Friday, November 18, 2011

Berkeley Lab In the News, Nov. 13-18, 2011

A Nov. 18 TG Daily story featured work on the creation of a genome-scale network of rice genes.

http://www.tgdaily.com/sustainability-features/59733-biofuel-hopes-rise-with-rice-genome-model


A Nov. 17 Johns Hopkins News-Letter story looked at research into melting permafrost by the Lab’s Janet Jansson.

http://www.jhunewsletter.com/science-technology/global-warming-contributes-to-melting-permafrost-1.2705093#.TsajWHNW6OE


A Nov. 17 Wired magazine story on the shrinking size of supercomputers quoted the Lab’s Erich Strohmaier.

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2011/11/supercomputer-han/


A Nov. 17 Government Computer News story featured the launch of a 100Gbps network led by ESNet and quoted the Lab’s Steve Cotter.

http://gcn.com/articles/2011/11/17/doe-launches-100-gigabit-data-network.aspx


A Nov. 16 Court House News story noted that a lawsuit against the Lab’s proposed CRT building has been dismissed by a trial court judge. http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/11/17/41544.htm


A Nov. 15 Wired magazine story covered the annual list of the world’s fastest computers; a list compiled in part by the Lab’s Erich Strohmaier and Horst Simon. Information Week, Tech Radar, HPC Wire, and ZDNet were some of the other news outlets covering the report.

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2011/11/top500/

http://informationweek.com/news/government/enterprise-architecture/231903060

http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/top-500-supercomputers-named-1041101

http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2011-11-14/japan%E2%80%99s_k_computer_retains_top500_crown.html

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/top-10-supercomputers-hold-position-intel-ibm-nvidia-shine/63342


A Nov. 14 Semiconductor Today story featured research on solar cells by the Lab’s Eli Yablonovitch.

http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2011/NOV/BERKELEY_141111.html


The Nov. 14 episode of NPR’s Fresh Air included an extensive interview with the Lab’s most recent Nobel Prize winner, Saul Perlmutter.

http://www.npr.org/2011/11/14/142248148/exploring-supernovas-leads-to-physics-nobel-prize


A Nov. 14 KQED radio story featured work on smart windows by the Lab’s Delia Milliron, Howdy Goudey and Steve Selkowitz.

http://www.kqed.org/a/quest/R201111140833


A Nov. 13 episode of KQED radio's “California Report” included a story on the Lab’s recent Open House and an interview with the Lab’s David Knowles, among others.

http://www.californiareport.org/archive/R201111111630/e