Friday, September 4, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 30, 2015

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 Sept. 4 Utility Dive story highlighted a report on electricity reliability and quoted coauthor Peter Larsen.

A Sept. 4 Newsweek story looked at work by Evan Mills showing the high cost of gaming computers. His work was widely covered by Yahoo News, CleanTechnica, Slate, Vice.com, Wired, Digital Trends, Grist, and PC Gamer among others. The news coverage was the result of a news release produced by Lab Public Affairs.

A Sept. 3 R&D.com feature, based on a lab news release, looked at work led by Sylvain Costes who developed a way to time-lapse the repair of cells.

A Sept. 3 San Francisco Chronicle story looked at the recent helicopter flyovers gathering information on background radiation, work being led by Kai Vetter and Brian Quiter. KPIX CBS TV, KTVU FOX TV, KNTV NBC TV, KGO ABC TV, and Berkeleyside.com also covered the research project.

A Sept. 3 Wired magazine story on bacteria-killing viruses quoted Joint Genome Institute’s Tanja Woyke and Nikos Kyrpides.

A Sept. 3 piece on Move Forward written by Jeff Greenblatt looked at the transportation challenges of space travel.

A Sept. 3 R&D.com feature looked at nanoscale defects, work led by Michael Crommie and Jairo Velasco Jr. The story was based on a lab news release.

A Sept. 2 Daily Mail story looked at the first 3D CT scans showing the Earth’s interior, work made possible by NERSC computers.

A Sept. 2 Christian Science Monitor story on a future of increasing droughts and heat waves quoted Michael Wehner.

A Sept. 1 story in The Scientist quoted the Joint Genome Institute’s Nikos Kyrpides on the benefits of next-generation sequencing.

An August 31 Public Radio International story looked at work on artificial photosynthesis by Chris Chang, Michelle Chang and Peidong Yang.


Friday, August 28, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 23, 2015

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 latest issue of California magazine looks at technology by Carl Haber to help recover audio from turn-of-the century Native Americans.

An August 28 Wall Street Journal story on smart windows noted the work done at Berkeley Lab by Delia Milliron.

An August 28 Christian Science Monitor story on non-reproducible experiments quoted Mina Bissell.

An August 27 Orange County Register story on a proposed desalination plant quoted Larry Dale.

An August 27 R&D.com feature, based on a lab news release, focused on work by Christopher Chang and Omar Yaghi turning carbon dioxide into something useful.

An August 26 Engineering & Technology magazine story looked at work by Peidong Yang, Chris Chang and Michelle Chang on a hybrid artificial photosynthesis system. Gizmag ran a similar story based on a Berkeley Lab news release.

An August 26 Climate Wire story on a hearing on fracking quoted testimony from William Stringfellow. Capital Radio also covered the hearing and his testimony.

An August 26 io9 story featured work led by Rebecca Abergel on actinides. The story was the result of a news release written by Lab Public Affairs.

An August 25 Climate Wire story highlighted a report by Peter Larsen, Joe Eto, and Kristina Hamachi LaCommare assessing changes in electricity reliability. The Weather Channel, Gizmodo, CleanTechnica, Fierce Energy and GreenCarCongress also covered the report.

An August 24 Climate Wire story on how to sell 2- and 3-wheeled electric vehicles quoted Anand Gopal.



Friday, August 21, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 16, 2015

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 August 21 Wall Street Journal story updated the audio restoration work of Carl Haber. (subscription may be required)

An August 21 Washington Post story looked at efforts to measure shrinking in West Antarctica, work coauthored by Dan Martin. The Weather Network and ClimateWire also covered the story.

An August 21 story in The Platform highlighted how a team from the Joint Genome Institute used NERSC supercomputers to decrease the time to assemble the human genome.

An August 20 Yahoo News story on the search for dark energy and dark matter quoted Holger Müller. MSN and Space.com ran similar stories.

An August 20 Utility Dive story featured a recent report on wind energy by Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger. The story was based on a lab news release.

An August 20 Yahoo Finance story looked at common myths on home heating and quoted Max Sherman. The Brisbane Courier Mail ran a similar story.

An August 19 ChemEurope story covered a major innovation in molecular imaging by Ke Xu. Their story was based on a news release written by lab Public Affairs.

An August 19 opinion piece written by Jeff Greenblatt on MoveForward.com looked at autonomous taxis.

An August 18 Architectural Lighting Report story on the future of lighting controls quoted Steve Selkowitz and Eleanor Lee, and mentioned FLEXLAB.

An August 17 CleanTechnica story, based on a lab news release, featured work with a campanile probe led by Jim Schuck. The Engineer ran a similar story.

An August 17 Chemical & Engineering News story highlighted work led by Rebecca Abergel showing new insights into actinides.

An August 17 R&D magazine story on solar prices included a recent report led by Galen Barbose. Yale360 ran a similar story mentioning the report.




Friday, August 14, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 09, 2015

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 August 14 ClimateWire news story highlighted a new report on solar costs led by Galen BarboseUPI, CleanTechnica, Renewable Energy Magazine, PV-Magazine and Utility Dive were among the many other outlets that also covered the report’s release.

An August 13 National Geographic story cited a new wind report led by Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger. The report also received coverage from the Washington Post, Houston Public Radio, ClimateWire, UPI, Consumer Affairs, Renewable Energy Magazine, GreenTechMedia, UtilityDive, and many others.

An Aug. 13 R&D.com feature, based on a news release written by lab Public Affairs, looked at new findings from the IceCube project, citing Spencer Klein and Gary BinderDailyGalaxy also covered the story.

An August 9 Daily Cal story looked at a new data-sharing effort, the Pacific Research Platform, and quoted Eli Dart and Jon Bashor.

An August 9 San Francisco Chronicle story on California’s efforts to cut gasoline use quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

An August Innovation Toronto story looked at Lab-startup Optokey. The story was based on a feature story originally written by lab Public Affairs.