Friday, October 20, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 15, 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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An Oct. 20 Solar Industry Magazine story looked at a new report co-led by Naïm DarghouthGalen Barbose, Andrew Mills and Ryan Wiser showing the impact of solar storage.

On Oct. 20 R&D.com ran a feature based on a Lab news release that looked at the development of a multinozzle emitter from Lab start-up, Newomics, started by Daojing Wang.

An Oct. 20 Technology.org story, based on a Lab news release, showed how cool roofs can lead to water efficiency, work led by Pouya Vahmani and Andrew Jones. TechExplorist.com ran a similar story. 

An Oct. 17 story in The Atlantic on the California fires quoted Michael Wehner.

An Oct. 16 San Jose Mercury News story on the observation of neutron stars colliding quoted Daniel Kasen who, along with Peter Nugent, participated in the new findings. The work was highlighted in a Lab news release and also appeared in the Daily Cal, Yahoo! News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, East Bay Times, insideHPC, and many others.

An Oct. 16 Daily Cal story on MacArthur Fellowship winners quoted Carl Haber, a past winner of the prestigious prize.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 08, 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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An Oct. 13 insideHPC story based on a Lab news release showed how Jeff Donatelli, Peter Zwart, and Kanupriya Pande used X-ray technology to reconstruct the nanoscale features of a virus. HPC Wire ran a similar story on their work.

An Oct. 9 GreenTech Media story on cyber security noted a Lab effort led by Sean Peisert and Daniel Arnold to strengthen the security of the grid.

An Oct. 8 New Hampshire Valley News story on solar energy quoted Mark Bolinger.

An Oct. 10 Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City University News story profiled Mina Bissell as part of their Women in STEM series.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Oct. 1, 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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An Oct. 6 UPI News story on battery technology and EVs quoted the Lab’s Gerbrand Ceder.

An Oct. 5 Los Angeles Times story on Neanderthal DNA quoted Eddy Rubin.

An Oct. 5 Biofuels Digest story noted how Joint Genome Institute researchers are finding novel ways to boost biomass yield.

An Oct. 4 Daily Cal story quoted Lab Director Mike Witherell in a story on UC Berkeley alum Barry Barish receiving the Nobel Prize in physics this week.

An Oct. 4 Davis Enterprise column noted the Lab’s work on understanding air-conditioning’s role in climate change.

An Oct. 2 Public News Service podcast looked at a new report led by Ryan Wiser showing the costs and benefits of renewable portfolio standards.

An October Physics Today column co-written by the Lab’s Spencer Klein looked at ultraperipheral nuclear collisions.

An Oct. 2 Solar Power World story featured a new Lab effort led by Daniel Arnold and Sean Peisert to strengthen the security of the grid, work which first appeared in a Lab news release.

An Oct. 1 Daily Cal story noted funding for quantum computing being led by Bert de Jong, Jonathan Carter, and Irfan Siddiqi. Futurism.com ran a similar story based on a Lab news release.

An Oct. 1 story in The Scientist on computational tools to design DNA looked at Build Optimization Software Tools (BOOST) developed by Ernst Oberortner, Jan-Fang Cheng, Samuel Deutsch, and Nathan Hillson.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Sept. 24, 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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The October issue of Ocean News magazine features underwater acoustics research led by Xiang Zhang and Chengzhi Shi. The story stemmed from a Lab news release.

A Sept. 29 insideHPC story, based on a Lab news release, looked at a new Lab effort towards quantum computation being led by Irfan Siddiqi, Jonathan Carter, and Bert de Jong. HPC Wire also covered the announcement.

A Sept. 28 BioEnergy News story highlighted several new DOE-funded Community Science Programs at the Joint Genome Institute and quoted Susannah Tringe. BioFuels Digest ran a similar story.

A Sept. 28 Daily Energy story noted a new Lab effort to help protect the grid, an effort led by Daniel Arnold and Sean Peisert and first reported in a Lab news release. Solar Industry Magazine ran a similar story.

A Sept. 27 National Geographic story on renewable portfolio standards quoted Ryan Wiser.

A Sept. 27 Gizmodo story on ancient star maps quoted the Lab’s Khee-Gan Lee.

A Sept. 27 CleanTechnica story featured the development of a “bijel” by Thomas Russell, Joe Forth, and Brett Helms. The story was based on a Lab news release.https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/27/yet-another-energy-storage-breakthrough-coming-thanks-weirdly-exciting-new-substance/

A Sept. 25 Controlled Environments Magazine highlighted work by Peidong Yang on turning CO2 into fuels. The story was based on a Lab news release.

On Sept. 25, College Magazine ran a Top 10 list of Women in Stem, which included the Lab’s Claire Robertson, Sarah Richardson and Ming Yi.

A Sept. 25 Solar Novus Today story reported on the 10th annual Tracking the Sun report led by Galen Barbose, and Naim Darghouth.

A Sept. 24 Columbus Dispatch story on wind farms in Ohio quoted the Lab’s Joe Rand.