Friday, March 16, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 11, 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 16 San Francisco Chronicle story on the installation of a microgrid at the Santa Rita Jail quoted the Lab’s Chris Marnay, who was instrumental in the establishment of the system.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/16/BUQ01NLJAB.DTL


A March 15 Spectroscopy Now story highlighted innovations in laser technology led by the Lab’s Rick Russo. The technique could one day lead to better geochronology.

http://www.spectroscopynow.com/coi/cda/detail.cda?id=26902&type=Feature&chId=1&page=1


A March 14 Science Codex story featured new biofuel research led by the Lab’s Harry Beller. The potential biofuel comes from chemical compounds known for their flavor and fragrance.

http://www.sciencecodex.com/a_fragrant_new_biofuel-87785

http://engineeringeconomist.blogspot.com/2012/03/fragrant-new-biofuel-researchers.html

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/News/2012/03/A-Fragrant-New-Biofuel/


A March 12 La Presse, Canada, story on the Large Hadron Collider quoted the Lab’s Jean-Francois Arguin on the search for the Higgs boson.

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/science/201203/11/01-4504502-dernier-sprint-vers-la-particule-de-dieu.php


A March 12 USA Today story on the recent ARPA-E innovation summit cited work by the Lab’s Christer Jansson into finding a biofuel from tobacco.

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/environment/story/2012-02-29/arpa-e-energy-innovation-summit/53490924/1


A March 12 R&D magazine story on neutrino findings from the Daya Bay experiment quoted the Lab’s Kam-Biu Luk and William Edwards.

http://www.rdmag.com/News/Feeds/2012/03/energy-announcing-the-first-results-from-daya-bay-discov/

http://www.science20.com/news_articles/how_red_solo_cups_are_made_neutrino_oscillations_and_mixing_angles-87989


A March 11 IEEE Spectrum story on the debate over climate change cited recent work by the Lab’s Odelle Hadley and Thomas Kirchstetter on the changing reflectivity of snow due to soot.

http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/environment/climate-activists-and-skeptics-spar-in-a-new-key