Friday, January 27, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 22, 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 some time.


The announcement of the Richmond Field Station as the Lab’s preferred site for a second campus received a significant amount of attention. A news conference on Jan. 23 was followed by dozens of stories including in the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, New York Times, all the major TV stations in the Bay Area along with radio stations KGO-AM, KCBS-AM, NPR and KQED.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/23/MNJE1MT8S9.DTL

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/us/berkeley-lab-campus-in-richmond-may-have-profitable-ripple-effect.html

http://www.insidebayarea.com/timesstar/localnews/ci_19827064

http://www.dailycal.org/2012/01/23/richmond-site-selected-as-berkeley-lab%E2%80%99s-second-campus/

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19799972

http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/richmond-lawrence-berkeley-lab-to-set-up-new/vFrQm/

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/6667247-uc-selects-richmond-site-for-new-berkeley-labs-campus/

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/video/#!/news/local/Richmond-to-Host-Lawrence-Berkeley-Lab/137944208

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=8516171

http://cbsloc.al/zkOUTc

http://serve.castfire.com/video/849717/849717_2012-01-23-215417.html

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/01/24/new-richmond-lab-expected-to-create-innovative-bio-fuel/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


A Jan. 27 Science magazine story on exascale computing quoted the Lab’s Michael Wehner, Horst Simon and Charles Shank.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6067/394.full


A Jan. 27 CNET story featured hydrogen fuel cell research led by the Lab’s Jeff Long. R&D magazine also ran a story on his work.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57367339-76/hydrogen-sponge-could-extend-ev-driving-range/

http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/01/Energy-Hydrogen-Berkeley-Lab-To-Develop-Novel-Materials-For-Hydrogen-Storage/


A Jan. 26 Popular Science story highlighted 3D imaging of a protein by the Lab’s Gang Ren and Lei Zhang.

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-01/video-researchers-produce-first-high-quality-3-d-images-individual-protein


A Jan. 27 Ivanhoe news story featured Alzheimer’s research led by the Lab’s Bill Jagust and Susan Landau. KGO TV Channel 7, UK’s Express, Senior Journal and several other news outlets also covered their work.

http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=28847

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/health&id=8516274

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/297592/Puzzles-beat-Alzheimer-s

http://seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Alzheimers/2012/20120124-Keeping_Brain_Active.htm

http://www.dailygossip.org/keep-your-brain-active-to-reduce-risk-of-alzheimer-s-2330


A Jan. 23 Chemical & Engineering News story on debate over arsenic-based life cited work by the Lab’s Felisa Wolfe-Simon. Scientific American ran a similar story.

http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/web/2012/01/Arsenic-Based-Life-Aftermath.html

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=study-fails-to-confirm-existence


A recent Scientific American story on biofuels quoted JBEI’s James Carothers and post-doc Ryan McAndrew.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=can-bacteria-produce-drop-biofuels