Friday, September 12, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 7, 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.

On Sept. 12 Engineering.com featured work on a new metallic alloy co-led by Rob Ritchie.

A Sept. 11 Sacramento Bee story on tax credits and wind power quoted Ryan Wiser. Wiser was also mentioned in a Motley Fool article on California’s new efforts to improve the permitting process.

On Sept. 11 SciCasts.com featured the story of the Advanced Light Source setting a new microscopy record led by David Shapiro and Howard Padmore. Engineering.com also featured the effort.

A Sept. 11 HPC Wire story focused on NERSC’s exascale computing efforts and quoted Sudip Dosanjh.

A Sept. 9 opinion piece in The Hill on the value of the national labs was co-written by lab Director Paul Alivisatos.

A Sept. 9 io9 story on challenges to building a space colony quoted Sylvain Costes.

A Sept. 9 Huffington Post opinion piece on fracking was co-written by David Bailey, who mentioned a recent fracking report co-authored by lab researchers.

A recent Nature Asia story on pollution in India quoted Joshua Apte.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 31, 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.

On Sept. 5, R&D.com featured work on a new alloy co-discovered by the Lab’s Rob Ritchie.

A Sept. 4 Daily Cal story featured research on the benefits of using cool roofs in China, work led by the Lab’s Ronnen Levinson.

A Sept. 3 Daily Cal obituary noted the passing of former Lab chemist Robert Connick.

A Sept. 3 Live Science story looked at the inner workings of microtubules, research led by the Lab’s Eva Nogales.

A Sept. 3 East Bay Express story looked at a recent report on fracking in California and noted the Lab’s involvement in the findings. Southern California Public Radio also ran a story on the report.

A Sept. 3 National Geographic story on the finding of a galaxy super cluster quoted the Lab’s David Schlegel.

On Sept. 3 FierceDrugDelivery.com featured work on peptoid nanosheets, research co-led by the Lab’s Ron Zuckermann. DailyNewsEn.com also featured his research.
On Sept. 3 Phys.Org featured research on levels of radiation from Fukushima led by the Lab’s Eric Norman.

On Sept. 2 R&D.com featured research on extremophiles led by the Lab’s Douglas Clark.

A recent issue of Construction Pro included a Q&A with the Lab’s Tianzhen Hong on hybrid modeling for building energy efficiency.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 24, 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. 
 
An August 29 Los Angeles Times story on a new report on fracking in California noted that Berkeley Lab researchers helped lead the effort. EE News and several other outlets also covered the new report.

An August 28 Tech Times story highlighted comparative research into the genomes of flies, worms and humans and quoted the Lab’s Sue Celniker, a study co-author. Wall StreetOTC and several other outlets also covered the findings.

An August 28 R&D.com story featured cool roofs research in China led by the Lab’s Ronnen Levinson.

An August 27 Scientific American story featured research on ionic liquids led by the Lab’s Seema Singh and Blake Simmons.

An August 26 Daily Cal looked at a new multi-lab collaboration to study climate change and quoted the Lab’s Bill Collins. R&D magazine also ran a story.

An August 26 National Geographic story on data energy waste quoted the Lab’s Bill Tschudi.

An August 26 Nanowerk story featured work on a promising new material that may challenge graphene and quoted the study’s author, Feng Wang. R&D magazine and Azom.com also covered his research.

An August 25 Physics World story on research into the conductance of single-molecule junctions quoted Zhenfei Liu, who works in the lab of Jeff Neaton.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 17, 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.

An August 22 Live Science story highlighted work co-led by the Lab’s Oliver Gessner which helps give a better understanding of quantum vortices within liquid helium.

An August 22 story on The Energy Collective covered a new Lab-led report on wind power and quoted the Lab’s Ryan Wiser. CleanEnergy and FierceEnergy were some of the other outlets that also covered the report’s release.

An August 21 story in The Ecologist featured a recent report on fracking led by the Lab’s William Stringfellow.

An August 21 story in Today’s Facility Manager noted that the Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division had won a Champion of Energy Award from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

An August 19 San Francisco Chronicle story on the origins of meteorites quoted the Lab’s Kunihiko Nishiizumi.

An August 19 Contra Costa Times story looked at a new multi-lab effort to model climate change. HPC Wire and FCW.com also covered the announcement.

An August 18 KGO-TV Channel 7 story highlighted work at the Molecular Foundry and Advanced Light Source to improve computer chips. The story included interviews with Deirdre Olynick, Patrick Naulleau, and Paul Ashby.



Friday, August 15, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 10, 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.

An August 14 Fox News story featured research on microscopic particles brought back from space and mentioned the Advanced Light Source and Andrew Westphal. Daily Galaxy, Space.com, the Business Standard, California magazine and others ran similar stories.

An August 14 Sacramento Bee opinion piece on efforts to study the brain was co-authored by Lab Director Paul Alivisatos.

An August 14 Huffington Post story on air quality in India quoted the Lab’s Joshua Apte.

An August 13 Newsweek story highlighted new research on fracking led by the Lab’s William Stringfellow. His work was widely covered by Popular Mechanics, Salon and R&D magazine among others.

An August 13 ExecutiveGov.com story noted Bill Tschudi’s efforts to help data centers go green.

An August 13 San Jose Mercury News story profiled the Lab’s Howdy Goudey and Robin Mitchell.

An August 12 CBS News story featured research led by the Lab’s Paul Williams showing too much exercise may be harmful after a heart attack. Numerous other news outlets including the London Telegraph, Time magazine, New York Daily News, Huffington Post, KIRO-TV and KOVR-TV, Medscape, China’s Xinhua News and the Toronto Globe and Mail, also covered his work.

An August 12 Eco-Business Q&A with the Lab’s Steve Selkowitz looked at efforts towards a zero-energy future.

An August 12 story in The Guardian on challenges in efforts to switch to renewables quoted the Lab’s Chuck Goldman.

An August 11 Inc.com story on a new chip by IBM quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, July 27 to August 8, 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.

An August 7 New York Times story on a new IBM computer chip designed to work like a human brain quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon. The Wall Street Journal, Cnet and Forbes were among many others who quoted Simon in similar stories.

An August 7 KPIX-TV Channel 5 story featured the iCLEM program held at JBEI and included the Lab’s Shaila Kotadia. (Video is in 3 parts)
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An August 7 EveryDayHealth column with Sanjay Gupta looked at thirdhand smoke and quoted the Lab’s Lara Gundel.

An August 6 Vox.com story on indoor air quality quoted the Lab’s William Fisk.

An August 6 Austrian Tribune story featured work on sound waves led by the Lab’s Xiang Zhang. GizMag and the Daily Mail also covered the work.

An August 6 Daily Cal story on a new DOE effort to publicize federally-funded research quoted the Lab’s John Stoner.

An August 1 Los Angeles Times story on a report on the San Onofre nuclear plant mentioned Robert Budnitz, the report’s author. The Orange County Register, San Diego Union-Tribune and Yahoo!News also covered the report.

A July 31 SciCasts.com story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Henrik Scheller to help advance the genetic engineering of fuel crops.

A July 31 National Geographic story on the spike in Oklahoma quakes quoted the Lab’s Ernie Majer.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 20, 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 July 24 GigaOm story highlighted a new innovative effort called “M37” to be led by the Lab’s Ilan Gur.

A July 24 R&D story featured research into repairing tendons led by the Lab’s Richard Schwarz.

A July 23 editorial in the Rapid City Journal noted the Lab’s role in the upcoming search for dark matter using the LUX-ZEPLIN, and mentioning the Lab’s Kevin Lesko.

And a July 22 Daily Cal story noted the Lab’s role in leading the LUX-ZEPLIN experiment and quoted the Lab’s Murdock Gilchriese. Engineering also covered the story. 

A July 22 Daily Cal story covered the annual arrival of goats to the Lab for fire protection and quoted Tom Price.

A July 21 story in The Engineer looked at work led by the Lab’s Xiang Zhang, who developed a new method to detect chemical explosives. The Economic Times also covered his research.

A July 21 Daily Fusion story featured work that may lead to better solar cells led by the Lab’s Steven Louie and Jeff Neaton. AzNano and R&D magazine also covered their work.

A July 20 San Francisco Chronicle story on the California drought quoted the Lab’s Jeff  Greenblatt.

A July 20 Daily Cal story noted the passing of the Lab’s Heino Nitsche.

A July 18 San Francisco Business Times story looked at startups moving to be near the Lab’s proposed Richmond Bay Campus.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 13, 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 July 17 EE Times story featured work on improvements to photoresist led by the Lab’s Paul Ashby, Patrick Naulleau and Deirdre Olynick. Laser Focus World and HPCWire ran similar stories.

A July 17 Boston Globe magazine story on value added to homes with PV systems quoted the Lab’s Ben Hoen.

A July 16 story on The Daily Galaxy on efforts to map the night sky quoted the Lab’s David Schlegel.

A July 16 GreenBiz.com story on nanogrids quoted the Lab’s Bruce Nordman.

A July 15 Rapid City Journal story covered the announcement of the next-generation of dark matter experiments and quoted the Lab’s Kevin Lesko. He was also quoted in a Black Hills Pioneer story.

A July 15 Solar Industry magazine story on integrating photo voltaic systems into utilities quoted the Lab’s Andrew Mills.

A July 13 Contra Costa Times story noted that the Lab received three R&D100 awards this year.

A July 11 KNTV-TV NBC Bay Area story featured the opening of the Lab’s FLEXLAB facility. Daily Fusion, World Journal and GreenBuildingElements.com also covered the opening.
World Journal: http://bit.ly/WdArhB

Friday, July 11, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of July 7, 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.

The opening of the Lab’s FLEXLAB received significant coverage including in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, KGO-TV, KCBS radio, the San Francisco Business Times and many others. Outlets attending the press event yesterday included the Associated Press, KGO-TV Channel 7 ABC, KNTV-TV Channel 11 NBC, KGO-AM, KCBS-AM, KQED-FM, World Journal, San Francisco Business Times, Daily Cal, and EE News. Many stories quoted the Lab’s Cindy Regnier, Steve Selkowitz and Lab Director Paul Alivisatos.

R&D Magazine has named this year’s R&D100 winners, which include three from the Lab.

A July 10 Smart Grid News story on nanogrids quoted the Lab’s Bruce Nordman.

A July 10 RedOrbit story featured new insights into photosynthesis led by the Lab’s Vittal  Yachandra.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 29, 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 July 7 GreenBiz story on microgrids quoted the Lab’s Chris Marnay.

A July 5 Business Standard story highlighted new work led by the Lab’s Jay Groves that may lead to better cancer treatments. The Health Site ran a similar story.

A July 4 AccuWeather story on smog-reducing buildings quoted the Lab’s Hugo Destaillats.

A July 2 RedOrbit story featured research led by the Lab’s Musahid Ahmed on more-efficient, less-polluting, fuels. Daily Fusion and Science2.0 ran similar stories.

A July 2 Los Angeles Times story noted the Lab’s participation in the UC Global Food Initiative.

A July 2 Grist.com story on how ranchers are dealing with climate change included quotes from the Lab’s Whendee Silver.

And a July 1 Grist.com story written by Ben Mandel looked at the Lab’s cool roofs research, originally led by the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld.

A July 1 NBC News.com story covered the discovery of the smallest force ever, led by the Lab’s Dan Stamper-Kurn. The Daily Cal also ran a story on the discovery.

A July 1 China People’s Daily story profiled the Lab’s Rob Ritchie.

A June 29 Korea Herald story on drones quoted the Lab’s Richard Muller.

The summer issue of Columbia University College magazine includes an extended profile of the Lab’s Carl Haber and his audio restoration efforts.