Friday, July 14, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, June 25-July 14, 2017

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 July 14 story in The Scientist looked at a new approach to searching for microbial species and quoted Natalia Ivanova.

A July 13 New York Times story on how changing air-conditioning practices could affect climate change cited work led by Nihar Shah. A similar story also appeared on EE News.

A July 13 Wired magazine story on artificial intelligence and the data needs required quoted Luke de Oliveira.

A July 12 Science magazine story on college students finding work in science settings quoted current Lab intern Reavelyn Pray.
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/competition-helps-college-students-find-place-science

A July 11 Energy Manager Today story, based on a Lab news release, highlighted recent work led by Eleanor Lee on building energy efficiencies. LEDs Magazine also covered the research.

A July 10 International Business Times story looked at Swiss researchers using NERSC to achieve a quantum-computing breakthrough.

A July 10 insideHPC story, based on a Lab news release, looked at neuromorphic computing and the data required, and quoted Paolo Calafiura, Daniela Ushizima, Kristofer Bouchard and Chao Yang.

A July 5 Science news story quoted Paolo Calafiura in a story on how artificial intelligence is changing how science is conducted.

A July 3 Nature news story highlighted work on the secrets to long-lasting Roman concrete, work led by Advanced Light Source user Marie Jackson. The work, first featured in a Lab news release, was widely covered including by Popular Science, UPI news, Archaeology magazine, EuraAsia Review and more.

A June 30 Amazing Science story featured work led by Hoi-Ying Holman showing how archaea live on our skin. The story was based on a recent Lab news release.

A June 29 Greenwire news story looked at a report on the challenges to wind power, a report led by Ben Hoen and Joe Rand.

A June 28 Yahoo News story, based on a Lab news release, featured work on underwater telecommunication, work led by Xiang Zhang and Chengzhi Shi.

A June 26 Washington Post obituary looked at the life of former Lab astrophysicist Jerry Nelson.

A June 26 CNBC.com story highlighted research showing how microbes may have helped clean up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, work led by Gary Andersen. The findings, reported first in a Lab news release, were widely covered by Seeker.com, Invisiverse, Science Bulletin and more.

A June 25 story in The Independent on cellphone battery life quoted Ramamoorthy Ramesh.




Friday, June 23, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 19, 2017

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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The June 23 edition of KQED’s Forum program included an interview with Travis O’Brien on severe climate conditions. (audio will be available later today)

A June 22 Science News story covered work led by Cheryl Kerfeld on a better understanding of bacterial microcompartments. The story was based on a Lab news release.

A June 22 Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News story highlighted work led by Gary Karpen and Amy Strom into a better understanding of heterochromatins. The story was based on a Lab news release and similar stories appeared in BioScienceTechnology.com and R&D.com.

On June 22, R&D.com ran a feature, based on a Lab news release, on Lab research that could lead to the next generation of X-ray lasers. The story quoted Wim Leemans, Ross Schlueter, Soren Prestemon, Henrik von der Lippe, and Diego Arbelaez.

A June 22 Richmond Standard story highlighted a visit to Berkeley Lab by Richmond Kennedy High School IT students.

A June 21 New York Times obituary highlighted the life of former Lab astrophysicist Jerry Nelson. The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and many others also ran stories of his passing.

A June 20 Science Times story on deadly heat waves quoted Michael Wehner. Similar stories also appeared in Salon.com and Climate Central.

A June 20 Wired magazine story highlighted work led by Gao Liu and Jinghua Guo, showing how seaweed could improve the performance of a lithium-sulfur battery. The work was featured in a recent Lab news releaseEngadget.com also ran a story on their work.

A June 19 R&D.com story, based on a Lab news release, looked at work led by Xiang Zhang on using sound waves to help particles self-assemble. The story also quoted Nicolas Bachelard.

The latest Top 500 list of supercomputers put NERSC’s Cori as 6th most powerful in the world. That news was seen in Popular Mechanics, Technology Review, Xinhua News and dozens of other news outlets.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 11, 2017

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 recent YTN TV Korea documentary featured work done at the Lab’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis and included interviews with Frances Houle, Francesca Toma, and Jason Cooper, among others.
https://youtu.be/4evyidmtmQM

JCAP’s research was also mentioned in a June 13 Technology Review story.

A June 16 Daily Commercial News story highlighted an effort co-led by Jessica Granderson to create a “sensor in a suitcase” to measure building efficiency. The story was based on a Lab news release.

A June 15 HPC Wire story on open source computing included an interview with David Donofrio and Anastasiia Butko.

A June 14 R&D magazine story, based on a Lab news release, looked at the use of seaweed to boost lithium-sulfur batteries, work led by Gao Liu. Renewable Energy Magazine, ChemEurope, TechRadar and others also featured the work.

A June 14 story in The Scientist looked at work from JGI on expanding the microbial tree of life and quoted Nikos Kyrpides. A similar story on the work appeared on Seeker.com.

A June 14 Bloomberg story on quantum computing quoted Marcos Lopez de Prado.

On June 13 the Santa Cruz Sentinel ran an obituary for former Lab astrophysicist Jerry Nelson.

A June 12 IEEE Spectrum story on single-layer 2-D magnets cited recent work done at the Lab.

A June 9 Science Times story highlighted research co-led by the Lab and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis showing new findings that may lead to a solar fuel breakthrough. The story quoted Jeff Neaton and was based on a Lab news release.

The German magazine, P.M., recently ran a full-page photo from former Lab photographer Roy Kaltschmidt in conjunction with a story on the search for neutrinos.



Friday, June 9, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 4, 2017

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 Farmers’ Advance story looked at work by Nick Smith on a better understanding of how plants react to hotter climates.

A June 8 story in The Atlantic on cosmic voids quoted Greg Aldering.

A June 7 Green Car Congress story on Google Street View cars used for high-resolution pollution mapping quoted the Lab’s Joshua Apte. A similar story on the project in Wired magazine quoted Ron Cohen.

A June 6 insideHPC story noted that Erich Strohmaier has been named an ISC Fellow in recognition of his efforts to advance high performance computing.

A June 5 Chemical & Engineering News story profiled Molecular Foundry researcher Xiaoxi Wei.

A June 5 Biomass Magazine story featured work at the Joint Genome Institute showing how fungal enzymes can break down cellulose and quoted Igor Grigoriev.

A June 5 Power-Technology.com story looked at work at the Lab’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis.

A June 5 GenomeWeb.com story noted a workshop at the Joint Genome Institute that looked at how to advance the microbiome field.

A June 2 Science story looked at the work of Diane Dickel on ultraconserved elements.

A June 2 Technology.org story featured a “sensor in a suitcase,” work led at the Lab by Jessica Granderson.