Friday, March 2, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Feb. 26, 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 time.


A March 2 Science magazine story on bacteria and climate change featured work by the Lab’s Jenny Cappuccio. ZeeNews also covered her work.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6072/findings.full

http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/bugs-can-help-trap-underground-carbon-dioxide_760431.html


A March 1 R&D magazine story on innovations in laser technology featured work led by the Lab’s Rick Russo. LabManager and Product Design & Development also covered the research.

http://www.rdmag.com/Materials-Lasers-Analytical-Instrumentation-Innovation-to-allow-precise-geologic-dating-even-on-Mars/

http://www.labmanager.com/?articles.view/articleNo/7031/article/LAMIS---A-Green-Chemistry-Alternative-for-Remote-Controlled-Laser-Spectroscopy

http://www.pddnet.com/news-vaporizing-martian-targets-with-lasers-030212/


A Feb. 29 opinion piece in The Conversation, co-authored by the Lab’s David Bailey, touched on the topic of why so few scientists seem to be in top government jobs.

http://theconversation.edu.au/doctor-doctor-why-so-few-scientists-in-top-government-jobs-5561


A Feb. 28 San Francisco Business Times story covered the launch of JBEI’s first spinout company, called Lygos. BioFuelsDigest and Sustainable Business also covered the news.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2012/02/28/lawrence-berkeley-lab-jbei-spinout-lygos.html

http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2012/03/01/shake-it-up-baby-rock-stars-of-biofuels-unveil-their-latest-hits/

http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/national/2012/02/lygos-spins-out-of-lawrence-berkeley.html


A Feb. 28 ZDNet story on improvements to spintronic materials highlighted work by the Lab’s Wladek Walukiewicz.

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/qubits-and-pieces-10017876/impure-thoughts-to-improve-spintronics-materials-10025512/


A Feb. 27 CNet story featured work by the Lab’s Christer Jansson and his efforts to use tobacco leaves to produce biofuel. CleanTechnica, LabManager, and BioFuelsNews also covered the work.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57385767-76/tobacco-farms-a-vehicle-for-growing-fuel/?tag=txt;title

http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/25/berkeley-lab-researchers-convert-tobacco-to-biofuel/

http://www.labmanager.com/?articles.view/articleNo/6977/article/Fill--Er-Up-With-Tobacco--Berkeley-Lab-Led-Team-Explores-New-Path-to-Biofuels

http://www.biofuels-news.com/industry_news.php?item_id=4653


A Feb. 25 SciTechDaily story covered research into the misfolding of proteins led by the Lab’s Paul Adams. Spectroscopy Now also featured the work.

http://scitechdaily.com/researchers-identify-key-element-behind-protein-misfolding/

http://www.spectroscopynow.com/coi/cda/detail.cda?id=26835&type=Feature&chId=3&page=1


The Lab’s Martha Stampfer was selected by Invitrogen as its March 2012 Gibco Cell Culture Hero. The Invitrogen website includes an interview with her.
http://www.invitrogen.com/site/us/en/home/brands/Gibco/gibco-50th.html