Friday, April 29, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 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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The April 29 issue of the San Francisco Business Times included Rosie Alvarez on its list of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women in Business.

An April 28 Inside Science story on dark matter research quoted the Lab’s Kathryn Zurek.

An April 27 ClimateWire story on marijuana’s carbon footprint quoted Evan Mills.

An April 27 Daily Cal story, based on a lab news release, featured work on an ultra-fast electron-firing instrument by Daniele Filippetto.

An April 27 Physics World story on laser plasma accelerators noted Berkeley Lab’s work in the area.

An April 27 EnergyWire story on reducing the high energy costs of Alaska’s rural communities highlighted a recent report co-authored by Peter Larsen.

An April 26 letter in the Washington Post on global warming mentioned Bill Collins’ work.

An April 25 San Francisco Chronicle story featured work led by Alan Meier showing how roof racks can waste gas. The story, based on a Lab news release, was widely covered by Popular Mechanics, MotorTrend magazine, Cnet.com, GreenWire, Bloomberg TV’s Ag & Energy Report and many others.

An April 25 San Francisco Chronicle story noted the finding of human bones on Lab property. KCBS-AM, KRON-TV, the Daily Cal and Associated Press also covered the findings.

An April 25 UtilityDive story on renewable portfolio standards cited a new Lab report and quoted Galen Barbose.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 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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An April 22 Daily Cal story noted the induction of four Lab researchers into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Barbara Jacak, Jay Keasling, Eva Nogales and Robert Glaeser. The story was based on a lab news release.

An April 21 Berkeleyside.com story noted the finding of bones on lab property.

An April 21 CleanTechnica story covered a new report on renewable portfolio standards authored by Galen Barbose. EnvironmentalLeader.com also covered the report.

An April 21 Utility Dive story on maximizing performance of PV projects noted a report co-led by Mark Bolinger and Joachim Seel.

An April 20 Daily Cal story highlighted new insights into liquid-crystal displays and quoted Roger Falcone and study author Chenhui Zhu. SciCasts.com also covered the findings based on a Lab news release.

An April 19 Tanzania Daily News story on cassava research noted that work also came from the Joint Genome Institute. BioFuels Digest also covered the findings based on a JGI news release.

An April 19 Plant Science Today story profiled plant scientist Jenny Mortimer.


Friday, April 15, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 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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An April 15 GreenTechMedia story featured a new report on renewable portfolio standards, work led by Galen Barbose.

An April 15 Huffington Post opinion piece co-written by David Bailey looked at the future of space travel.

An April 14 Daily Cal story highlighted several Lab projects funded by the California Energy Commission looking at energy savings. The story quoted Alan Meier, Bruce Nordman, Richard Brown, Norm Bourassa and Evan Mills and was based on a lab news release. EnergyManagerToday also ran a story on the projects.

An April 13 GreenBiz story on energy efficiency financing quoted Chuck Goldman.

An April 12 Silicon Valley Business Journal story on the Breakthrough Starshot effort to send nanobots into space noted Saul Perlmutter’s involvement in the project.

An April 12 Atlantic magazine story on theories around dark matter quoted Kathryn Zurek.

An April 11 Discovery News story highlighted work led by Jillian Banfield on new species added to the tree of life. Her work was also covered by the New York Times, ZME Science, Tech Times, and many others.

An April 11 CleanTechnica story looked at work at the Joint Genome Institute on algae as a biofuel.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 3-9, 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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An April 9 San Francisco Chronicle story featured work by Bill Jagust, who is helping to better detect Alzheimer’s. The story was based on a campus news release written by Public Affairs’ Sarah Yang.

An April 7 Symmetry magazine story looked at the development of powerful magnets for the Large Hadron Collider and quoted Soren Prestemon.

An April 7 EnergyWire story looked at a new report on state energy portfolio standards and quoted coauthor Galen Barbose. Solar Industry Magazine, North American Wind Power and MidWestern Energy News were some of the others covering the report’s findings, which were publicized via a Lab news release.

An April 7 Technology Review story on extreme-ultra violet lithography quoted the Lab’s Kenneth Goldberg.

An April 7 Earth Touch News story on the trap-jaw spider noted Dula Parkinson’s role in helping image the arachnid.

An April 6 Los Angeles Times story updating the natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon quoted Barry Freifeld.

An April 6 Scientific American story on using soil to lock in carbon quoted Margaret Torn.

An April 5 Daily Cal story looked at the Lab’s role in the development of the LCLS-II x-ray project and quoted John Corlett and Erik Wallen. KGO-TV, Discovery, ZDNet, the Washington Post and numerous other outlets also noted the Lab’s involvement, which was first highlighted in a Lab news release.

An April 5 US News & World Report story on thirdhand smoke quoted Bo Hang.

An April 1 Financial Times opinion piece on battery breakthrough announcements quoted Venkat Srinivasan.

A March 28 Christian Science Monitor story looked at work on how clouds form, work led by Kevin Wilson, Christopher Ruehl and James Davies. The story was based on a Lab news release.