Friday, December 21, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of December 16, 2012


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 Dec. 21 Contra Costa Times story featured a recent talk by Lab Director Paul Alivisatos who discussed climate change.

The latest issue of National Geographic magazine includes a story on microbes and cites Lab research. The latest issue also includes a photo of the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey and includes a quote with the Lab’s David Schlegel (no link).

A recent Issues Online story on ways to reduce carbon emissions in California was co-written by the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt.

A Malaysia News story noted the signing of an agreement between Singapore and the Lab to research energy efficient building technologies and quoted the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil. Channel News Asia also covered the agreement.

A Dec. 20 CBS Atlanta story featured research by the Lab’s Daniel Fletcher and Gautham Venugopalan showing new insights into breast cancer. MedGadget, the Huffington Post, Yahoo!News, Fox News, and many other news outlets also covered their work.

A Dec. 17 R&D magazine story featured work led by the Lab’s Andy Wyrobek to develop a quick way to identify people exposed to ionizing radiation. http://www.rdmag.com/news/2012/12/scientists-develop-quick-way-identify-people-exposed-ionizing-radiation

A Dec. 17 story in The Engineer covered work on microactuators led by the Lab’s Junqiao Wu. R&D also covered the research.

A Dec. 14 Los Angeles Times story featured work by the Lab’s Evan Mills showing an increased interest in climate change by insurers.  Insurance Networking and the Canadian Underwriters also covered the research.

A Dec. 14 Earth Techling story covered the groundbreaking of the FLEXLAB as well as new work on ceramic composites led by the Lab’s Robert Ritchie.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Dec. 9, 2012


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 Dec. 13 RedOrbit story included a radio interview with the Lab’s David Schlegel who discussed dark energy.

A Dec. 13 Science Daily story featured research led by the Lab’s Bin Chen looking at defects in nanocrystals. PhysOrg.com and R&D also ran stories.

A Dec. 11 KCET.org story cited recent work led by the Lab’s Galen Barbose and Ryan Wiser showing a decline in solar costs.

The opening of the Lab’s new FLEXLAB user facility was covered by KGO-AM, EE News, and the San Francisco Business Times.

A Dec. 11 Vision Systems Design magazine story reported on a recent ARPA-E grant given to the Lab’s Philip Haves for his efforts to generate thermal maps of buildings

A Dec. 10 Live Science story on climate change research included work by the Lab’s Dáithí Stone, showing predictions made two decades ago have held true. The China Daily and other news outlets also covered his findings.

A Dec. 10 IEEE Spectrum on data usage for climate modeling quoted the Lab’s Prabhat.

A Dec. 8 Yahoo!Health story on recent advances in breast cancer research included efforts led by the Lab’s Mark LaBarge.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of December 2, 2012


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.

Car and Driver magazine’s end-of-year list of Most Promising Technologies includes Lab efforts to use Metal-organic Framework Storage materials to store hydrogen for vehicles. (“Not That H2” on the list)

A Dec. 6 CleanTechnica story noted an ARPA-E award to the Lab’s Delia Milliron to create smart windows. A Buildings.com story also noted her recent award along with one given to Philip Haves.

A Dec. 5 Climate Wire story looked at the recent announcement of a battery hub which includes Berkeley Lab. The Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan was quoted, as he was in an earlier EE News story. Similar stories ran on KQED-FM and CleanTechnica.

A Dec. 5 HPC Wire story reported the appointment of the Lab’s John Shalf as NERSC’s CTO.

A Dec. 5 R&D magazine story featured research led by the Lab’s Marc Fischer showing higher than expected concentrations of N2O in California. Fischer also spoke with KQED-FM.

A Dec. 4 Arizona Star story noted new funding for a proposed BigBOSS project involving Berkeley Lab. The Associated Press also covered the announcement.

A Dec. 3 Chemical and Engineering News cover story on making better biofuels quoted the Lab’s Susannah Tringe and Trent Northen.

A Dec. 3 EcoSeed story on solar costs cited recent research by the Lab’s Galen Barbose

Friday, November 30, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 25, 2012


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 Nov. 30 San Francisco Business Times story covered the announcement that Berkeley Lab will partner in a new battery and energy storage hub. KCBS-AM and KQED-FM interviewed the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan, while the Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Detroit News, and several other outlets also covered the announcement.


A Nov. 29 Laser Focus World magazine story on research into light interacting with matter quoted the Lab’s Thornton Glover.

On Nov. 28, the San Jose Mercury News ran an opinion piece by the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan, who wrote about the need for a new battery economy.

A Nov. 27 UPI News story featured a new report of falling solar prices led by the Lab’s Galen Barbose and Ryan Wiser. Mother Jones magazine, the Phoenix Business Times, Solar Industry Magazine, R&D Magazine, and several others also covered the report.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Nov. 18, 2012

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 Nov. 21 San Francisco Chronicle included an obituary for the Lab’s Stuart Freedman. The Daily Cal and Photonics ran similar stories.

A Nov. 20 Washington Post story on the possible use of nanoparticles to create steam quoted Lab Director Paul Alivisatos.

A Nov. 20 SuperComputingOnline story noted the signing of an MOU between Berkeley Lab and Singapore to collaborate on testing advanced building technologies. AzoBuild.com and Utility Products also covered the announcement. Stories quoted the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil and Reshma Singh.

A preview of the Lab’s new FLEXLAB facility was covered by Energy Manager Today and Green Economy news.

The December issue of Portland Monthly includes a story on efforts at Oregon Health & Science University, with the help of Berkeley Lab, to install electron microscopes in the fight against cancer.


Friday, November 16, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 11, 2012


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 Nov. 16 Daily Cal story noted a recent sighting of a mountain lion at the Lab. Berkeleyside also covered the news.

A Nov. 14 MSNBC story featured new results from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey that looked at dark energy more than 10 billion years old. The story quoted the Lab’s David Schlegel and similar stories appeared in Science360, Symmetry magazine, Astronomy Now, Scientific American, Daily Galaxy, RedOrbit, and dozens of other outlets worldwide.

A meeting of DOE Lab representatives at the Univ. of Mississippi included Berkeley Lab’s Horst Simon. The meeting received video and news coverage in the state.
http://news.olemiss.edu/video-um-hosts-national-lab-day/#.UKGD0OOe-Uc

The announcement of the world’s fastest computer, ranked with the help of the Lab’s Horst Simon and Erich Strohmaier, received significant amounts of news coverage including in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Wired, AFP news, Reuters, and many others.

A Nov. 12 Berkeleyside.com story covered a small fire at the Lab’s Potter Street facility.

A Nov. 12 CleanTechnica story looked at a novel method for processing biofuels.



Friday, November 9, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Nov. 2-9, 2012


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 upcoming issue of Science News includes a story on extreme weather events and quotes the Lab’s Dáithí Stone.
A Nov. 9 Environmental Research story on cool roofs quoted the Lab’s Francisco Salamanca and Marc Fischer.

A recent Natural History magazine story covered efforts led by Richard Firestone to explain an extraterrestrial impact.

A Nov. 8 Contra Costa Times story featured biofuels research in the new Energy Biosciences Institute building.

A Nov. 8 Marin Pacific Sun story on climate change quoted the Lab’s Fuyu Li.

A Nov. 7 San Francisco Business Times story highlighted an old technique to create new biofuels as led by the Lab’s Harvey Blanch and Dean Toste. ANI News, Earth Techling, Green Building and several other outlets also covered their work.

A Nov. 6 IEEE Spectrum story on tabletop accelerators looked at work led by the Lab’s Wim Leemans and former postdoc Guillaume Plateau.

A Nov. 6 Green Economy story covered research on indoor air quality at childcare centers involving the Lab’s Tom McKone and Randy Maddalena.

A Nov. 5 San Francisco Chronicle Opinion piece on solar energy technology and an increase in jobs was coauthored by retired Lab researcher Anthony Nero. http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/Saving-solar-energy-technology-and-jobs-4010677.php

A Nov. 2 KPFA-FM story on climate change included an interview with the Lab’s Michael Wehner.

A Nov. 2 Christian Science Monitor story on renewable energy use for storm outages quoted the Lab’s Michael Stadler.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of October 28, 2012


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 latest edition of Solutions Journal includes a story highlighting work led by the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil that helps reduce arsenic in drinking water.

An Oct. 31 Wired magazine story on the race for faster supercomputers quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon.

An Oct. 30 SmartPlanet story on the dangers of high indoor C02 levels cited recent work led by the Lab’s William Fisk and Mark Mendell.

An Oct. 29 Photonics story featured the groundbreaking of the new Solar Energy Research Center and quoted Lab Director Paul Alivisatos and the Lab’s Heinz Frei. Energy Digital ran a similar story.

An Oct.  28 Malone (NY) Telegram story featured work by the Lab’s Carl Haber, who developed a method to listen to an 1878 recording. The Daily Cal also ran a story on the effort.

An Oct. 27 Christian Science Monitor story on efforts to extend battery life quoted ALS visiting scientist Steve Harris.

An Oct. 26 GenomeWeb story covered efforts to commercialize software developed at JBEI. (subscription may be required)

The Voice of America recently featured a photo by the Lab’s Roy Kaltschmidt of a robot programmed with new software for automated work. (scroll down to see the image)

The Atlantic Wire recently ran a story on efforts led by the Lab’s Wim Leemans to create tabletop accelerators.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of October 21, 2012


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 Oct. 25 USA Today story featured work by the Lab’s Carl Haber, who developed a method to listen to an 1878 recording. The story was widely covered including by the Associated Press, PBS News Hour, ABC News, Slate, London Telegraph, The Verge, CBS News, NPR, BBC news, The Atlantic, CBS TV-Albany, Slate, Discovery Canada and hundreds of other news outlets.

The groundbreaking for the Lab’s new Solar Energy Research Center was covered by the Contra Costa Times, KCBS-AM, KGO-AM, KTVU-TV Channel 2, the San Francisco Business Times and the Daily Cal. Several stories quoted Lab Director Paul Alivisatos and Berkeley Lab’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis director, Heinz Frei.

An Oct. 25 symmetry magazine story featured plasma accelerator research led by the Lab’s Wim Leemans.

An Oct. 24 New York Times story on new models for cities to finance clean energy quoted the Lab’s Chuck Goldman.

An Oct. 24 Los Angeles Times story on wind power subsidies quoted the Lab’s Ryan Wiser.

An Oct. 24 San Francisco Business Times story featured work comparing the contributions of diesel vs. gasoline in creating smog, work led by the Lab’s Allen Goldstein.

An Oct. 22 San Francisco Chronicle story highlighted work on indoor CO2 levels co-led by the Lab’s Bill Fisk. Smithsonian Magazine, Huffington Post, ANI News, Nature Monitor and GreenEnergyNews also covered the research.
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2012/10/the-carbon-dioxide-in-a-crowded-room-can-actually-make-you-dumber/

An Oct. 16 symmetry magazine story on computer visualization quoted the Lab’s Andy Nonaka and mentioned NERSC’s capabilities.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of October 14, 2012


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 Oct. 19 Wall Street Journal story featured research on indoor C02 levels, work coauthored by the Lab’s William Fisk and Mark Mendell. Their work was also covered by Science News, The Daily Mail, R&D Magazine, ANI News service and many more.

An Oct. 17 San Francisco Weekly story featured the Lab’s cool pavement research.

Last week’s Open House received coverage by Cal TV as did the unveiling of Perlmutter Road, named for the Lab’s most recent Nobel Prize winner. The San Francisco Business Journal and KCBS-AM radio also covered the events.

A recent CNN Money story on ways to cut your energy bill mentioned the Lab’s Jim Lutz.

The latest issue of symmetry includes a story on David Nygren’s Time Projection Chamber.