Friday, October 17, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 12, 2014


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.

An Oct. 17 CleanTechnica story included work on a magnesium-ion battery by David Prendergast and Liwen Wan.

On Oct. 17 Engineering.com featured a 3D map of the “adolescent” universe noting work by Martin White and Casey Stark. Daily Galaxy also covered their work.

An Oct. 16 Oakland North story looked at a recent Science At The Theater event, quoting Katie Antypas and Jeff Miller.

An Oct. 16 Daily Cal story featured work on a possible cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, work co-led by John Tainer and David Shin.

An Oct. 14 GCN.com story highlighted the recent creation of a heat map and quoted Ronnen Levinson.

An Oct. 14 CBS Moneywatch story on an uptick in PV installations quoted Galen Barbose. He was also quoted in a similar story on WROC Rochester.

An Oct. 13 Fox News story featured FLEXLAB and included Mary Ann Piette.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Sept. 28- Oct. 10, 2014


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.

An upcoming issue of Sierra magazine includes a look at cool pavement research being conducted at the Lab.

An Oct. 10 story in The Guardian quoted Nan Zhou on China’s energy efficiency efforts.

An Oct. 8 San Francisco Chronicle story on a new wave of funding for brain research noted the Lab’s involvement. A similar Daily Cal story quoted Bruce Cohen and Peter Denes.

An Oct. 6 Daily Cal story noted the awarding of the National Medal of Science to Alexandre Chorin.

An Oct. 6 Radio Free Asia story on China’s efforts to become more energy efficient quoted David Fridley.

An Oct. 3 Fars News story featured research on quark-gluon plasma led by Xin-Nian Wang and Peter Jacobs.

An Oct. 3 Information Week story on the use of supercomputers for modeling (including climate change) quoted Michael Wehner.

An Oct. 2 Quartz story on Apple’s planned watch quoted Venkat Srinivasan on its expected battery life.

An Oct. 1 KNPR-FM story on solar energy efforts in Nevada included Andy Satchwell.

A Sept. 30 Forbes magazine story highlighted research on the death of stars, work supported by NERSC and the Lab’s Computational Research Division. Engineering.com, The Daily Mail, New Scientist, International Business Times and the Economic Times were among many that reported the news.

On Sept. 30 R&D.com featured research on a new way to automate the sorting of genomes, work led by Steven Singer and Yu-Wei Wu.

A September issue of Symmetry magazine covered recent efforts by the Daya Bay experiment to discover sterile neutrinos and quoted Kam-Biu Luk.

A Sept. 30 Richmond Confidential story gave an update on the Richmond Bay Campus effort.

A Sept. 30 IEEE Spectrum story on the rise of rooftop solar efforts quoted Andrew Satchwell and a report he recently co-authored.

A Sept. 29 San Jose Mercury News story on climate impacts on California’s drought cited a recent study co-led by Daithi Stone.

A Sept. 28 BioFuels Digest issue included a Q&A with JBEI’s Seema Singh.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 21, 2014


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.

A Sept. 26 San Francisco Chronicle story highlighted a new report on solar panels, work led by Galen Barbose. Computer World, PV Magazine and others also covered the report.

On Sept. 26 R&D.com featured work on artificial photosynthesis led by Peidong Yang.

A Sept. 25 Southern California Public Radio story highlighted research led by the Lab’s Ronnen Levinson which led to an interactive heat map of 5 California cities.

The latest issue of National Geographic magazine features work by the Lab’s Anand Gopal, Samveg Saxena and Amol Phadke showing benefits of electric cars in India and China. (no link)

A Sept. 23 Consumer Reports story on adding value to your home (including the addition of solar power) quoted Galen Barbose.

A Sept. 22 FCW magazine story on employee collaborative tools, including those being used at Berkeley Lab, quoted Adam Stone.

A September issue of Physics Today highlighted work co-led by the Lab’s Oliver Gessner, which helps give a better understanding of quantum vortices within liquid helium.

A Sept. 21 Daily Cal story covered the recent Berkeley Lab hiring of three developmentally disabled people from ProjectSEARCH noting Kem Robinson and Lady Idos’ involvment.

A Sept. 19 BBC News story on the history of plutonium noted Berkeley Lab’s contributions to better understanding the element.

On Sept. 19 the Associated Press ran a story noting California will ban smoking at home day care facilities, citing recent research by Berkeley Lab. Many news outlets covered the decision.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 14, 2014


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.

A Sept. 18 USA Today story noted a new report on solar energy and quoted Galen Barbose, while Mark Bolinger was quoted in a similar story in BreakingEnergy.com.
PV Magazine and other publications also ran stories.

A Sept. 17 International Business Times story on MacArthur Award winners quoted previous Lab winner, Carl Haber.

A Sept. 16 KGO-TV Channel 7 story featured a startup originating from Berkeley Lab technology that now helps remove arsenic from well water.

A Sept. 16 Forbes.com story on renewable energy prices cited work led by Ryan Wiser which showed a reduction of wind energy costs.

A Sept. 15 US News & World Report story highlighted work by Bill Jagust on proteins and Alzheimer’s. The work was widely covered by numerous TV stations, the Daily Cal, Examiner.com, HealthDay, WebMD and many others.




Friday, September 12, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 7, 2014


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.

On Sept. 12 Engineering.com featured work on a new metallic alloy co-led by Rob Ritchie.

A Sept. 11 Sacramento Bee story on tax credits and wind power quoted Ryan Wiser. Wiser was also mentioned in a Motley Fool article on California’s new efforts to improve the permitting process.

On Sept. 11 SciCasts.com featured the story of the Advanced Light Source setting a new microscopy record led by David Shapiro and Howard Padmore. Engineering.com also featured the effort.

A Sept. 11 HPC Wire story focused on NERSC’s exascale computing efforts and quoted Sudip Dosanjh.

A Sept. 9 opinion piece in The Hill on the value of the national labs was co-written by lab Director Paul Alivisatos.

A Sept. 9 io9 story on challenges to building a space colony quoted Sylvain Costes.

A Sept. 9 Huffington Post opinion piece on fracking was co-written by David Bailey, who mentioned a recent fracking report co-authored by lab researchers.

A recent Nature Asia story on pollution in India quoted Joshua Apte.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 31, 2014


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.

On Sept. 5, R&D.com featured work on a new alloy co-discovered by the Lab’s Rob Ritchie.

A Sept. 4 Daily Cal story featured research on the benefits of using cool roofs in China, work led by the Lab’s Ronnen Levinson.

A Sept. 3 Daily Cal obituary noted the passing of former Lab chemist Robert Connick.

A Sept. 3 Live Science story looked at the inner workings of microtubules, research led by the Lab’s Eva Nogales.

A Sept. 3 East Bay Express story looked at a recent report on fracking in California and noted the Lab’s involvement in the findings. Southern California Public Radio also ran a story on the report.

A Sept. 3 National Geographic story on the finding of a galaxy super cluster quoted the Lab’s David Schlegel.

On Sept. 3 FierceDrugDelivery.com featured work on peptoid nanosheets, research co-led by the Lab’s Ron Zuckermann. DailyNewsEn.com also featured his research.
On Sept. 3 Phys.Org featured research on levels of radiation from Fukushima led by the Lab’s Eric Norman.

On Sept. 2 R&D.com featured research on extremophiles led by the Lab’s Douglas Clark.

A recent issue of Construction Pro included a Q&A with the Lab’s Tianzhen Hong on hybrid modeling for building energy efficiency.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 24, 2014


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. 
 
An August 29 Los Angeles Times story on a new report on fracking in California noted that Berkeley Lab researchers helped lead the effort. EE News and several other outlets also covered the new report.

An August 28 Tech Times story highlighted comparative research into the genomes of flies, worms and humans and quoted the Lab’s Sue Celniker, a study co-author. Wall StreetOTC and several other outlets also covered the findings.

An August 28 R&D.com story featured cool roofs research in China led by the Lab’s Ronnen Levinson.

An August 27 Scientific American story featured research on ionic liquids led by the Lab’s Seema Singh and Blake Simmons.

An August 26 Daily Cal looked at a new multi-lab collaboration to study climate change and quoted the Lab’s Bill Collins. R&D magazine also ran a story.

An August 26 National Geographic story on data energy waste quoted the Lab’s Bill Tschudi.

An August 26 Nanowerk story featured work on a promising new material that may challenge graphene and quoted the study’s author, Feng Wang. R&D magazine and Azom.com also covered his research.

An August 25 Physics World story on research into the conductance of single-molecule junctions quoted Zhenfei Liu, who works in the lab of Jeff Neaton.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 17, 2014


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.

An August 22 Live Science story highlighted work co-led by the Lab’s Oliver Gessner which helps give a better understanding of quantum vortices within liquid helium.

An August 22 story on The Energy Collective covered a new Lab-led report on wind power and quoted the Lab’s Ryan Wiser. CleanEnergy and FierceEnergy were some of the other outlets that also covered the report’s release.

An August 21 story in The Ecologist featured a recent report on fracking led by the Lab’s William Stringfellow.

An August 21 story in Today’s Facility Manager noted that the Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division had won a Champion of Energy Award from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

An August 19 San Francisco Chronicle story on the origins of meteorites quoted the Lab’s Kunihiko Nishiizumi.

An August 19 Contra Costa Times story looked at a new multi-lab effort to model climate change. HPC Wire and FCW.com also covered the announcement.

An August 18 KGO-TV Channel 7 story highlighted work at the Molecular Foundry and Advanced Light Source to improve computer chips. The story included interviews with Deirdre Olynick, Patrick Naulleau, and Paul Ashby.



Friday, August 15, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 10, 2014


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.

An August 14 Fox News story featured research on microscopic particles brought back from space and mentioned the Advanced Light Source and Andrew Westphal. Daily Galaxy, Space.com, the Business Standard, California magazine and others ran similar stories.

An August 14 Sacramento Bee opinion piece on efforts to study the brain was co-authored by Lab Director Paul Alivisatos.

An August 14 Huffington Post story on air quality in India quoted the Lab’s Joshua Apte.

An August 13 Newsweek story highlighted new research on fracking led by the Lab’s William Stringfellow. His work was widely covered by Popular Mechanics, Salon and R&D magazine among others.

An August 13 ExecutiveGov.com story noted Bill Tschudi’s efforts to help data centers go green.

An August 13 San Jose Mercury News story profiled the Lab’s Howdy Goudey and Robin Mitchell.

An August 12 CBS News story featured research led by the Lab’s Paul Williams showing too much exercise may be harmful after a heart attack. Numerous other news outlets including the London Telegraph, Time magazine, New York Daily News, Huffington Post, KIRO-TV and KOVR-TV, Medscape, China’s Xinhua News and the Toronto Globe and Mail, also covered his work.

An August 12 Eco-Business Q&A with the Lab’s Steve Selkowitz looked at efforts towards a zero-energy future.

An August 12 story in The Guardian on challenges in efforts to switch to renewables quoted the Lab’s Chuck Goldman.

An August 11 Inc.com story on a new chip by IBM quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, July 27 to August 8, 2014


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.

An August 7 New York Times story on a new IBM computer chip designed to work like a human brain quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon. The Wall Street Journal, Cnet and Forbes were among many others who quoted Simon in similar stories.

An August 7 KPIX-TV Channel 5 story featured the iCLEM program held at JBEI and included the Lab’s Shaila Kotadia. (Video is in 3 parts)
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An August 7 EveryDayHealth column with Sanjay Gupta looked at thirdhand smoke and quoted the Lab’s Lara Gundel.

An August 6 Vox.com story on indoor air quality quoted the Lab’s William Fisk.

An August 6 Austrian Tribune story featured work on sound waves led by the Lab’s Xiang Zhang. GizMag and the Daily Mail also covered the work.

An August 6 Daily Cal story on a new DOE effort to publicize federally-funded research quoted the Lab’s John Stoner.

An August 1 Los Angeles Times story on a report on the San Onofre nuclear plant mentioned Robert Budnitz, the report’s author. The Orange County Register, San Diego Union-Tribune and Yahoo!News also covered the report.

A July 31 SciCasts.com story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Henrik Scheller to help advance the genetic engineering of fuel crops.

A July 31 National Geographic story on the spike in Oklahoma quakes quoted the Lab’s Ernie Majer.