Friday, February 10, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Feb. 5, 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 Feb. 10 Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News looked at the discovery of a protein “tow hitch,” work led by Chris Chang and Dean Toste and reported on in a Lab news release.

A Feb. 9 Utility Dive story on the cost of distributed solar cited a new report led by Galen Barbose.

The groundbreaking for the Integrative Genomics Building was covered by SingTao Daily, among others, and was based on a Lab news release.

A Feb. 8 FastCo.Exist.com story noted that Lab startup, Opus 12 from Cyclotron Road, was awarded the inaugural Roddenberry Prize

A Feb. 7 Los Angeles Times obituary highlighted the life of Art Rosenfeld. And an Associated Press story, based on a Lab release, appeared in dozens of outlets including the Voice of America, Sacramento Bee, and CTV News among them.

A Feb. 7 Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News story looked at new findings into thirdhand smoke, work led by Bo Hang, Antoine Snijders, and Jian-Hua Mao. CCTV News and The Independent were some of the other outlets covering their work based on a Lab news release.

A Feb. 6 San Francisco Chronicle story speculated that Paul Alivisatos may be a front-runner for UC Berkeley’s chancellor position.

A Feb. 6 Climate Central story on heat waves taxing electrical grids quoted Larry Dale.


Monday, February 6, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 29, 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 Feb. 3 UPI News story highlighted work on thirdhand smoke led by the Lab’s Bo Hang, Jian-Hua Mao and Antoine Snijders. Xinhua News, The Manila Daily Bulletin, The Japan Times, Straits Times, The Hindu, and many others also covered their work, which first appeared in a Lab news release.

A Feb.3 Live Science story, based on a Lab news release, covered the findings of 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle, work led at the Lab by Mary Scott, Peter Ercius and Colin Ophus. CBS News, R&D, Next Big Future and others also covered the research. KGO-TV Channel 7 also featured the work in their 5:00 PM newscast.

A Feb. 2 San Francisco Business Times story featured the Lab’s Cyclotron Road program and quoted Ilan Gur and several CR researchers.

A Feb. 2 Forbes story highlighted work led by Junqiao Wu on new findings into the uses of vanadium dioxide. EE Times, IFLScience, Indian Express, Live Mint, Financial Express and many others also covered the findings based on a Lab news release.

A Feb. 2 Los Angeles Times story on protests at UC Berkeley mentioned that UC manages Berkeley Lab. There were related stories, mentioning the Lab, on funding to the UC system including by NBC News, Bloomberg, Reuters and other outlets.

A Feb. 2 Consumer Reports story on ways to save home energy cited Lab research into “vampire power.”

The Feb. 1 episode of PBS Nova looked at future batteries and included interviews with Lab-affiliated researchers Venkat Srinivasan and Lynn Trahey and cited work being done at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research.

A Feb. 1 HPCwire story noted that Richard Gerber is now head of NERSC’s HPC department

A Feb. 1 Dallas Sun story on the energy used in video streaming quoted, and cited work by, Arman Shehabi.

A Feb. 1 ChemEurope story, based on a Lab news release, looked at high-resolution imaging by Guoying Chen offering new insights into batteries. GreenCarCongress and Electrical Energy Storage Magazine also covered her work.

A Jan. 31 ClimateWire story looked at how an immigration ban might affect research institutions and national labs. A related story in Chemistry World quoted Mina Bissell on the topic.

A Jan. 28 New York Times obituary looked at the life of Art Rosenfeld, whose passing was first reported in a Lab news release. The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, KQED, KGO-TV, Focus Taiwan, the Daily Cal, GreenTechMedia, and a publication in the United Arab Emirates, among many others, also covered his death.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/science/arthur-rosenfeld-dead-energy-efficiency.html?_r=0
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Art-Rosenfeld-pioneer-in-energy-efficiency-dies-10890374.php
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/27/art-rosenfeld-californias-godfather-of-energy-efficiency-dies/
https://ww2.kqed.org/science/2017/01/27/remembering-energy-guru-art-rosenfeld-father-of-the-negawatt/
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aedu/201701280012.aspx
https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/art-rosenfeld-california-s-godfather-energy-efficiency-dies-90


Friday, January 27, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 22, 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 Jan. 26 UPI News story featured work on vanadium dioxide, work led by Junqiao Wu and which first appeared in a Lab news release. The International Business Times and others also covered the work.

A Jan. 26 Davis Enterprise story on the dangers of e-cigarettes quoted Hugo Destaillats and cited work he led in the area.

A Jan. 26 Arizona Republic story on the impacts of distributed solar cited a new report by Galen Barbose. Energy Manager Today also covered his findings.

A Jan. 26 GreenTech Media story looked at results of a study on solar and wind prices, work led by Mark Bolinger and Joachim Seel.

A Jan. 23 CleanTechnica story, based on a Lab news release, noted a $5 million donation from the Simons family to support Lab research and to fund the Lab’s first endowed chair.

A Jan. 23 Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News story on big data helping to understand the structures of protein noted that the work was made possible by the Joint Genome Institute.


Friday, January 20, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Jan. 14-20, 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 Jan. 20 Daily Cal story noted a $5 million donation from Jim and Marilyn Simons to help research efforts and create the Lab’s inaugural endowed chair. The story, based on a Lab news release, quoted Ivy Clift and mentioned inaugural chair holder, Jiang Lin. The Sing Tao Daily also ran a story on the donation.

A Jan. 20 PV Magazine story looked at a new report by Galen Barbose on the impacts of distributed solar.

On Jan. 19 NationalGeographic.com ran a Q&A with the Lab’s Michael Wehner on the effects of rising temperatures.

A Jan. 19 Epoch Times story on the cost and benefits of renewable energy quoted Andrew Mills.

A Jan. 19 Eurasia Review story on China’s efforts to fight smog quoted David Fridley.

A Jan. 18 Forbes story looked at new work led by Marc Fischer and Seongeun Jeong showing higher-than-expected levels of methane in the Bay Area. The Daily Cal, Patch.com, and others also covered their findings, first appearing in a Lab news release.

A Jan. 18 KQED story on the Aliso Canyon gas storage field noted Lab involvement in helping to understand the risk to existing wells.

A Jan. 18 UC News story, based on a Lab news release, looked at work on e-cigarettes led by Lara Gundel, Hugo Destaillats and Marion Russell.

A Jan. 14 Wired story on dark matter quoted Kathryn Zurek.