Friday, May 27, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 22, 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 May 26 Maine Public Broadcasting story on that state’s high cost of energy quoted Galen Barbose citing a recent Lab report.

A May 26 Climate Central story on increased heat waves in Africa quoted Michael Wehner. Scientific American also ran the story.

A May 26 Washington Post story on rooftop solar cited a recent Lab study.

A May 26 Phys.Org story noted the success of a new accelerator built by Berkeley Lab for Fermilab and quoted Derun Li and Wim Leemans.

A May 25 Nature commentary, written by Spencer Klein, looked at the need for next-generation neutrino experiments.

A May 25 Fresno Bee story highlighted a new Lab effort focusing on water and energy and quoted Peter Nico. The Modesto Bee, CleanTechnica, The CA Almond Board, AgNetWest and others also covered the new effort which was publicized via a Lab news release.

A May 25 Biofuels Digest story on the challenges to commercializing biological products quoted Jay Keasling. Keasling was also a part of a May 20 San Francisco Business Times story on new bioengineering tools.

A May 24 Phys.Org feature, from a Lab news story, profiled dark matter physicist Kathryn Zurek.

A May 24 PV Tech story on the health and environmental benefits of solar energy quoted Ryan Wiser.

A May 22 KPIX-TV CBS story on chemicals in car seats included an interview with Don Lucas.

A recent story on The Next Platform looked at “burst buffer” technology being used at NERSC and quoted Debbie Bard.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 15, 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 May 20 San Francisco Chronicle story looked at the Maker Faire and mentioned the Lab’s participation quoting Todd Duncombe, following a Public Affairs outreach effort. A Makezine.com story quoted Ron Zuckermann on his participation.

A May 20 Science magazine news story looked at research by Marcos Osterwalder offering new insights into a cellular backup system for limb development.

A May 20 San Francisco Chronicle story highlighted the awarding of the National Medal of Science to Paul Alivisatos. The San Jose Mercury News, Associated Press, and numerous other news outlets also covered the ceremony.

A May 19 Vox.com story, based on a Lab news release, featured a new report led by Ryan Wiser and Dev Millstein showing the benefits of solar power. SmartGridNews, ChemEurope, Solar Observer and others also covered the report’s release.

A May 18 EE Times story, based on a previous Lab news release, highlighted research into defects in 2D semiconductors, work led by Alex Weber-Bargioni, D. Frank Ogletree, Sara Barja, Sebastian Wickenburg, Zhen-Fei Liu, and Jeff Neaton.



Friday, May 13, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 8, 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 May 13 Technology Review story on the limits in shrinking transistors quoted Horst Simon.

A May 12 Scientific American story noted the Lab’s involvement in a new observatory. The announcement also appeared in a Lab news release.

A May 12 story in The Atlantic quoted Laura Welcher on a method to archive a website for 10,000 years.

A May 11 MSN.com video, based on a Lab news release, highlighted work led by Aindrila Mukhopadhyay and Marijke Frederix on a one-pot biofuel process. The work was widely covered including a syndicated Newsy TV segment, the Business Standard, India West, Gizmodo, Popular Science/Italy, and CleanTechnica among others.
http://www.canindia.com/scientists-produce-jet-fuel-in-one-pot-recipe/
http://jerseytribune.com/2016/05/10/berkeley-lab-scientists-brew-jet-fuel-in-1-pot-recipe/
http://www.ecnmag.com/news/2016/05/scientists-brew-jet-fuel-1-pot-recipe
http://www.gizmodo.in/indiamodo/Scientists-produce-jet-fuel-in-one-pot-recipe/articleshow/52219649.cms
http://www.popsci.it/lescherichia-coli-si-trasforma-in-biocombustibile.html
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/scientists-produce-jet-fuel-in-onepot-recipe/article8581175.ece
http://cleantechnica.com/2016/05/10/jet-biofuel-from-switchgrass-thanks-to-new-super-bacteria/ 


A May 10 WFSB-TV story looked at the results of a study led by Alan Meier showing the energy consumption of automobile roof rack use. The story came about from a Lab news release.

A May 10 Xinhua News story featured a new technique to visualize molecules in chemical reactions led by Felix Fischer and Michael Crommie.

A May 10 Scientific American podcast looked at a study showing a link between rainfall and airborne particles, work co-led by Mary Gilles. ReportingClimateScience.com and EnvironmentalResearchWeb.org also covered the work.

A May 7 New York Times story on the power our electronics use, even when turned off, quoted Alan Meier.


Friday, May 6, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 1, 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 May 6 Scientific American story on self-driving taxis quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

A May 5 Daily Cal story profiled Naama Raz-Yaseef and her work in helping Zimbabwe with irrigation solutions. Her story was first reported in a Lab feature story.

A May 5 Energy.gov video on the Lab’s Cyclotron Road incubator included interviews with Ilan Gur, Sebastien Lounis, Kendra Kuhl, Ray Weitekamp, Marcus Lehmann, and Etosha Cave.

A May 5 Irish Independent story highlighted a study on the energy costs of auto roof racks, a study co-led by Alan Meier. Edmunds and Chinese World Journal also covered the story, which was based on a Lab news release.

A May 4 Nature news story on a machine-learning approach to find new reactions quoted Kristin Persson.

In another May 4 Nature news story on artificial intelligence Gerbrand Ceder and Kristin Persson were both quoted.

A May 3 Huffington Post piece co-written by David Bailey looked at the connection between music and math.
           
A May 3 Greentech Media story on the dropping price of solar energy noted work by Andrew Mills and Ryan Wiser.

A May 2 New York Times story focused on work at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis and Cyclotron Road, naming Frances Houle, Karl Walczak, Harry Atwater, Nicholas Flanders, Etosha Cave and Kendra Kuhl.

A MentalFloss story focused on the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator and quoted Wim Leemans.

A recent CCI Zeitung/Germany story, based on a Lab news release, looked at work on a paint-on coating for window efficiency led by Steve Selkowitz, Ray Weitekamp and Arman Shehabi.