Friday, March 30, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 25, 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 30 New Scientist story looked at smart window research at the Lab and quoted Delia Milliron.

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2012/03/smart-windows-keep-out---but-l.html


A March 29 San Francisco Business Times story noted the establishment of a Big Data institute to be led by Arie Shoshani. HPC Wire, Lab Manager and several other sites also covered the announcement.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2012/03/uc-berkeley-gets-10m-to-study-big-data.html

http://www.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/2012-03-30/steven_chu_announces_the_scalable_data_management_analysis_and_visualization_institute.html

http://www.labmanager.com/?articles.view/articleNo/7271/article/Secretary-Chu-Announces-New-Institute-to-Help-Scientists-Improve-Massive-Data-Set-Research-on-DOE-Supercomputers


A March 29 San Francisco Chronicle story on synthetic biology quoted the Lab’s Jay Keasling. A similar story ran in the Contra Costa Times.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/28/BAEC1NRIJ6.DTL

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_20278049/critics-raise-safety-concerns-biotech-labs-at-berkeley


A March 28 Photonics.com story featured work on optical nanoantennas led by Jay Groves.

http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=50481


A March 27 Hindu Business Times story covered a new report led by the Lab’s Amol Phadke showing greater potential for wind energy in India. DNA India also covered the report.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/article3251570.ece?homepage=true&ref=wl_home

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_power-crisis-winds-in-favour-of-india_1667041