Friday, July 17, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 05, 2015

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 17 Washington Post story highlighted work by Eoin Brodie and Javier Ceja-Navarro showing the inner workings of the caffeine borer beetle. Their work was widely covered including by The Economist, Newsweek, National Geographic, io9 and Cnet, among others. Lab Public Affairs wrote a news release and proactively promoted the work.

A July 17 UPI news story featured work by Paul Alivisatos and Peter Ercius on a new way to image nanoparticles. ScienceNewsLine also covered the work based on a Lab news release.

A July 16 Los Angeles Times review looked at a new book on Ernest Lawrence and the founding of Berkeley Lab.

A July 16 PBS.com story on social media surrounding new images of Pluto included a haiku contest created by Lab Public Affairs.

A July 16 Solar Industry Magazine story looked at a new report on future solar deployment and rate design quoting coauthor Naim Darghouth. PV Solar, Phys.org and Utility Dive also covered the report’s findings quoting coauthor Ryan Wiser.

A July 16 Bloomberg story profiled Marcus Lehmann and his work on trying to produce energy from ocean waves.

A July 13 ClimateWire story looked at a new small business voucher pilot project being led by Berkeley Lab and quoted Alecia Ward. The Livermore Independent News also covered the launch. The voucher program was publicized by a news release written by the Public Affairs office.

A July 13 PC World story on the top 500 computers list noted Berkeley Lab’s role in developing the rankings.

A July 13 Daily Mail story looked at the wreck of the USS Independence and work Kai Vetter is doing to study the ship’s radiation safety. New Historian and R&D.com also covered the story which was based on a feature story written by Lab Public Affairs.

A July 9 Los Angeles Times story on a new California fracking report noted the lab’s role, led by Jens Birkholzer, in producing the report. The report was widely covered including by the San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, Associated Press, FierceEnergy.com, Inside Climate News, and more. It also led to two editorials in the LA Times and San Francisco Chronicle.


A July 9 KPCC-FM story on San Francisco’s disappearing fog quoted Travis O’Brien.

A July 8 Chemistry World on new findings in the material samarium hexaboride quoted Joel Moore.

A July 7 USA Today highlighted work led by Jeff Greenblatt and Sam Saxena showing the potential benefits of driverless taxis. The Los Angeles Times, Popular Science, Washington Post, NatureWorldReport (which produced a video as well), Contra Costa Times, KQED, NBC Bay Area, The Guardian, Xinhua News, Salon, Technology Review and dozens of other outlets also covered their work. The coverage was made possible in part by outreach and a news release written by Lab Public Affairs.

A July 6 KGO-TV story looked at a new effort to detect wild land fires being led by Carl Pennypacker. His work was also noted in a Discover magazine story.



Monday, July 6, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 28, 2015

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 2 Daily Cal story highlighted work led by Xiang Zhang on photonic circuitry.

A July 1 R&D.com feature on efforts to improve hydrogen cars quoted lead study author Qian Yu.

A July 1 Time magazine story on indoor air quality quoted Mark Mendell, citing work he did while at the Lab.

A June 30 TechCrunch story looked at new startup Aclima and quoted Lara Gundel.

A June 30 Daily Cal story featured work led by Paul Yaswen on testing chemicals for carcinogenicity.

A June 30 Symmetry magazine story on neutrinos quoted Dan Dwyer.

A June 29 Radio Free Asia story on China’s emissions challenges quoted David Fridley.

A June 29 Technology Review story looked at work led by Alexis Bell, Corinne Scown and Amit Gokhale on the development of new biofuels for airplanes.

A June 26 Science Codex feature looked at work led by Cheryl Kerfeld, also quoting co-author Corie Ralston, showing new insights into cyanobacteria.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 21, 2015

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 26 Inside Science story on a new “hover board” by Lexus quoted Steve Gourlay.

A June 26 R&D.com feature looked at a better way to screen chemicals for cancer, work led by Paul Yaswen.

A June 26 Biofuels-News.com story noted new improvements to biofuel production coming from the Lab’s Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit and quoted Todd Pray.

A June 25 Pleasanton Weekly story noted that Lawrence Livermore was now joining CalCharge, a consortium including Berkeley Lab, and quoted Horst Simon.

A June 25 Symmetry magazine story looked at the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument being developed by the lab and quoted Joe Silber.

A June 23 BioTechniques story looked at new ways to use peptoids, work co-led by Ron Zuckermann.

A June 22 KQED FM story looked at a new strategy for early fire detection and interviewed Carl Pennypacker.

A June 19 Research, Computing & Engineering podcast with Eli Dart looked at the latest in scientific computing.




Friday, June 19, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 14, 2015

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 video by lab employee David Stein showing goats crossing the road has gone viral appearing in dozens of news media outlets around the world. Several stories quoted the Lab’s Tom Price on the lab’s use of goats for fire suppression. Stories appeared on NPR, CNN, San Francisco Chronicle, local stations KGO-TV, KPIX-TV, KRON-TV, KNTV-TV, the San Jose Mercury News, New York Daily News, CBS Network, UPI, and many more.

A June 18 Daily Cal story highlighted new research led by Jill Banfield identifying new bacteria. GenomeWeb ran a similar story.

The summer issue of California magazine includes a story on electric bicycles and quotes Marca Doeff.

Also in the summer issue of California is a profile of Marvin Cohen.

A June 17 Indian Express story featured research on the use of sugarcane biomass for jet fuel, work led by Dean Toste, Alexis Bell and Corinne Scown. Zee News and the Daily Cal also covered their work.

A June 17 Symmetry magazine story on a portable gamma camera mentions its history at Berkeley Lab including the work of William Moses and Steve Holland.

A June 17 R&D.com feature looked at new insights into carbonic acid, work led by Richard Saykally.

A June 16 KCBS-AM story on geysers and seismic activity in Northern California mentioned work by Berkeley Lab.

A June 16 Wired magazine story on the mysteries of neutrinos quoted Alan Poon.

A June 15 Contra Costa Times story highlighted climate research in the Amazon by Jeff Chambers, Lara Kueppers and Kolby Jardine. KTVU-TV Channel 2 also ran a story on their work.

A June 15 BioFuels Digest story looked at work being done at JBEI.

A June 15 Yahoo News story looked at the development of a renewable fuel being led by Peidong Yang, and Chris and Michelle Chang. The Fiscal Times also covered their work.