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.



Friday, June 2, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 28, 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 1 Sacramento Bee story on Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate efforts quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

A June 1 PV Magazine story on the price people pay for solar highlighted a new report co-authored by Lab researchers.

May 31 USA Today story featured work on the Lab’s research into thirdhand smoke and quoted Bo Hang and Jian-Hua Mao. New York’s WNYW-Fox TV also featured the work that evening including an interview with Antoine Snijders. Both stories, based on a Lab news release, were syndicated and appeared in numerous other newspapers and TV newscasts this week.

A May 31 Travel Weekly story on the debate over laptops on airplanes quoted Robert Kostecki.

A May 30 insideHPC story, based on a Lab news release, highlighted work at NERSC that will improve paper manufacturing, led here by David Trebotich.

A May 30 Utility Dive story, also based on a Lab news release, looked at two new Lab projects to help develop zero net energy homes and quoted Max Wei and Brett Singer.

A May 29 Voice of America story noted the Lab’s research showing the benefits of walking and running, work led by Paul Williams.

A May 29 San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece on the recent WannaCry ransomware computer attack was written by the Lab’s Elizabeth Bautista.

A May 29 Women’s Health magazine story, based on a Lab news release, looked at work by Chris Chang showing the benefits of copper in reducing fat.

A May 28 Xinhua News story featured work at the Advanced Light Source unlocking the mystery of why some rocks float and quoted Michael Manga. The work was based on a Lab news release and also featured in Science Times.