Friday, February 27, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Feb. 8 to 27, 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.

A Feb. 26 front-page San Francisco Chronicle story looked at new climate research led by the Lab’s Daniel Feldman and Bill Collins. The Chronicle also wrote an editorial on the research. The study received significant media attention including by the Associated Press, KCBS-AM, Popular Science, LiveScience, Physics World, Sacramento Bee, Forbes, and many others.

On Feb. 26 KQED released a new e-book highlighting efforts to create the Darfur Stove by Ashok Gadgil.

The recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) led to numerous stories of lab research, as well as the lab’s exhibit, in publications such as the BBC, NBC News, Forbes, and Physics Central:
The restart of the LHC with Beate Heinemann and Peter Jacobs appeared in:
Battery research with Venkat Srinivasan:
Climate research by Michael Wehner:
Look at the lab’s exhibit booth containing an IceCube detector:

A Feb. 20 New York Times story on solar panels and home values cited a report led by Ben Hoen, Ryan Wiser and colleagues.

A Feb. 13 Los Angeles Times story on conservation and the impact on utility companies quoted Galen Barbose.

A Feb. 13 HPC Wire story on a slow down in high-performance computing quoted Horst Simon.

A Feb. 13 KQED video profiled the Lab’s Vi Rapp in a career spotlight.

A Feb. 12 Wall Street Journal story looked at efforts to continue research on running and health by Paul Williams.

On Feb. 11 NPR radio interviewed Shashi Buluswar, discussing the recent 50 Breakthroughs report for the developing world. Makezine.com also covered the report.

A Feb. 11 KCBS-AM radio story on Google’s effort to invest in wind power quoted Ryan Wiser. Wiser was also quoted in a San Jose Mercury News story that same day.

A Feb. 10 New York Times story featured the Lab’s new Cyclotron Road project led by Ilan Gur. Nature magazine and GigaOm also recently talked to him about efforts to innovate.

A February HPC Wire story profiled Katie Antypas as one of their People to Watch in 2015.

A February Philadelphia Inquirer story looked at third-hand smoke research led by Hugo Destaillats.



Monday, February 9, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Feb. 1, 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.

The most recent issue of Innovation magazine includes a profile of the Lab’s Elsie Quaite-Randall.

A Feb. 9 Bloomberg story looked at funding challenges faced by a runner’s project and quoted Paul Williams. The San Francisco Chronicle ran a similar story.
A Feb. 8 Washington Post story on home devices that use energy quoted Alan Meier.

A Feb. 6 Gizmag story looked at work by Eli Yablonovitch showing the potential to replace lasers with LEDs. KurzweilAI and several others also featured the work.

A Feb. 5 IEEE Spectrum story highlighted work by Feng Wang on “valleytronics.”

A Feb. 5 San Francisco Business Journal story looked at the status of a planned campus in Richmond.

A Feb. 5 Washington Post story on research into the Gulf oil spill quoted Terry Hazen.

A Feb. 4 Newsweek opinion piece co-written by Jeff Greenblatt and Dev Millstein looked at the health benefits of addressing climate change.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 25, 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.

A Jan. 29 Washington Post story covered the recent opening of a new Smithsonian exhibit that includes the audio restoration work of Carl Haber and Earl Cornell. Smithsonian magazine also covered the exhibit.

A Jan. 28 Real Estate Weekly story looked at a report led by Ben Hoen showing increased values in homes with PV panels.

A Jan. 28 Engineering.com story highlighted work on “valleytronics,” by Feng Wang.

A Jan. 28 Christian Science Monitor story on the potential of covering parking lots with solar panels quoted Haley Gilbert. A similar story in the Washington Post noted the lab’s research in the area.

A Jan. 26 Scientific American story on blue LEDs quoted Christian Kisielowski.

A Jan. 26 LiveScience story on the current state of research on helium quoted Oliver Gessner.

A Jan. 24 San Jose Mercury News story on measuring our bodies’ risk of disease quoted Judith Campisi.

A Jan. 23 CBS Bay Area story covered a new report by Jeff Greenblatt showing California is on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 18, 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.

A Jan. 23 Climate Wire story looked at a report led by Jeff Greenblatt showing California could meet its emission reduction goals by 2030, though reaching 2050 goals may be more challenging.

A Jan. 23 Scientific American story highlighted a Berkeley Lab report showing solar installation improves a home’s value. FastCoexist.com ran a similar story.

On Jan. 22 Forbes ran a piece written by Shashi Buluswar on efforts to alleviate poverty in developing countries, ultimately leading to a new 50 Breakthroughs study.  AfricanBrains.net also ran a story on the study.

A Jan. 21 Washingtonian magazine story noted a new exhibit at the Smithsonian which includes the audio restoration work led by Carl Haber and Earl Cornell.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 11, 2015


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A Jan. 15 CleanTechnica story highlighted a new report on how the installation of photovoltaics increases home values, a study led by Ben Hoen. Similar stories on the value of PV ran in UtilityDive, FastCoexist, PV Magazine and Roll Call, among others.

A Jan. 15 San Jose Mercury News story highlighted results from a new report on fracking in California, with involvement by Jens Birkholzer and other members of the Lab’s Earth Sciences Division. The story quoted Preston Jordan. Stories also ran in the Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Capitol Public Radio, AllGov.com and many other outlets.

On Jan. 14 LiveScience.com ran a roundtable discussion on the state of nanoscience, which included Lab Director Paul Alivisatos

A Jan. 14 Science Daily story looked at a new report highlighting 50 breakthroughs to help the developing world. The report was created by the Lab’s Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies led by Shashi Buluswar. Phys.Org, Innovation Toronto and several others also noted the report’s findings.

On Jan. 12 R&D magazine featured work on nanoribbons led by Mike Crommie and Felix Fischer. The NSF also highlighted the work.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 5, 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.

A Jan. 9 Scientific American story on efforts to manipulate plants for better biofuels noted the efforts of Jenny Mortimer and Dominique Loque.

On Jan. 9 R&D magazine featured a story on the development of quantum dots by Paul Alivisatos.

A Jan. 8 Sky and Telescope story on new results from the Sloan sky survey and BOSS project quoted David Schlegel.

A Jan. 8 Clean Technica story highlighted 2014’s Top Ten Clean Energy Developments and included a Lab report showing a drop in solar electricity prices (#5 on the list).

A Jan. 6 Boston Globe story cited work by Rob Ritchie into bioinspired materials.

A Jan. 6 IEEE Spectrum story featured work by Xiang Zhang on a 2D piezoelectric semiconductor.

A Jan. 5 Bioscience Technology story featured work by Mark LaBarge on older women’s risks of breast cancer.

A recent KGO-TV ABC Bay Area story looked at the development of a malaria drug by Jay Keasling.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Dec. 21, 2014 - Jan. 2, 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.

A Dec. 30 Fox News story looked at 3D printing used by Ron Zuckermann to create his “peppytides.” 3DPrint and Yahoo News also ran stories.

A Dec. 27 Time Magazine story on “5 Trends That Changed the Face of Real Estate” noted research by Berkeley Lab showing home owners can improve resale value with PV installations.

A Dec. 25 Seattle Times story on China’s coal-to-gas plants quoted David Fridley. The story also appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald.

A Dec. 23 Popular Mechanics story noted the lab’s involvement in a vehicle-to-grid project at the Los Angeles Air Force Base.

A Dec. 23 IEEE Spectrum story on the world’s largest PV power plant quoted Mark Bolinger.

A Dec. 21 CleanTechnica story on lithium ion batteries noted work led by Richard Saykally.

Scientific American’s Best Physics Papers of 2014 list included one by Wim Leemans on the lab’s compact accelerator, BELLA (#9 on list). BELLA also made the APS Top Ten Physics News Stories of 2014, as did the lab-involved neutrino project, IceCube.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Dec. 14, 2014

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The Dec. 26 issue of Newsweek magazine includes a story on battery innovation and mentions work at the Lab.

A Dec. 19 IEEE Spectrum story on exascale computing quoted Horst Simon.

A Dec. 18 New Electronics story highlighted work led by Ramamoorthy Ramesh that may lead to better memory and logic devices.

A Dec. 17 Yale Climate Connections story on unanswered questions from the National Climate Assessment included comments from Michael Wehner at a presentation he gave at this week’s American Geophysical Union meeting.

The latest edition of Popular Science includes a list of what it considers to be important science stores for 2015. On the list is ESnet’s recent expansion across the Atlantic.Greg Bell was quoted in that story.

A Dec. 17 story in The Guardian was written by the Lab’s Shashi Buluswar and looked at the upcoming 50 Breakthroughs report written by lab researchers.

A Dec. 17 story in Archaeology looked at work by Marie Jackson at the Advanced Light Source showing secrets behind Roman concrete. The work was widely covered including by the Washington Post, Popular Mechanics, International Business Times, Science World and others.

A Dec. 17 Symmetry magazine story on the LHC preparing for its next science run quoted Beate Heinemann.

A Dec. 16 New Scientist story featured new records by the Lab’s table-top accelerator, BELLA, work led by Wim Leemans.

A Dec. 13 KRON-TV story looked at the reduction of diesel engine emissions in the Bay Area, research led by Tom Kirchstetter. The Epoch Times also ran a story on his findings.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Dec. 07, 2014


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.

A Dec. 12 front-page Contra Costa Times story highlighted work by Tom Kirchstetter, who is looking at the change in diesel emissions in the Bay Area. The San Jose Mercury News and Oakland Tribune also ran the story.

A December Physics Today story featured the expansion of ESnet across the Atlantic and quoted Greg Bell.

A Dec. 12 Times of India story highlighted the audio restoration work of Carl Haber.

A Dec. 11 Economic Times story on pollution levels in India quoted Josh Apte, citing some of his recent research in the area.

A Dec. 9 UPI wire story covered new records set by BELLA, a table-top accelerator developed at the Lab, and quoted Wim Leemans and James Symons. Gizmag, Physics Today, Engineering.com, TechTimes, SciNews, Electronics Weekly, and many others also covered the effort.
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A Dec. 8 Oakland North story looked at the evolution of the Berkeley Lab Darfur stove project.

The winter issue of California magazine includes a profile of Jennifer Doudna and her gene-slicing research.






Friday, December 5, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 30, 2014


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.

A Dec. 5 Environmental Monitor story looked at the use of supercomputers in climate modeling, quoting Michael Wehner.

A Dec. 3 U.S. News & World Report story featured work by Paul Williams showing a link between running and lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s. The San Francisco Chronicle (2nd item), Daily Burn and Health magazine were among many others that covered the findings.

A Dec. 3 Society for Science story highlighted work led by Hugo Destaillats and Lara Gundel showing the dangers of thirdhand smoke.

A special edition of Time Magazine titled “Great Scientists” includes the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter.

A Dec. 2 KQED-TV story looked at Berkeley Lab research on Arctic permafrost, mentioning Susan Hubbard and Tim Kneafsey.

A Dec. 2 Deutsche Welle story on air pollution in India included a Q&A with Joshua Apte and his research there. The Times of India also looked at his work.

A recent New Scientist story on new sensing techniques for finding hydrocarbons quoted George Moridis.

A Nov. 30 Popular Science story looked at work on indoor air quality, specifically kitchen range hoods, and quoted Brett Singer.

A Nov. 26 ClimateWire story on a report showing the health costs associated with carbon regulations quoted Jeff Greenblatt and Dev Millstein.