Friday, April 24, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 19, 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.

An April 23 Forbes story on a supervoid in the cosmos quoted Greg Aldering.

An April 23 Symmetry magazine story on the CUORE experiment quoted Yury Kolomensky.

An April 22 insideHPC story noted NERSC’s agreement with Cray to install computers into the new CRT facility. HPC Wire also covered the announcement.

An April 21 JAMA story covered LIGTT’s 50 Breakthroughs report for the developing world.

An April 20 Huffington Post story featured a significant advance in artificial photosynthesis, work led by Peidong Yang. His work was extensively covered, including by Economic Times, China’s Xinhua News Agency, the ANI News Agency, Gizmodo and others.

An April 20 story in The Street featured research led by Sam Saxena showing electric vehicle batteries may last longer than previously thought.

The most recent issue of National Geographic magazine quoted Michael Wehner on extreme weather.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150411-pictures-weather-storm-climate-change-hurricane-tornado-lightning/

HPCWire recently featured a talk by Katie Antypas on the future of supercomputers for scientific research.
http://www.hpcwire.com/2015/04/17/application-readiness-in-full-swing-at-doe-labs-cori/



Monday, April 20, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 12, 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 April 17 Nature World News story featured a significant advance in artificial photosynthesis, work led by Peidong Yang. His work was extensively covered, including by the Business Standard, International Business Times, Sci-News, TechTimes and many others.

An April 17 Yahoo News story on the finding of a radioactive sunken aircraft carrier off the California coast quoted Kai Vetter. The San Francisco Chronicle ran a similar story.

An April 16 TIME magazine story on a list of their 100 Most Influential people included Jennifer Doudna in the Pioneers category for her work on a gene editing technique.

An April 16 San Francisco Chronicle story on finding alien life quoted Joint Genome Institute’s Eddy Rubin.

An April 16 R&D.com feature highlighted the development of an electrolyte genome led by Kristin Persson.

An April 15 ScienceBlog.com story highlighted work on a new way to test cool roofing performance, work led by Ronnen Levinson. R&D.com, Buildings.com, ScienceNewsline and others included reports of the work.

An April 13 IEEE Spectrum story featured research led by Sam Saxena showing electric vehicle batteries may last longer than previously thought. Car Connection and FierceEnergy.com also ran stories.

An April 13 Bloomberg story on the race to build a better battery quoted Venkat Srinivasan. He was also quoted in an April 10 Australian Business Review story on Google’s efforts to build a better battery.

An April 13 San Francisco Chronicle story noted Graham Fleming’s departure from a position on campus. The Daily Cal also reported the news.

An April 13 Daily Cal story noted the lab’s involvement in the restart of the Large Hadron Collider.

An April 11 TechieNews story looked at findings from the CUORE collaboration and quoted Yury Kolomensky. Space Daily ran a similar story.

The latest issue of Innovation magazine includes a Q&A with battery researcher Gao Liu.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 5, 2015


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An April 10 Wall Street Journal story on Google’s efforts to improve batteries quoted Venkat Srinivasan.

An April 10 China Daily story on restrictions of technology exports to China quoted Horst Simon. Simon was also quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph and China Digital Times.

An April 10 GizModo photo essay on picturesque science labs included an image from the Advanced Light Source.

An April 10 Davis Enterprise story profiled Rachel Woods-Robinson and her effort to ride a bike cross-country to raise awareness of science.

An April 9 R&D.com feature on an ultra cold neutrino experiment quoted Yury Kolomensky.

An April 8 R&D.com feature highlighted work on a possible new RNA engineering tool by Jennifer Doudna and Eva Nogales.

An April 7 R&D.com feature looked at the largest database of elastic properties, work led by Kristin Persson.

An April 6 Times of India story highlighted work by Robert Ritchie showing how skin resists tearing.

An April 6 Green Car Reports story featured work by Sam Saxena and Jason MacDonald showing how electric car batteries may last longer than previously thought. ECT and GizModo also covered the findings.

An April 1 Archaeology News Network looked at work by Jill Banfield and the Joint Genome Institute on new insights into longer DNA fragments.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 28, 2015


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An April 3 E&E News story on the effects of climate change on California quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

An April 3 InsideHPC story noted that Ann Almgren and Esmond Ng had been named as Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

An April 3 LiveScience opinion piece highlighted findings from the Lab’s Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies’ 50 Breakthroughs report.

An April 2 ClimateWire story looked at the announcement of NGEE-Tropics, a project to be led by Jeff Chambers. Nature, R&D, Smithsonian, and others also covered the announcement.

An April 1 InsideHPC story noted NERSC’s involvement in the “Big Neuron” effort. Medical Express, Nature, and others also covered the announcement.

On April 1 R&D.com featured work led by Rob Ritchie showing how skin can resist tearing. The Daily Mail, Lab Manager and EIN News also covered his work.

A March 31 story in The Scientist included coverage of a novel bacterial phylum reported during JGI’s annual meeting.
 http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/42569/title/Hiding-in-Plain-Sight/

A March 31 CleanTechnica story highlighted work led by Sam Saxena showing EV battery life may be longer than expected. Several other outlets also covered his findings.

A March 28 Contra Costa Times story looked at work on better understanding earthquakes, quoting Martin Kunz and including a photograph with Nobu Tamura.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 22, 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 announcement this week that Lab Director Paul Alivisatos would be stepping down appeared in the Contra Costa Times, San Francisco Business Times and Daily Cal.

An April issue of Architectural Lighting magazine included a Q&A with Steve Selkowitz.

On March 25 R&D.com featured a new discovery of how the brain and central nervous system may develop, work led by Ehud Isacoff.

A March 24 Ars Technica story looked at the implications of a public release of license plate scans and quotes Howard Matis.

A March 23 Radio Free Asia story on China’s challenges to becoming more energy efficient quoted David Fridley.

A March 23 GreenBiz story on ways the government can help emerging technologies cites work by the Lab’s Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies.

A March Newsweek magazine story on the promises, and perils, of synthetic biology, quoted Jay Keasling.

A March 20 National Geographic feature on small animals included the smallest bacteria ever seen, work led by Jill Banfield.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 15, 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 March 19 International Business Times story featured new research on the role of permafrost in climate change, work led by Charles Koven.

A March 19 New York Times story looked at caution urged by a group of biologists, including Jennifer Doudna, of a genome-editing technique, a technique co-developed by Doudna.

A March 18 Radiation Therapy News story highlighted work on the risks of low-dose radiation led by Jian-Hua Mao. DOTMed ran a similar story.

A March 18 National Journal story on renewable portfolio standards quoted Galen Barbose.

A March 17 Symmetry story on the best measurement to date of the Higgs particle quoted Beate Heinemann.

On March 17 R&D.com ran a feature on work led by Jeffrey Long showing a better way to capture carbon using MOFs.

A March 17 Breaking Energy story on top energy innovations included the Lab’s work on smart windows.

A March 16 Washington Post story on standby energy quoted Alan Meier.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 8, 2015


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A March 12 Science magazine story on California’s thinning fog quoted Travis O’Brien.

A March 12 International Business Times story highlighted work led by Jeff Long on the creation of a new way to capture carbon.

A March 11 Times of India story on the use of air quality data in India quoted Josh Apte.

A March 11 Eco-Business.com story looked at work by the Lab’s Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies and its 50 Breakthroughs report.

On March 11 R&D.com ran a story on research co-led by Jian-Hua Mao showing new clues about the risk of cancer from low-dose radiation. Spire Healthcare and NewsMedical.net also covered the work.
A March 7 USA Today story included work led by Jill Banfield showing what may be the smallest bacteria ever seen. Slate and BuzzFeed also covered the findings.

The March/April edition of  Home Energy magazine includes a Q&A with Vi Rapp and her work on combustion and air quality.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 1, 2015


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A March 5 National Geographic story highlighted work led by Dan Feldman and Bill Collins showing new observations in climate change. Latin Post also covered the work.

A March 5 China Daily story on a new report on China-California energy efforts quoted Lynn Price.

A March 3 Washington Post story looked at work led by Jill Banfield showing what could be the tiniest organism on earth. The work was widely covered including by Smithsonian magazine, Popular Mechanics, Gizmodo, UPI News, Huffington Post and Fox News among many others.

A March 4 E&E EnergyWire story on challenges to lighting building interiors quoted Steve Selkowitz.

A March 4 MoMA New York exhibit announcement on new acquisitions noted the Lab’s involvement in the proper description of the power symbol. (4th graph)

A March 3 Symmetry on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope camera quoted Alex Kim.

A Feb. 28 IEEE Spectrum story profiled Ashok Gadgil.


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.