Friday, December 2, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Nov. 28, 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. 2 Daily Cal story featured work on metastable materials led by Kristin Persson, Gerd Ceder, and Wenhao Sun. James Analytis was also quoted in the story which was based on a Lab news release.

A Dec. 1 R&D.com feature, based on a Lab news release, covered efforts with help from Simon Teat on developing crystals that can detect and cleanse contaminated water. NewAtlas.com also featured the work.

On Nov. 30 TechBriefs.tv highlighted a Lab video and research into the search for longer lasting batteries, work involving the Advanced Light Source, David Shapiro, and others.

A Nov. 30 Health Data Management story featured Kristofer Bouchard and efforts to handle the large amount of data expected from brain research as first reported in a Lab news release.

A Nov. 30 Utility Dive opinion piece written by Ryan Wiser, Jo Seel and Ben Paulos, looked at the future, and costs, of wind energy. Ars Technica also covered similar work led by Wiser.

And a Nov. 29 ClimateWire story also looked at a new report on the lower costs of wind turbines and quoted report author Ryan Wiser.

A Nov. 29 Daily Cal story on the use of gene manipulation to improve photosynthesis highlighted work led by Kris Niyogi. The Illinois Ag Connection also covered his work based on a Lab news release.

A Nov. 29 Daily Cal story noted that five Lab researchers—Kris Niyogi, Mary Gaillard, David Shuh, Howard Matis, and Eleanor Blakely—were all named AAAS Fellows. A Lab news release also publicized their inclusion.

A Nov. 29 Economic Times story on how genes and birthplace can affect your gut microbes looked at work, based on a Lab news release, co-led by Antoine Snijders, Jian-Hua Mao, and Sasha Langley. India Today and The South Asian Times also covered their work.




Monday, November 28, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Nov. 13-27, 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 Nov. 27 story in The Epoch Times noted William Stringfellow co-authored a recent report on wastewater in California’s Central Valley.

A Nov. 22 story in The Scientist looked at efforts using atomic-scale 3D imaging to help better understand photosynthesis, work led by Junko Yano, Jan Kern and Vittal Yachandra.  The work, which first appeared in a Lab news release, was also covered by Yahoo News/Spain and Optics & Photonics News.

A Nov. 23 Daily Cal story featured a new way to visualize the center of cells, work led by Carolyn Larabell and Mark Le Gros. NanoWerk also ran a story on the research based on a Lab news release.

A Nov. 22 InsideHPC podcast with Eva Nogales looked at cryo-EM w/supercomputers

A Nov. 20 Xinhua News story the latest Top 500 supercomputer list quoted Horst Simon. Number 5 on the list this year is NERSC’s CORI machine. IEEE Spectrum, ComputerWorld, PC World and many others also covered CORI’s inclusion.

A Nov. 18 Vice.com story looked at work at the Joint Genome Institute using GMOs for carbon fixation. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News also covered the research, which appeared in a JGI news release.

A Nov. 17 Los Angeles Times story highlighted efforts led by Kris Niyogi to boost photosynthesis. The work was widely covered, including by the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Science Magazine, Science News, Technology Review, Yahoo News, Xinhua News and more, many based on a Lab news release.
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/how-turning-plants-sunshield-can-grow-bigger-crops
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602932/super-fast-growing-gm-plants-could-yield-the-next-green-revolution/
https://www.yahoo.com/news/scientists-modify-plants-making-them-sunlight-better-190301957.html

A Nov. 17 India West story, based on a Lab news release, looked at work by Ramamoorthy Ramesh to create a new material to improve efficiency of computers.

A Nov. 17 International Business Times story on new revelations about quark-gluon plasma, and based on a Lab news release, cited work led by Xin-Nian Wang. LiveScience.com also feature the research.

A Nov. 16 podcast of the Energy Transition Show included an interview with Ryan Wiser and the future of wind power.

A Nov. 16 Smithsonian Magazine story highlighted work by Trevor Keenan showing how plants have stabilized CO2 emissions, for now. Climate Change News also covered his work, which first appeared in a Lab news release.

A Nov. 16 KGO-TV ABC Bay Area story on making batteries safer included an interview with Nitash Balsara.

A Nov. 15 Seeker.com video and story looked at the evolution of the Darfur Stoves project and included Danny Wilson.

A Nov. 14 EnergyWire story looked at work by several Cyclotron Road innovators— including CalWave, Opus 12, and Mallinda—and quoted Philip Taynton and Ilan Gur.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Nov. 6, 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 Nov. 10 Washington Post story featured work led by Trevor Keenan showing plants are slowing the growth rate of atmospheric CO2. His work was widely covered including by the BBC, The Guardian, The Economist, Christian Science Monitor, New Scientist, Gizmodo, Yahoo News, Chemistry World, The Verge, Xinhua News, and numerous others, many based on a Lab news release.

On Nov. 9, Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture, posted a blog on her recent visit to the Lab where she met members of various divisions and visited the Advanced Light Source.

A Nov. 8 EE Times story highlighted work led by Alex Zettl on high-efficiency perovskite solar cells.

A Nov. 4 GreenWire story noted the Lab received several R&D100 awards this year. The awards were also featured on Energy.gov and via a Lab story as well.