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).

Friday, June 6, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, May 25 to June 1, 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 5 Nature World News story featured research on black holes, work supported by the Lab’s Alexander Tchekhovskoy. RedOrbit, Fars News, Astronomy, and Universe Today were some of the other outlets that covered the research.

A June 5 Science 2.0 story highlighted new insights into breast cancer, work led by the Lab's Mark LaBarge. R&D magazine also ran a story on the work.

A June 4 IEEE Spectrum story highlighted work on a 2-D transistor developed by the Lab’s Ali Javey. GizModo, R&D magazine and the Voice Of America were some of the other outlets covering the research.

A June 4 Denver Post story on a report of the low costs of renewables quoted report co-author, Galen Barbose. FierceEnergy.com, Politico, and Grist also covered the report.

A June 3 KQED QUEST story featured Lab research looking at how to use tobacco leaves to create a biofuel and quoted the Lab’s Bill Shelander.

A June 2 EE News story on California’s efforts towards being a leader in battery storage quoted the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan.

A May 31 Engineering.com story looked at Lab-led collaborative work towards green buildings and quoted the Lab’s Nan Zhou.

A May 30 Materials Today story looked at work on semiconducting nanocrystals led by the Lab’s Danylo Zherebetskyy.

In May SPIE.com posted a video conversation with Lab Director Paul Alivisatos where he discussed his research and ongoing efforts at the Lab.

A May 30 Symmetry magazine story on a new detector installed into ATLAS at the LHC noted the Lab’s involvement and quoted Karolos Potamianos. An accompanying video also included Potamianos as well as the Lab’s Neal Hartman.

A May 30 Data Center Knowledge story on efforts to improve data center efficiency quoted the Lab’s Bill Tschudi.

A May 30 India West story covered research led by the Lab’s Anand Gopal, Samveg Saxena, and Amol Phadke showing the benefits of hybrid cars in India and China.

A May 30 Berkeleyside.com story on potential fire dangers in the Berkeley hills quoted the Lab’s Al Benitez.

A May 29 Gizmag.com story featured new research by the Lab towards smaller accelerators and quoted Wim Leemans. Space Daily also covered the effort.

A May 28 Smithsonian story covered work by the Lab’s Arman Shehabi showing streaming a movie takes less energy than watching one on DVD. Wired, Daily Fusion, The Hindu and many others covered his research.

A May 27 Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News story looked at work by the Lab’s Natalia Ivanova and Eddy Rubin showing new insights into how microbes read genetic code. Nature and The Scientist also covered their findings.

A May 27 PBS NOVA story on gravitational waves quoted the Lab’s Julian Borrill.