Friday, March 9, 2018

Week Ending March 9

Bo Hang was quoted in a Xinhua article on a new study on the health risks of thirdhand smoke, which was covered in a Lab release. Tech Explorist also covered the study. (March 9)

Ben Hoen is quoted in a Vox story on new wind turbines. (March 8)

Brett Helms is quoted in a Science Magazine story on a UK startup working on lithium-sulfur batteries. (March 8)

PV Magazine covered the discovery of a novel state of manganese, which has implications for sodium batteries, and quoted Wanli Yang. The work was covered in a Lab release. (March 8)

The Daily Cal wrote about the Lab’s study on the damage wrought to Puerto Rico’s forests by Hurricane Maria. Jeff Chambers was quoted in a New York Times story on the topic. (March 7)

A Lab release on work done at the Advanced Light Source to unravel a possible chemical path for the building blocks to life was covered in Popular Mechanics, Newsweek, the Daily Cal, the News Recorder, The Register, Space Daily, and Astrobiology magazine. Most of the stories also quoted Musahid Ahmed. (March 6)

Juan Pablo Carvallo is quoted in a Grist story on nuclear energy. (March 6)

InsideHPC wrote about a networking innovation award for the project connecting the UC Santa Cruz’s Hyades supercomputer to NERSC; Peter Nugent was part of the team. (March 6)

An article in The Next Platform on DOE plans for exascale computing mentioned the Lab. (March 6)

A Yale Climate Connections piece on wind power cited a Lab report on the impact of wind power on property values. (March 6)

The Inquisitr wrote about an artificial photosynthesis study by a Boston College researcher that was done at the Advanced Light Source. (March 6)

A column in Forbes on saving energy at home cited a Lab study on white roofs. (March 6)

Evan Mills’ report on the carbon footprint of indoor cannabis production is cited in a Forbes column on the energy consumption of the industry. (March 5)

Xinhua highlights a study on a new catalyst for artificial photosynthesis, which featured X-ray experiments at Berkeley Lab. (March 5)

CBC News of Canada and The Guardian ran obituaries of Richard Taylor, a Nobelist in physics who spent a year at the Lab. (March 5)

NERSC and the Lab were mentioned in a Gizmodo article on gravitational lensing. (March 3)

The Lab is mentioned in an in-depth East Bay Express article on UC’s bid to renew its contract to manage Los Alamos National Lab. (Feb. 28)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Week Ending March 2

A UC Newsroom feature on undergrads featured Ankur Mahesh, who has a research position at the Lab. (March 2)

Space Daily ran a Lab release on a new study by Peter Nugent on supernovae. (March 2)

Wanli Yang was quoted in a NewElectronics wrote about the discovery of a novel state of manganese, which has implications for sodium batteries. The work was covered in a Lab release. (March 1) covered the upgrade of a Kitt Peak telescope for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) project that is led by Berkeley Lab. Michael Levi and David Schlegel were quoted. (March 1)

The Joint Genome Institute contributed to a microbe discovery by Ohio State, which was covered in R&D Magazine. (March 1)

Alan Meier is quoted in an article in the UCSB Current on a new report supporting UCOP’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative. (Feb. 27)

Frederik Schulz of the Joint Genome Institute is cited in a ScienceNews article on giant viruses. (Feb. 27)

The Savannah Morning News wrote about a $2.6-million NIH grant on cholesterol awarded to Gang Ren and collaborator Jinping Li of the Mercer University School of Medicine. The story also mentions the Molecular Foundry, where the pair have a cancer-related project. (Feb. 26)

Science News wrote about the search for a theorized, as-yet-unseen process in neutrinos that would explain why the universe favors matter over antimatter. The article mentions Lab-connected experiments including Majorana and CUORE, and quotes Lab and UC physicist Yury Kolomensky. (Feb. 26)

Paul Alivisatos is quoted in a Berkeleyside story about UC Berkeley slashing its deficit. (Feb. 26)

James Sethian, Daniel Pelt, and Carolyn Larabell are quoted in articles in SpaceDaily and GCN on machine learning with limited data, the subject of a Lab release last week. (Feb. 23)

Friday, February 23, 2018

Week Ending Feb. 23

Junko Yano and Peter Zwart are quoted in a San Jose Mercury feature on construction of the LCLS-II at SLAC, billed as the “world’s most powerful x-ray laser.” It also includes Marilyn Chung’s photos of Lab engineers Joe Wallig and Brian Reynolds. (Feb. 22)

An article in the Point Reyes Light features Gary Andersen, who used the Phylochip to detect human waste in two local creeks. (Feb. 22)

Nanotechnology Now picked up a Lab release from the Molecular Foundry on “DNA origami.” (Feb. 22)

Scicasts picked up a Lab release from Computing on “minimalist machine learning.” (Feb. 22)

Michael Wehner is quoted in an Inside Climate News article on record warm temperatures on the East Coast. (Feb. 21)

Blake Simmons appears in a new documentary that frames the state’s water shortage as a matter of national security, and is quoted in a Bakersfield Californian article about it. (Feb. 21)

The Lab is mentioned in an MIT Technology Review piece on “generative adversarial networks,” or GANs, a new AI technique. (Feb. 21)

Bastian Greshake Tzovaras is quoted in a piece in The Scientist on IT issues with Sci-Hub. (Feb. 20)

Guohong Albert Wu spoke to KJZZ in Arizona on a genetic analysis of citrus, a new Nature study in which he was a co-author. (Feb. 19)

Saul Perlmutter is mentioned in a New York Times article on how Trump’s budget proposal affects dark energy research. (Feb. 19)

The Lab is mentioned in a Detroit Free Press article about the UAW expanding membership into academia. (Feb. 19)

Martin Schoenball is quoted in a Tulsa World article on seismic monitoring. (Feb. 18)

Adam Weber is quoted in a Vox story on the hydrogen economy. (Feb. 16)

Joseph Silber is quoted in a LiveScience piece on a milestone in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) project, which is led by Berkeley Lab. The article also ran on and (Feb. 16)

Utility Dive cited a Lab study in a piece on post-hurricane demand for batteries. (Feb. 15)