Friday, January 29, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 24, 2016

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 Jan. 29 ChemEurope story featured work led by Ali Javey on a simple hi-efficiency solar cell. CleanTechnica also covered the research based on a lab news release.

A Jan. 28 PhysOrg.com feature, based on a lab news release, looked at work by Priscilla Cooper on protein’s role in genome stability.

A Jan. 28 Gizmodo story highlighted work led by Ramamoorthy Ramesh and Lane Martin on a new state of matter for compact storage. A lab news release first publicized their work.

A Jan. 26 Daily Cal story noted a recent grant for next-generation accelerator technology and quoted Wim Leemans and Jonathan Wurtele. R&D.com also covered the grant based on a lab news release.

A Jan. 25 GreenWire story noted the appointment of Mike Witherell as lab director. The Daily Cal and North American WindPower also noted his arrival, while the Daily Cal also ran a story noting Paul Alivisatos’ appointment as UC Berkeley’s head of research.

A Jan. 25 InsideHPC story featured a lab-produced time-lapse video of the move of the Edison supercomputer into the new Wang Hall.

A Jan. 24 Newsweek magazine story on driverless cars quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

A Jan. 22 Nature Materials news story noted recent work led by Ting Xu and Paul Alivisatos on nanocrystal polymers.

A Jan. 20 GreenWire story quoted Ryan Wiser in highlighting a new report that looked at low-priced PV systems across the country.


Friday, January 22, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 17, 2016

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 Jan. 22 Contra Costa Times story noted the appointment of new lab director Michael Witherell. The San Francisco Business Times, ExecutiveGov and others also noted his arrival.

A Jan. 22 PV-Magazine story highlighted a new report on low-priced PV systems. The report, which first appeared in a lab news release, was led by Ryan Wiser and several others from the Energy Technologies Area. SmartGrid News, PV-Tech, PennEnergy and SolarServer were some of the other outlets covering the report’s release.

A Jan. 22 Daily Cal story, based on a lab news release, looked at research led by Graham Fleming into the light-harvesting properties of plants.

A Jan. 22 UPI News story highlighted work led by Omar Yaghi on a new ability to weave together nanomaterials. The Christian Science Monitor and Sci-News also covered his work, which was based on a lab news release.

A Jan. 22 CleanTechnica story looked at the increased value of homes outfitted with solar panels and cited a report led by Ben Hoen.

A Jan. 21 PhysOrg.com feature highlighted a new sky “tour” of galaxies and quoted David Schlegel. Inverse.com also covered the survey, which originated from a lab news release.

The January/February issue of Mother Jones magazine quotes Jeff Greenblatt on autonomous vehicles. A Scientific American article also quoted Greenblatt on how driverless cars may slow pollution.

A Jan. 21 story in UK’s The Independent featured research led by Dáithí Stone showing a link between humans and climate change, work highlighted in a lab news release. R&D magazine, GizMag, ReportingClimateScience.com and EuraAsia review were some of the others to cover his research.



Friday, January 15, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 10, 2016

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 Jan. 15 MicroGridKnowledge story noted the lab’s involvement and leadership in a number of new grid modernization efforts funded by the DOE. R&D.com and others also covered the announcement, which appeared in a lab news release.

A Jan. 14 Fast CoExist story featured a report on renewable portfolio standards led by Ryan Wiser, Galen Barbose and others. The report also appeared in stories on ClimateCentral, Crain’s Detroit, CleanTechnica, EnergyBiz, UtilityDive, ClimateChange News, Vox, and others.

A Jan. 14 Symmetry magazine story on supercomputers being used for dark energy research quoted Peter Nugent.

A Jan. 14 Smithsonian magazine story on the brightest supernova quoted Greg Aldering.

A Jan. 13 Business Insider story on the possibility of creating a real light saber, ala Star Wars, quoted Richard Muller mentioning the lab’s BELLA laser project.

A Jan. 13 Associated Press story on studying agricultural water being used from oilfield wastewater quoted William Stringfellow. Capital Public Radio, the Sacramento Bee and numerous other news outlets ran similar stories.

A Jan. 12 Green Car Congress story highlighted research led by Marca Doeff on a better battery and was based on a lab news release.

A Jan. 11 Science news story on preventing battery fires quoted Vince Battaglia.

A Jan. 11 E&E News story on safer batteries quoted Marca Doeff.

A January ClimateWire story highlighted research led by Nitash Balsara on developing a safer battery, work which first appeared in a lab news release.


Friday, January 8, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 4, 2016

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 Jan. 7 Bloomberg News story covered a new report led by Ryan Wiser, Galen Barbose and others showing benefits to state renewable portfolio standards. EE News, SmartGrid News, GreenTech Media, Solar Industry magazine and many others also covered the report.

A Jan. 7 California magazine story on elements on the periodic table discovered by lab and UC Berkeley scientists quoted Barbara Jacak.

A Jan. 6 New Scientist story on understanding the impacts of climate change quoted Michael Wehner.

A Jan. 5 Monterey Herald story noted that lab supercomputers would be used to test a new desalination well.

A Jan. 5 MIT News story noted an honor given to ALS user Kelsey Stoerzinger.

A Jan. 4 Forbes story on its “30 Under 30” in the energy sector included Marcus Lehman and Nicholas Flanders. Their nomination was facilitated by lab Public Affairs.

A Jan. 4 UPI News story highlighted work led by Peidong Yang, who is working on “training” bacteria for photosynthesis. CleanTechnica and R&D magazine also covered his work, based on a lab news release.

A Jan. 4 San Francisco Chronicle architecture review looked at the new Shyh Wang Hall.

Recently, Ambika Bumb, a Molecular Foundry user, wrote in a TechCrunch piece about the benefits of federally funded research and user facilities such as the Foundry.