Friday, September 16, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 11, 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 Sept. 16 story in Contra Costa College’s The Advocate on the suspension of plans for a Richmond second campus quoted Robin Lopez.

A Sept. 15 RechargeNews.com story on a new collaboration (DuraMat) aimed at creating durable PV materials noted the Lab’s involvement.

A Sept. 15 Ars Technica story on new reports showing a drop in prices in renewables included two led by the Lab.

A Sept. 14 NPR story on the benefits of running quoted and cited work by Paul Williams.

A Sept. 12 Washington Post story highlighted a new report on the drop in wind energy prices, work led by Ryan Wiser. The report was widely covered including by E&E News, CleanTechnica, North American Wind Power, GreenTech Media and others.

A Sept. 13 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story on the energy decision making process quoted Annika Todd.

A Sept. 12 Daily Cal story on microbial dark matter quoted Tanja Woyke.

A Sept. 12 TakePart.com story looked at arsenic in California drinking water and quoted Ashok Gadgil.

A September edition of Pharma Technology Magazine included a story on efforts to develop a “chemofilter,” work being done by Chelsea Chen and Nitash Balsara, and highlighted in a Lab news release. Anand Patel was also quoted in the story.


Friday, September 9, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Sept. 04, 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 Sept. 9 Utility Dive story on the dropping cost of solar cited two recent Lab reports and quoted their authors, Galen Barbose and Mark Bolinger. Salon.com also cited the reports in a related story.

A Sept. 9 China Daily story highlighted a new China energy road map developed with the Lab’s input. RenewEconomy.com and ECNS China also covered the new report.

A Sept. 8 Sacramento Bee story noted the signing of a climate bill by Gov. Brown and quoted the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt. Greenblatt’s research in this area was also noted in a Los Angeles Times story and featured as part of a KNBC-TV Los Angeles interview segment.

A Sept. 8 insideHPC story noted that the Lab would lead numerous new exascale computing projects. HPC Wire, The Register and NetworkWorld.com also covered the announcement following a Lab news release.

On Sept. 6 Berkeleyside.com ran a feature, based on a Lab story, on accelerator operator Reba Siero.

A Sept. 2 Richmond Confidential story looked at the suspension of plans for a second campus in Richmond.




Friday, September 2, 2016

Berkeley Lab In the News, August 21 to Sept. 2, 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 Sept. 1 Utility Dive story featured a new report on wind power led by Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger. GreenTechMedia also ran a similar story along with a podcast with Wiser.

And on Aug. 27, a New York Times editorial on wind power also noted the recent report by Wiser and Bolinger.

An Aug. 31 US News & World Report story highlighted new insights into cancer, work led by Gary Karpen and Weiguo Zhang. Daily Cal, Medscape News, HealthDay News, FierceBiotech, and others also covered their findings based on a Lab news release.

An Aug. 31 Las Vegas Review-Journal story noted the Lab’s involvement as finalists for a geothermal energy lab.

Technology Review magazine recently unveiled its list of top Innovators Under 35 and included the Lab’s Kendra Kuhl on the list.

And the September issue of Diablo Magazine includes a list of its Forty Under Forty, which includes the Lab’s Kathryn Zurek.

An Aug. 30 insideHPC story looked at new funds for clean energy high performance computing projects, some of which will be co-led by the Lab.

An Aug. 29 San Jose Mercury-News front-page story on California’s efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions quoted Jeff Greenblatt. He was also quoted in a related Vox.com story.

An Aug. 28 San Francisco Chronicle story highlighted two new studies on the dropping price of solar prices, work led by Galen Barbose and Mark Bolinger and first seen in a Lab news release. Their findings were also covered by the San Francisco Business Times, Scientific American, GreenWire, Energy Matters, PV Magazine, Clean Technica, and the Ag & Energy video report.

An Aug. 26 San Francisco Chronicle story noted the suspension of efforts to create a second campus in Richmond. The Mercury-News, Daily Cal, San Francisco Business Times, Berkeleyside.com and the Richmond Standard all covered the news.

An Aug. 22 Scientific American story on the Maker movement noted related efforts by the Lab’s Ron Zuckermann.

An Aug. 22 Daily Cal story, based on a Lab news release, noted the awarding of small business vouchers to companies to work with the Lab and quoted Jodi Bellacicco.

An Aug. 20 Xinhua story featured new research into the uses of Metal-Organic Frameworks by Omar Yaghi. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News also covered his work, based on a Lab news release.

A recent story on ABC Salud, Spain, looked at the dangers of e-cigs, work led by Hugo Destaillats and Lara Gundel. Their work first appeared in a Lab news release.


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.