Friday, September 15, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Sept. 10, 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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A Sept. 15 insideHPC story highlighted a Lab-produced podcast with Eva Nogales.

A Sept. 15 Green Sense Radio podcast with Ryan Wiser looked at a new Lab report on the state of the wind industry.

A Sept. 14 Washington Post story on understanding the role of trees in climate change quoted Trevor Keenan.

And a second Sept. 14 Washington Post story looked at hurricane victims suffering from lack of air-conditioning, citing Lab research into indoor air quality.

A Sept. 14 Eos.org story on the Deepwater Horizon spill quoted Gary Andersen and cited his recent research, which first appeared in a Lab news release.

A Sept. 14 story in The Verge looked at the challenge of booming A/C use in India and quoted Nikit Abhyankar, who has done research in the area.

A Sept. 13 Gizmodo story on Alaskan permafrost thaw and its impacts quoted Margaret Torn.

A Sept. 12 Politico story on climate change and storms like Hurricane Harvey quoted Michael Wehner. He also appeared in Greenwire and Axios.com stories.

A Sept. 11 CleanTechnica story looked at a recent Lab report showing the health benefits of renewable energies, a report led by Dev Millstein.

A Sept. 11 Daily Cal story profiled former Lab Director Paul Alivisatos.

A Sept. 10 WUSA-TV story on whether it is possible to charge your phone with a 9-volt battery included an interview with the Lab’s Gerbrand Ceder.



Friday, September 8, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, August 27 – Sept. 8, 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 Sept. 11 issue of The New Yorker includes a story on the detection of cancer tumors and cites work by Mina Bissell.

A Sept. 8 front-page San Francisco Chronicle story quoted Michael Wehner on the effects of climate change and severe weather patterns. Wehner also appeared on CBS This Morning, NPR’s Living Lab, BBC News, KCBS-AM radio, in USA Today, Gonzaga Bulletin, and twice in National Geographic, among others.

A Sept. 6 GreenTech Media story on thermal energy storage quoted Mary Ann Piette.

A Sept. 6 CleanTechnica story highlighted work led by Peidong Yang into the development of a “syngas.” Biofuels Digest also covered the work based on a Lab news release.

A Sept. 5 Engadget story noted that Magic Leap was working with researchers from the Molecular Foundry to create light-bending nanomaterials. The work was first featured in a Lab news release.

A Sept. 5 Radio Free Asia story on a new carbon trading plan in China quoted the Lab’s David Fridley.

An August 28 Daily Cal story highlighted the Deep Learning for Climate project led by the Lab’s Prabhat.

An August 28 story in the Journal of Petroleum Technology looked at a better understanding of microbial communities near oil wells, work made possible by the Joint Genome Institute.

An August 28 Scientific American story on wind energy cited a recent wind technologies report produced by the Lab.






Friday, August 25, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 20, 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 August 24 episode of Marketplace included a story on cool pavements and an interview with Ronnen Levinson.

An August 24 Time magazine story on demand response quoted Peter Cappers.

An August 24 Mother Nature Network story on A/C’s impact on global warming cited work led by Nihar Shah.

An August 23 Nature news story on machine learning and climate forecasts quoted Prabhat and Bill Collins.

An August 23 South China Morning Post story on the next generation of supercomputers quoted Horst Simon.

An August 22 IEEE Spectrum on materials work by Peidong Yang also mentioned JCAP and Frances Houle.

An August 22 North American Wind Power story highlighted a new Lab study looking at the health benefits associated with renewable energy sources and quoted lead author Dev MillsteinSolar Industry Magazine ran a similar story.

An August 21 San Francisco Business Times supplement on the Berkeley Visionary Awards looked at the Lab’s Cyclotron Road project as well as Lab innovation and mentioned Paul Alivisatos and Elsie Quaite-Randall.

An August 21 Forbes magazine story on electric vehicles quoted retired Lab physicist Fred Schlachter.

An August 21 GreenTechMedia story highlighted the creation of a “sensor suitcase,” work co-led by Jessica Granderson and which first appeared in a Lab news release.





Friday, August 18, 2017

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 13, 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 August 18 Physics World story on an observation of light particles interacting with each other quoted Spencer Klein.

An August 17 Quartz story highlighted a new Lab study looking at the health benefits associated with renewable energy sources and quoted lead author Dev Millstein. The report was widely covered including by Vox.com, The Independent, Ars Technica, e360, Think Progress, Futurism.com, EcoWatch, and Yahoo!News among others.

An August 17 California magazine story on the effects of cool pavements on global warming quoted Ronnen Levinson. A related story, also quoting Levinson, appeared August 18 in the Digital Journal.

An August 17 Washington Post obituary highlighted the life of physicist and politician Vern Ehlers who, early in his career, worked at the Lab.

An August 16 New York Times story noted the passing of neuroscientist Marian Diamond, mother of ETA’s Rick Diamond and wife of former Lab nuclear chemist, Richard M. Diamond.

An August 16 Seeker.com story on next-gen geothermal technologies quoted Pat Dobson and Tim Kneafsey. The technologies were highlighted in a recent Lab news release as well.

An August 15 insideHPC story looked at 3-D simulations of galactic centers, work developed by Alexander "Sasha" Tchekhovskoy. The International Business Times and IEEE Electronics360.com also covered the simulations based on a Lab news release.