Friday, January 13, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 8, 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. 13 BBC News story looked at the practical uses of Roman concrete, based on previous research conducted at the Advanced Light Source by Paulo Monteiro.

A Jan. 12 Harvard Gazette story noted Harvard researchers used the Advanced Light Source to find new catalysts to speed chemical processes.

A Jan. 11 feature on R&D.com, based on a Lab news release, looked at work by Dean Toste, Hans Bechtel and Michael Martin to help better understand the structural properties of catalysts.

A Jan. 10 Mashable.com story on power that’s required for video streaming quoted Arman Shehabi. The Seattle Times ran a similar story noting previous Lab research in this area.

A Jan. 9 Midwest Energy News story on state-level renewable policies cited work led by Ryan Wiser, Dev Millstein and Galen Barbose

A Jan. 7 InsideHPC.com story looked at work by Trevor Keenan on using supercomputers to help shed light on more accurate plant models. The story was based on an earlier Lab news release.



Friday, January 6, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Dec. 23, 2016-Jan. 6, 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. 5 EnergyWire story on state-level renewable policies cited work led by Ryan Wiser, Dev Millstein and Galen Barbose. Windpower Engineering & Development ran a similar story.

A Jan. 4 Marin Independent Journal story on testing for pathogens in water quoted Gary Andersen, whose PhyloChip technology will be used in the project.

A story in the most recent California magazine looks at work by Carl Haber to help recover sounds of native California tribes.

A Jan. 4, PBS Nova Next story on the continuing discovery of new microbes noted work by the Lab’s Jill Banfield and Tanja Woyke.

A Dec. 29 Technology Review story on research into artificial photosynthesis quoted the Lab’s Ian Sharp, and noted the work being done at the Lab’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP). MoneyInc.com also noted work at JCAP by Peidong Yang, and Chris and Michelle Chang in its list of top 5 new energy sources currently under development.

A recent story in Consumers Digest looked at range hoods, quoting Iain Walker and citing work done here at the Lab.

A Dec. 29 InsideHPC story looked at the Materials Project and included a video of Kristin Persson.



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Dec. 11-22, 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 Dec. 21 story in The Guardian on corporations banking on wind power quoted Ryan Wiser.

A Dec. 20 Symmetry magazine story on the year’s highlights in particle physics noted achievements by the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA).

A Dec. 20 Engineering and News Record story on wave energy efforts included Marcus Lehmann and his CalWave effort.

The December issue of Metal Architecture magazine includes a look at Chu Hall.

Michael Stadler was a recent guest on the Austrian TV talk show, Science Talk.

A Dec. 20 Nature World News story, based on a Lab news release, featured work led by Michael Wehner and Dáithí Stone showing human-induced climate change. Their work was widely covered including by London’s The Independent, NDTV, the Economic Times, India Today, and Pakistan’s The Nation, among others.

A Dec. 19 Energy Manager Today story quoted Dale Sartor in a piece on the energy efficiency of data centers.

A Dec. 19 CleanTechnica story noted the Lab would benefit from two ARPA-E awards for improving crops of the future. More details on the awards were publicized in a Lab news release.

A Dec. 19 Utility Dive opinion piece written by Ryan Wiser, Ben Paulos, Maureen Hand and Jo Seel, looked at reducing wind energy costs by increasing the size of turbines.

A Dec. 19 Business Standard story featured work on a new way to see electric signals in the heart and brain, work publicized in a Lab news release and led by Jason Horng and Halleh Balch. The Deccan Herald and Statesmen ran similar stories.

A Dec. 16 EuraAsia Review story, based on a Lab news release, highlighted work led by Naama Raz-Yaseef, Margaret Torn, Yuxin Wu, and Tim Kneafsey on measuring CO2 emissions during spring arctic thaw.

A Dec. 16 Huffington Post story featured work by Trevor Keenan showing how plants may have temporarily slowed global warming. The story was based on a Lab news release.

A Dec. 15 San Francisco Chronicle story covered Gov. Jerry Brown’s talk at this year’s American Geophysical Union meeting in which he referenced the Lab’s work. KTVU-Channel 2, KQED, The Register, and Vice.com were among other outlets that covered his comments.

A Dec. 13 Big Think story on the shape of the universe quoted David Schlegel.

A Dec. 11 New York Times story on the search for safer batteries quoted Ilan Gur of Cyclotron Road.

A Dec. 11 Los Angeles Times story on California’s climate fight quoted Jeff Greenblatt.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Dec. 4, 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 Dec. 8 Mother Nature Network story on the safety of e-cigarettes quoted Hugo Destaillats and referenced research from a Lab news release. 

A Dec. 8 Deutsche Welle story on efforts to improve energy efficiency of data centers cited a recent Lab report led by Dale Sartor, Sarah Smith, Richard Brown, and Magnus Herrlin.

The Winter issue of California magazine includes a story on future climate research efforts and contained interviews with Jeffrey Long and Inez Fung.

A Dec. 6 Scope blog story noted work at the Advanced Light Source by Simon Teat, and first highlighted in a Lab news release, using crystals to clean contaminated water.

A Dec. 6 Door & Window Market magazine story looked at a new device to measure the energy performance of windows, co-developed by the Lab’s Charlie Curcija. US Glass Network ran a similar story.

A Dec. 6 story in The Guardian noted that Silicon Valley giants are targeting 100% renewable energy and cited Lab reports led by Galen Barbose, Mark Bolinger, Jo Seel and Naim Darghouth. Newsweek ran a similar story.

A Dec. 6 Time magazine story on what to know before replacing your furnace included tips from the Lab’s Max Sherman.

A Dec. 5 Greentech Media story on the increasing size of wind turbines quoted Ryan Wiser. The Atlantic’s CityLab.com blog ran a similar story.