Friday, January 13, 2012

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

A Jan. 13 Los Angeles Times story on “vampire” energy quoted the Lab’s Alan Meier.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-energy-vampires-20120113,0,6391528.story


A Jan. 13 Science News story on soil’s role in the carbon cycle quoted the Lab’s Margaret Torn.

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/337548/title/Soil%E2%80%99s_Hidden_Secrets


A Jan. 13 San Francisco Business Journal story noted that Lab Director Paul Alivisatos had won the Wolf Prize in Chemistry. The Associated Press, Washington Post, BBC News, CBS News, and many other news outlets ran similar stories. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2012/01/12/lawrence-berkeley-lab-boss-wins-prize.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16494041

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501368_162-57355947/placido-domingo-wins-israels-wolf-prize/


A Jan. 13 NeuroScience News story on alcohol addiction research cited work by the Lab’s Bill Jagust and colleagues.

http://neurosciencenews.com/endorphins-alcohol-brain-research-addiction/


A Jan. 12 Daily Mail story looked at a massive sky survey and quotes the Lab’s Shirley Ho. Several other publications ran similar stories.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2085613/Sky-Survey-creates-3D-map-universe-stretches-seven-billion-years.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/258895


A Jan. 11 Physics World story on mapping of dark matter quoted the Lab’s Eric Huff. Symmetry and Science News were some of the other outlets covering the research.

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/48273

http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/breaking/2012/01/10/clearest-picture-yet-of-dark-matter-points-the-way-to-better-understanding-of-dark-energy/

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/337478/title/New_maps_of_the_cosmic_dark


A Jan. 11 Science News story featured research on a supernova led by the Lab’s Peter Nugent.

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/337652/title/Diet_of_a_dying_star


A Jan. 10 CNN story on the benefits of solar lamps in developing countries quoted the Lab’s Evan Mills.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/10/tech/innovation/solar-powered-led-lamps/index.html


A Jan. 9 San Francisco Business Journal story noted the arrival to the Lab of Omar Yaghi, who will direct the Molecular Foundry. Chem.info also covered the announcement.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2012/01/09/lawrence-berkeley-lab-hires-ucla.html

http://www.chem.info/News/2012/01/Omar-Yaghi-to-Direct-Berkeley-Lab%E2%80%99s-Molecular-Foundry/


A Jan. 9 Grist story featured the Darfur stoves project led by the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil. Gadgil was also the subject of a profile in the Khaleej Times.

http://www.grist.org/living/2012-01-09-darfur-stoves-projects-andree-sosler-survival-sustainable

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2012/January/theuae_January148.xml&section=theuae