Monday, July 25, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 17, 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 July 22 Los Angeles Times story on recent results from the LUX dark matter experiment quoted Simon Fiorucci. Daniel McKinsey, Kevin Lesko, and Natalie Roe were quoted in a Lab news release and various other stories found on Xinhua News, The Telegraph, Astronomy.com, Physics World, R&D magazine, The Register, Cosmos Magazine and many others.

A July 22 Washington Post story on recent heat waves cited research by the Lab’s Heat Island Group.

A July 20 Economic Times story, based on a Lab news release, highlighted work led by Evan Mills showing how LED lighting could create jobs in developing countries. CleanTechnica, India Today, Technology.org, PV Magazine, South Asian Times, and many other outlets also covered his findings.

A July 20 Time Magazine story on the importance of proper use of air conditioning quoted Mark Mendell.

A July 20 CNN story on the reality of “invisibility cloaks” cited recent work led by Xiang Zhang.

A July 18 Popular Science story looked at microbes sent into space for research, some of which were collected by Tamas Torok.

A July 17 Daily Cal story noted new funding to support Lab-led watershed research and quoted Ken Williams.

A July 16 front-page San Jose Mercury News story on the increasing efficiency of data centers featured work led by Arman Shehabi, Dale Sartor, and colleagues. NPR news also cited their work, first appearing in a Lab news release, in a recent episode of “All Things Considered.”

A July 16 Science World Report story featured the creation of the largest 3D map of the universe and quoted David Schlegel and Natalie Roe. TechTimes, CNN, and the Daily Cal also covered the story based on a Lab news release.

The summer edition of Metroscape magazine on building science includes an interview with Max Sherman and mentions Art Rosenfeld.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 10, 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 July 15 Popular Science story featured the creation of the largest 3-D map of the Universe to date. David Schlegel, Shirley Ho and Natalie Roe were mentioned in various stories found in Wired, TechTimes, Gizmodo, Huffington Post, The Register, Australian News, Gizmag, Cambodian Times, KurzweilAI and others.

A July 15 WBUR Boston NPR story on the environmental implications of driverless cars quoted Arman Shehabi and Jeff Greenblatt.

A July 14 New Yorker story on the death of dinosaurs noted work by Luis and Walter Alvarez.

A July 13 Daily Cal story on UC-fostered research quoted Marcus Lehmann on his CalWave project.

A July 13 Fortune magazine story on turning gas flares into power included a look at work from Lab-startup Alphabet Energy.

A July 12 ACHR News story highlighted work on the energy consumption of datacenters, work led by Arman Shehabi, Dale Sartor and colleagues. Data Center Spotlight also covered their research.

A July 11 MotherBoard story focused on work into an atomically thin transistor, work led by Xiang Zhang and Mervin Zhao. ChemEurope, the Economic Times, EE Times, The Register, HPC Wire, the Daily Cal and KurzweilAI also covered their work.

A July 11 Laboratory Equipment story on female researchers included a profile of JBEI’s Ee-Been Goh.



Friday, July 8, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 3, 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 July 8 Technology Review story highlighted work led by Alex Weber-Bargioni on a new way of looking at solar cells, work first appearing in a Lab news release. IEEE Spectrum, EE Times, Computerworld, PV Magazine and many others also covered the work.

A July 8 Inside Climate News story on deaths tied to global warming quoted Michael Wehner.

On July 5 R&D.com featured a story, based on a Lab news release, on better predicting how semiconductors behave, work led by Francesca Toma.

A July 2 San Francisco Chronicle story on the impact of utility companies after the closing of the Diablo Canyon nuclear facility quoted Chuck Goldman and was facilitated through the Public Affairs office.


Friday, July 1, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 26, 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 July 1 PhysOrg.com story featured work led by Eva Nogales using cryo-EM with NERSC resources.

A June 29 R&D.com story looked at efforts to build a better battery and quoted David PrendergastControlled Environments magazine and Energy Harvesting Journal also ran stories based on a Lab news release.

A June 28 Forbes magazine story highlighted research co-led by Arman Shehabi, Dale Sartor and others, showing that while datacenters have increased in size, their energy consumption has plateaued. Their work was first publicized in a Lab news release and was widely covered by Fortune, EE News, The Register, Computerworld, a blog by Google, and many others.

A June 27 Capital Public Radio story on water found deep beneath California’s Central Valley quoted Preston Jordan. Jordan was also quoted in a similar InsideClimateNews story.

A June 27 Forbes magazine story noted work led by John Hartwig on the creation of a bionic enzyme that has led to new chemical reactions. The Daily Cal also covered the work, based on a Lab news release, and quoted Hanna Key.

A June 27 Wall Street Journal story featured efforts to develop a “chemofilter,” work being done by Chelsea Chen and Nitash Balsara and highlighted in a recent Lab news release.

A June 27 NextBigFuture.com story on the promise of a 200-petaflop computer quoted Horst Simon.

A June 26 Philanthropy News Digest story noted that Art Rosenfeld and Jennifer Doudna had won Tang Prizes.