Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Feb. 12-21, 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 some time.

Several Berkeley Lab researchers presented at this year’s AAAS meeting held in Vancouver, British Columbia, last week, including Carolyn Larabell, Dan Fletcher, Janet Jansson, and Charles Koven. Larabell’s work was picked up by Science magazine while Jansson’s work was covered by MSNBC and a Science magazine podcast.

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/02/scienceshot-x-rays-paint-whole-c.html?ref=hp

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/19/10445000-scientists-map-the-worlds-microbes

http://podcasts.aaas.org/science_podcast/SciencePodcast_120217b.mp3


A Feb. 18 The Economist story on the expanding universe quoted the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter.

http://www.economist.com/node/21547760


A Feb. 18 CleanTechnica story on wind power cited work by the Lab’s Ryan Wiser, Mark Bolinger and Galen Barbose.

http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/18/deja-vu-all-over-again-congressional-republicans-intent-on-nixing-wind-renewable-energy-growth/


A Feb. 17 EE Times story on nanogrids quoted the Lab’s Bruce Nordman. http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4236507/Engineers-propose-nanogrids--smarter-switches


A Feb. 16 Data Knowledge Center story highlighted the Lab’s CRT building and quoted Kathy Yelick.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/02/16/lbnl-plans-for-the-exascale-data-center/


A Feb. 16 Voice of America story on Alzheimer’s research included work by the Lab’s Bill Jagust.

http://www.voanews.com/english/news/health/New-Alzheimers-Research-Raise-Hope-for-Treatment-Cure-139438858.html


A Feb. 14 The Economist story featured work by Carl Haber in recovering audio recordings of Alexander Graham Bell.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2012/02/history-recording


A Feb. 13 Science story on exascale computing quoted the Lab’s John Shalf.

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/02/exascale-computing-off-to-slow-s-1.html?ref=ra


A Feb. 13 Philadelphia Inquirer story on battery materials quoted the Lab’s Vince Battaglia.

http://articles.philly.com/2012-02-13/news/31055104_1_materials-microscope-battery


A recent issue of South Africa’s PositionIT magazine included a story on work leading to a better model of the cosmos. The Lab’s Shirley Ho, Martin White and Hee-Jong Seo were cited.

http://z.positionit.eepublishers.co.za/index.aspx?issue=issue22&page=49