Friday, February 3, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 30, 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 Feb. 1 groundbreaking for the CRT facility was covered by KTVU-TV Channel 2, KNTV-TV Channel 11, the Contra Costa Times, Bay City News, Chinese World Journal and KQED-FM. Stories also appeared in InsideHPC and Internet2 among others.

http://bit.ly/wred3w

http://insidehpc.com/2012/02/03/video-energy-secretary-steven-chu-speaks-at-ground-breaking-for-new-lbnl-facility/

https://blogs.internet2.edu/archives/351

http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/02/02/steve-chu-joins-groundbreaking-for-new-lbnl-research-facility/


The Lab-led Materials for Energy Applications workshop held this week was covered by the San Francisco Business Times, LabManager, and Greenwire news. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2012/01/30/berkeley-lab-hosts-public-private.html

http://www.labmanager.com/?articles.view/articleNo/6795/article/National-Labs-Seek-Closer-Industry-Ties


A Feb. 3 Philadelphia Inquirer column highlighted research by Berkeley Lab into “vampire” power. PC World ran a similar story.

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/138617689.html?viewAll=y

http://www.pcworld.com/article/249074/vampire_power_reality_check_what_tech_gear_sucks_the_most.html


A Feb. 2 Science magazine story looked at the debate over research into arsenic-based life led by the Lab’s Felisa Wolfe-Simon. Science News, Popular Science and Chemical and Engineering News also covered the debate.

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/02/closely-watched-study-fails-to.html?ref=hp

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/338090/title/Arsenic-based_life_finding_fails_follow-up

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-02/death-arsenic-life

http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i5/Arsenic-Based-Life-Aftermath.html


A Jan. 31 Nature story on research into the neutron quoted the Lab’s Peter Jacobs.

http://www.nature.com/news/dipole-hunt-stuck-in-neutral-1.9943


A Jan. 30 Engineer story featured hydrogen storage research led by the Lab’s Jeff Long. CleanTechnica also covered his work.

http://www.theengineer.co.uk/sectors/automotive/news/mof-materials-could-make-hydrogen-fuel-more-practical/1011564.article

http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/31/new-methods-to-store-hydrogen/


A Jan. 30 Bionity.com story featured work by the Lab’s Mina Bissell on the rotational motion of breast cells. The Examiner and other publications also covered her work.

http://www.bionity.com/en/news/136208/berkeley-lab-researchers-discover-critical-rotational-motion-in-cells.html

http://www.examiner.com/science-in-south-bend/rotational-cellular-motion-important-normal-breast-cell-development


A recent Reuters story featured the Lab’s selection of the Richmond Field Station as the site of the preferred second campus. A KQED-TV roundtable discussion also looked at the selection (at approx. the 5:15 min. mark).

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/28/us-berkeley-lab-expansion-idUSTRE80R07J20120128

http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/thisweek/watch/archive/258526/a