Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Dec. 17-31, 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. 27 CNN story featured work on recovering old audio recordings by Alexander Graham Bell. The work was led by the Lab’s Carl Haber and also received coverage in PC World, Endgadget.com, Vintage Vinyl News and numerous TV stations around the country.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/27/living/bell-digital-imaging/index.html

http://www.pcworld.com/article/247172/scientists_restore_125yearold_audio_with_3d_optical_scans.html

http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/29/scientists-scan-damaged-audio-discs-resurrect-fresh-beats/

http://www.theindychannel.com/technology/30081718/detail.html

http://www.vintagevinylnews.com/2012/01/130-year-old-records-revived-by.html


A Dec. 26 MedIndia story looked at work led by the Lab’s Jay Keasling using Computer Assisted Design to develop RNA devices.

http://www.medindia.net/news/CAD-Pitches-in-for-RNA-95316-1.htm


A Dec. 24 Epoch Times story featured research by the Lab’s Peidong Yang and his creation of a nanowire endoscope. BioOpticsWorld also covered his work.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/science/nanotechnology-shines-a-light-inside-cells-163986.html

http://www.bioopticsworld.com/articles/2011/12/single-cell-endoscope-enables-optical-look-inside-living-cells.html


A Dec. 21 ThomasNet News story noted that the Lab’s Jeff Long received a grant to research hydrogen fuel cell possibilities. Earth Techling also covered the news. http://news.thomasnet.com/green_clean/2011/12/21/with-doe-grants-four-labs-try-to-help-win-the-race-toward-fuel-cell-vehicles-in-our-future/

http://www.earthtechling.com/2011/12/doe-puts-7-million-into-hydrogen-storage/


A Dec. 20 Examiner story on DNA repair and low-dose radiation cited work by the Lab’s Mina Bissell and Sylvain Costes. Health Canal also covered their work.

http://www.examiner.com/science-in-south-bend/dna-repair-centers-fix-low-dose-radiation-damage

http://www.healthcanal.com/public-health-safety/24865-New-Take-Impacts-Low-Dose-Radiation.html


A Dec. 19 Forbes magazine story featured its selection of this year’s top “30 Under 30,” which included the Lab’s Rizia Bardhan.

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mkg45giif/rizia-bardhan-postdoctoral-candidate-lawrence-berkeley-national-laboratory-29/


A Dec. 19 Nature story on permafrost science quoted the Lab’s Susan Hubbard. http://www.nature.com/news/permafrost-science-heats-up-in-the-united-states-1.9681