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

Friday, December 9, 2011

Berkeley Lab In the News, week of Dec. 4, 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.

A Dec. 8 CNN story advocated for cool roofs and quoted the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld.

http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/08/why-we-should-all-paint-our-roofs-white/


A Dec. 8 Space.com story on this year’s Nobel prize winners quoted the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter.

http://www.space.com/13866-nobel-prize-physics-accelerating-universe-dark-energy.html


A Dec. 7 San Diego Union-Tribune story on new efforts to measure greenhouse gases quoted the Lab’s Marc Fischer. EcoSeed and several other websites ran similar stories.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/dec/07/greenhouse-gas-network-expands-ca/

http://www.ecoseed.org/component/resource/article/138-news-briefs/12034-california-to-link-up-with-global-g-h-g-monitoring-network


A Dec. 7 R&D magazine story highlighted an industrial partnership helping to provide new tools to the ALS. The story quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon, Roger Falcone and Patrick Naulleau. Nanowerk and several other websites also ran the story.

http://www.rdmag.com/News/2011/12/Policy-And-Industry-Lab-And-Industry-Partner-In-New-Lithography-Tools-At-The-ALS/

http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=23640.php


A Dec. 6 Scientific American story on technology transfer highlighted a Berkeley Lab success story.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2011/12/06/technology-transfer-from-lab-to-marketplace/


A Dec. 5, USA Today story quoted the Lab’s Felisa Wolfe-Simon and mentions John Tainer in a story about Wolfe-Simon’s microbial research. Stories also ran in Science magazine, MSNBC, and in The Scientist.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2011/12/arsenic-microbe-anniversary-picks-up-steam/1
http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2011/12/genome-of-controversial-arsenic.html?ref=hp
http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/02/9168255-arsenic-life-debate-still-percolates

http://the-scientist.com/2011/12/07/arsenic-bugs-genome-sequenced/

Friday, December 2, 2011

Berkeley Lab In the News for the Week of Nov. 28, 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.

A Dec. 2 Ecoseed story featured work led by the Lab’s Jay Keasling showing how E. coli can be used to create biofuels. Cleantechnica, the Examiner, and other outlets ran similar stories.

http://www.ecoseed.org/technology-article-list/article/2-technology/11987-engineered-e-coli-transforms-switchgrass-to-fuels

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/dec2011/2011-12-01-091.html

http://cleantechnica.com/2011/11/29/e-coli-bacteria-what-doesnt-kill-us-makes-us-biofuel/

http://www.examiner.com/science-in-south-bend/bacteria-devour-switchgrass-producing-gas-diesel-jet-fuels


A Dec. 2 KQED story on the recent high winds quoted the Lab’s Norm Miller.

http://blogs.kqed.org/climatewatch/2011/12/01/santa-ana-wind-season-may-be-stretched-by-climate-change/


A Dec. 2 MSNBC.com story looked at work by the Lab’s Felisa Wolfe-Simon.

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/02/9168255-arsenic-life-debate-still-percolates


A Nov. 29 New York Times story on greenhouse gas emissions touched on a recent study led by the Lab’s Margaret Torn. Ars Technica, KXTV Channel 10 in Sacramento, California Watch, and Resource Investing News also covered her work.

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/real-world-paths-to-climate-progress-in-california-and-beyond/

http://www.news10.net/news/article/165630/2/Journal-Calif-can-cut-greenhouse-emissions-by-80-percent

http://californiawatch.org/dailyreport/report-offers-carbon-neutral-road-map-california-13786

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/11/how-california-can-hit-its-mid-century-emissions-reduction-goals.ars

http://resourceinvestingnews.com/27345-electric-vehicles-critical-to-the-reduction-of-greenhouse-gas.html


A Nov. 29 Fast Company story featured the Lab’s Blake Simmons in a discussion about JBEI.

http://www.fastcompany.com/1797794/blake-simmons-department-of-energy


A Nov. 28 segment on NPR’s All Things Considered featured work on smart windows and included the Lab’s Steve Selkowitz, Delia Milliron, and Howdy Goudey.

http://www.npr.org/2011/11/28/142848063/tenergy-saving-possibilities-of-smart-windows