orange County Register, San Diego Union-Tribune and Yahoo!News also covered the report.

A July 31 SciCasts.com story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Henrik Scheller to help advance the genetic engineering of fuel crops.

A July 31 National Geographic story on the spike in Oklahoma quakes quoted the Lab’s Ernie Majer.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 20, 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 July 24 GigaOm story highlighted a new innovative effort called “M37” to be led by the Lab’s Ilan Gur.

A July 24 R&D story featured research into repairing tendons led by the Lab’s Richard Schwarz.

A July 23 editorial in the Rapid City Journal noted the Lab’s role in the upcoming search for dark matter using the LUX-ZEPLIN, and mentioning the Lab’s Kevin Lesko.

And a July 22 Daily Cal story noted the Lab’s role in leading the LUX-ZEPLIN experiment and quoted the Lab’s Murdock Gilchriese. Engineering also covered the story. 

A July 22 Daily Cal story covered the annual arrival of goats to the Lab for fire protection and quoted Tom Price.

A July 21 story in The Engineer looked at work led by the Lab’s Xiang Zhang, who developed a new method to detect chemical explosives. The Economic Times also covered his research.

A July 21 Daily Fusion story featured work that may lead to better solar cells led by the Lab’s Steven Louie and Jeff Neaton. AzNano and R&D magazine also covered their work.

A July 20 San Francisco Chronicle story on the California drought quoted the Lab’s Jeff  Greenblatt.

A July 20 Daily Cal story noted the passing of the Lab’s Heino Nitsche.

A July 18 San Francisco Business Times story looked at startups moving to be near the Lab’s proposed Richmond Bay Campus.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 13, 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 July 17 EE Times story featured work on improvements to photoresist led by the Lab’s Paul Ashby, Patrick Naulleau and Deirdre Olynick. Laser Focus World and HPCWire ran similar stories.

A July 17 Boston Globe magazine story on value added to homes with PV systems quoted the Lab’s Ben Hoen.

A July 16 story on The Daily Galaxy on efforts to map the night sky quoted the Lab’s David Schlegel.

A July 16 GreenBiz.com story on nanogrids quoted the Lab’s Bruce Nordman.

A July 15 Rapid City Journal story covered the announcement of the next-generation of dark matter experiments and quoted the Lab’s Kevin Lesko. He was also quoted in a Black Hills Pioneer story.

A July 15 Solar Industry magazine story on integrating photo voltaic systems into utilities quoted the Lab’s Andrew Mills.

A July 13 Contra Costa Times story noted that the Lab received three R&D100 awards this year.

A July 11 KNTV-TV NBC Bay Area story featured the opening of the Lab’s FLEXLAB facility. Daily Fusion, World Journal and GreenBuildingElements.com also covered the opening.
World Journal: http://bit.ly/WdArhB

Friday, July 11, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 7, 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 opening of the Lab’s FLEXLAB received significant coverage including in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, KGO-TV, KCBS radio, the San Francisco Business Times and many others. Outlets attending the press event yesterday included the Associated Press, KGO-TV Channel 7 ABC, KNTV-TV Channel 11 NBC, KGO-AM, KCBS-AM, KQED-FM, World Journal, San Francisco Business Times, Daily Cal, and EE News. Many stories quoted the Lab’s Cindy Regnier, Steve Selkowitz and Lab Director Paul Alivisatos.

R&D Magazine has named this year’s R&D100 winners, which include three from the Lab.

A July 10 Smart Grid News story on nanogrids quoted the Lab’s Bruce Nordman.

A July 10 RedOrbit story featured new insights into photosynthesis led by the Lab’s Vittal  Yachandra.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 29, 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 July 7 GreenBiz story on microgrids quoted the Lab’s Chris Marnay.

A July 5 Business Standard story highlighted new work led by the Lab’s Jay Groves that may lead to better cancer treatments. The Health Site ran a similar story.

A July 4 AccuWeather story on smog-reducing buildings quoted the Lab’s Hugo Destaillats.

A July 2 RedOrbit story featured research led by the Lab’s Musahid Ahmed on more-efficient, less-polluting, fuels. Daily Fusion and Science2.0 ran similar stories.

A July 2 Los Angeles Times story noted the Lab’s participation in the UC Global Food Initiative.

A July 2 Grist.com story on how ranchers are dealing with climate change included quotes from the Lab’s Whendee Silver.

And a July 1 Grist.com story written by Ben Mandel looked at the Lab’s cool roofs research, originally led by the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld.

A July 1 NBC News.com story covered the discovery of the smallest force ever, led by the Lab’s Dan Stamper-Kurn. The Daily Cal also ran a story on the discovery.

A July 1 China People’s Daily story profiled the Lab’s Rob Ritchie.

A June 29 Korea Herald story on drones quoted the Lab’s Richard Muller.

The summer issue of Columbia University College magazine includes an extended profile of the Lab’s Carl Haber and his audio restoration efforts.


Friday, June 27, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 22, 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 June 27 Wired magazine story looked at the detection of the tiniest force ever measured and quoted study coauthors Dan Stamper-Kurn and Sydney Schreppler. The Business Standard, Daily Galaxy, Vancouver Desi and several other outlets ran similar stories.

A June 26 Wall Street Journal story on in-home pollution quoted the Lab’s Brett Singer.

A June 26 Kazakh TV news segment noted how the Lab is assisting with the development of an accelerator complex in Kazakhstan.

A June 26 Bloomberg Businessweek story on lack of communications in Eritrea quoted the Lab’s Robert Van Buskirk on work he once conducted in that country.

A June 26 NPR All Things Considered story on the gene editing technique CRISPR included an interview with the Lab’s Jennifer Doudna.

A June 25 R&D magazine story highlighted work on skyrmions, led by the Lab’s Sujoy Roy.

A June 25 R&D magazine story featured work on a new resource to advance biofuel research led by the Lab’s Joshua Heazlewood.

A June 24 Earth Island Journal story featured efforts by Grace Wu and Ranjit Deshmukh to find alternative energy sources for Africa.

A June 23 story in Science looked at the future of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, co-led by the Lab.

A June 23 Scientific Computing story covered the release of the Top500 list of most powerful computers as compiled by the Lab’s Horst Simon and Erich Strohmaier. PC Mag, InfoWorld, Forbes, Xinhua News and many others ran similar stories.

A June 23 Science 2.0 looked at the future of particle physics and noted recent testimony by the Lab’s Natalie Roe.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, June 8-20, 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 June 19 SFGate.com story on the White House honoring maker faire participants noted that one class did some of their work at the Advanced Light Source. Berkeleyside.com and the San Francisco Business Times also mentioned their efforts.

A June 18 Space.com story highlighted new insights into the expanding universe, work led by the Lab’s Andreu Font-Ribera. Discovery News ran a similar story.

A June 18 Huffington Post story on the off-grid clean energy access market cited work led by the Lab’s Evan Mills.

A June 18 InsideHPC story noted that Intel and the Lab are collaborating on new computing efforts. The story quoted the Lab’s Nick Wright, Bert de Jong, and Hans Johansen. HPC Wire ran a similar story.

A June 17 Daily Cal obituary highlighted the life of the Lab’s Frank Asaro.

A June 17 R&D magazine story featured work on the creation of two-dimensional electronic-vibrational spectroscopy led by the Lab’s Graham Fleming.

A June 17 Scientific American story on cancer therapies quoted the Lab’s Mina Bissell.

On June 12, KPFT-FM radio in Houston interviewed the Lab’s Ting Xu on her new work showing how a thin film could be created in minutes. (no link)

A June 9 San Francisco Business Times story noted the appointment of the Lab’s John Elliott to a new UC climate change advisory committee.

A June 8 KTVU-TV Channel 2 story on the ongoing California drought included an interview with the Lab’s Larry Dale. (Video is in 2 parts)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 8, 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 June 16 story in The Energy Collective looked at a recent Lab-led report on Renewable Portfolio Standards.

A June 16 R&D.com story featured new research on antihydrogen led by the Lab’s Jonathan Wurtele and Joel Fajans.

A June 13 story in The Atlantic on efforts to save old audio recordings noted that the efforts are made possible by Lab research, led by Carl Haber and Earl Cornell. BoingBoing.net also covered the efforts.

A June 12 Daily Cal story noted that the Lab’s Frances Hellman will become dean of UC Berkeley’s Division of Mathematical Physical Sciences.

A June 12 Symmetry magazine story on what future accelerators might look like included the Lab’s Natalie Roe.

A June 11 Photonics story highlighted work by the Lab’s Xiang Zhang on ultrahigh frequency sound waves.

A June 11 IEEE Spectrum story covered new work led by the Lab’s Ting Xu showing how a thin film could be created in minutes.

A June 11 Marketplace public radio program quoted the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan on new efforts to develop a collaborative environment for research in the Bay Area.

A June 11 India West story covered the induction of the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil into the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame.

A June 10 Boston Globe story on environmental concerns of indoor cooking cited Lab research.

A June 9 Wired magazine story on human behavior and energy use quoted the Lab’s Ed Vine.

A June 8 Daily Cal story highlighted new insights into breast cancer, work led by the lab’s Mark LaBarge. The South China Morning Post also covered his work (last item).