Friday, August 19, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, August 7 to 19, 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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An Aug. 19 Washington Post story on the increases in energy efficiency programs quoted Chuck Goldman.

An Aug. 19 Optics & Photonics story featured work by Evan Mills showing how LED lighting can bring employment to developing countries. His work first appeared in a Lab news release.

An Aug. 18 CleanTechnica story highlighted a new Lab report on wind energy and quoted Ryan Wiser. The report was also covered by E&E News (which quoted Mark Bolinger), Vox.com, North American Wind Power, Natural Resources Defense Council, GreenTech Media and others.

An Aug. 18 story in The Scientist quoted Robert Riley on new insights into how yeast behaves. GreenCarCongress.com and Ethanol Producer covered the work and also quoted co-author Igor Grigoriev.

An Aug. 18 SciCasts.com story highlighted work by Omar Yaghi on using metal-organic frameworks leading to a new way to view hard-to-study samples. Nanowerk, R&D.com and NewsMedical.net used a Lab news release to also tell the story.

An Aug. 17 Berkeleyside.com story noted a scientific expedition underway led by Jim Bishop, who is using ocean-going robots to track carbon. The expedition is being documented via a blog by the Lab’s Sarah Yang.

An Aug. 17 GotScience.org story, based on a Lab news release, featured work by Carolyn Larabell and Michal Hammel on the discovery of a molecular switch.

An Aug. 16 HPCWire story noted new investment in supercomputer based materials design to be led by Steven Louie. InsideHPC, the Oak Ridger and GreenCarCongress were some of the others covering the announcement from a Lab news release.

An Aug. 14 San Diego Union-Tribune story on how communities support renewable energy projects quoted Chuck Goldman.

An Aug. 10 New York Times story on global warming linked to the Lab’s Indoor Air Quality site as additional information on the use of air-conditioners.

An Aug. 9 Popular Mechanics story highlighted the beginning of construction for the Lab-led Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument. The Science Explorer, Daily Mail, Fast Company, TechCrunch, ZDNet, the Vancouver Sun, Business Insider and many others also ran stories, many based on a Lab news release. Many stories quoted Michael Levi and/or David Schlegel.

An Aug. 9 Journal Times story (Racine, WI) noted a local student was attending the Lab’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program.

An Aug. 9 Inman.com story on the most solar-saturated zip codes in California was written by Ben Hoen and based on Lab research.

An Aug. 8 EnergyWire story on appropriate utility pricing for grid energy quoted Lisa Schwartz.



Friday, August 5, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News. Week of July 31, 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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An Aug. 3 New York Times story on climate change and the “rebound effect” quoted Alan Meier.

An Aug. 3 Bloomberg story on the impact of distributed energy on utility stock values cited a recent report led by Andrew Satchwell and Peter Cappers. Entelligent.com also noted their report in a similar story.

An Aug. 1 SciCasts story featured research, based on a Lab news release, on a molecular switch discovered by Michal Hammel and Carolyn Larabell.

An Aug.1 Chemistry World story highlighted research into the dangers of e-cigarettes, work led by Hugo Destaillats and Lara Gundel. Chemical & Engineering News, several Spanish-language publications, and WPVI-TV also covered their work, which originally appeared in a Lab news release.

An Aug.1 EcoWatch.com story on California zip codes with the most solar panels was written by Ben Hoen and Joe Rand.



Friday, July 29, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 24, 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 28 Washington Post story highlighted new research on e-cigarettes by Hugo Destaillats, Lara Gundel, Mohamad Sleiman and colleagues. Their work was widely covered nationally, and internationally, by the San Diego Union Tribune, Popular Science, Consumer Reports, Voice of America, The Independent, HealthDay News, WebMD, UPI, MedPage TodayUS News & World Report, Vice, The Verge, papers in Indonesia, Poland, Russia and France, and numerous other outlets and TV newscasts. Much of the coverage resulted from a Lab news release.

A July 28 Climate Wire story on heat waves quoted — and cited work by — Dáithí Stone.
 
A July 26 Scientific American story and video with Jackie Gates and Ken Gregorich looked at the making of super heavy elements.
 
A July 26 Space.com story on the largest 3D map of galaxies ever produced quoted David Schlegel.
 
A July 26 Rocky Mountain PBS story on a $20 million effort towards watershed research quoted Ken Williams who will help lead the project.

Power Electronics World story featured research on circuits just several atoms thick, work developed by Xiang Zhang and highlighted in a Lab news release.
 



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.