Friday, December 16, 2011

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Dec. 12, 2011

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 some time.


The latest issue of Physics World includes its list of the Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2011. Number six on the list is research led by the Lab’s Nu Xu.

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/48126


A Dec. 16 IEEE Spectrum magazine story highlighted work on flexible materials led by the Lab’s Ali Javey. EndGadget and EE Times also covered the work.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/nanotechnology/carbon-nanotubeenabled-flexible-backplanes-promise-smart-device-ubiquity

http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/15/cheap-electronic-skin-edges-us-closer-to-cyberpunk-future/

http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4233208/Flexible-substrates-harness-carbon


A Dec. 15 London Daily Mail story featured the discovery of a supernova by the Lab’s Peter Nugent. The London Register, Canadian Broadcasting, Nature, AFP news, and The Epoch Times were just some of the many news outlets that also covered the research.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2074145/Supernova-SN-2011fe-spotted-just-11-hours-exploded.html?ITO=1490

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/12/15/supernova_captured/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/12/15/science-supernova-beginning.html

http://www.nature.com/news/early-observations-identify-star-at-heart-of-nearby-supernova-1.9646

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ja7Z4jhnw4ZbBqYNrZNGjZMQ8nVg?docId=CNG.409326a7a960e6419497c9b6fd1f6faf.51

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/science/closest-type-ia-supernova-traced-to-white-dwarf-progenitor-159185.html


A Dec. 13 NPR story featured work by the Lab’s Carl Haber in retrieving audio from records made by Alexander Graham Bell. The joint-Smithsonian announcement led to significant news coverage including the Washington Post, Associated Press, Christian Science Monitor, Canadian Broadcasting, and dozens of other outlets.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11851842

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/smithsonian-unpacks-early-sound-recordings/2011/12/14/gIQAricSuO_gallery.html

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/aroundthemall/2011/12/from-the-collections-sound-recordings-heard-for-the-first-time/

http://articles.boston.com/2011-12-13/business/30512721_1_disc-berkeley-lab-early-recordings

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2011/1214/Alexander-Graham-Bell-recordings-discovered-after-130-years

http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2011/12/what-100-year-old-recordings-would-you-listen-to.html


A Dec. 13 Berkeleyside story featured photography by the Lab’s Daniel Parks.

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2011/12/13/misconceptions-about-scientists-this-one-at-berkeley-lab/


A Dec. 13 PBS Newshour story on the hunt for the Higgs boson quoted the Lab’s Michael Barnett.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/12/hunt-for-higgs-continues-scientists-struggle-to-separate-the-signal-from-the-noise.html