Friday, February 10, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Feb. 5, 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 Feb. 9 Desktop Engineering story featured work on hydrogen fuel cells led by the Lab’s Jeff Long and Martin Head-Gordon.

http://www.engineeringontheedge.com/2012/02/sponge-like-material-could-boost-hydrogen-fuel-cell-performance/


A Feb. 9 CleanTechnica story on the cost of wind power cited work by the Lab’s Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger.

http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/09/wind-levelized-cost-of-electricity-lcoe-at-all-time-low/


A Feb. 9 ClimateWire story covered the founding of the Lab’s new Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies and quoted the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil and Paul Alivisatos. The San Francisco Business Times, Daily Cal, and LabManager.com were some of the other outlets that also covered the announcement, which was first made by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2012/02/09/9

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2012/02/08/uc-berkeley-lawrence-lab-poverty-push.html

http://www.dailycal.org/2012/02/08/new-institute-focuses-on-problems-in-developing-nations/

http://www.labmanager.com/?articles.view/articleNo/6845/article/Berkeley-Lab-Launches-New-Institute-to-Build-Low-Carbon-Pathways-to-Prosperity

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/02/08/fact-sheet-harnessing-innovation-global-development


A Feb. 9 Computerworld magazine story highlighted the Lab’s CRT facility and quoted Kathy Yelick. ITBusiness also ran the story.

http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/technology/us-to-use-climate-to-help-cool-exascale-systems

http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=66023


A recent issue of IP Marketing Advisor magazine covered the launch of the Lab’s new tech blog, TechStream.

http://www.ipmarketingadvisor.com/content/reprints/112-berkeley-lab/


A Feb. 8 San Francisco Business Times story and accompanying slideshow looked at the Advanced Light Source, following a workshop for reporters who cover climate science.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2012/02/berkeley-lab-synchotron-like-star-wars.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2012/02/berkeley-lab-synchotron-like-star-wars.html?s=image_gallery


A Feb. 6 Philadelphia Inquirer story on building a better thermostat cited work led by the Lab’s Alan Meier.

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/138757924.html