Friday, March 9, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 4, 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 8 Scientific American story on research from the Daya Bay neutrino facility quoted the Lab’s Kam-Biu Luk. Similar stories ran in Nature, MSNBC, New Scientist, Red Orbit, and Xinhua News, among others.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=daya-bay-neutrinos

http://www.nature.com/news/neutrino-oscillations-measured-with-record-precision-1.10202

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46681972/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.T1qFPStSTlc

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21571-neutrinos-could-help-explain-missing-antimatter.html

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112490389/daya-bay-scientists-observe-previously-unseen-neutrino-transformation/

http://english.cri.cn/6909/2012/03/08/3124s685635.htm

http://ksjtracker.mit.edu/2012/03/09/livescience-xinhua-new-scientist-etc-the-third-mixing-angle-measured-or-maybe-we-learn-a-reason-matter-exists/


A March 7 Bay Citizen story highlighted research on the effect of soot on snow reflectivity led by the Lab’s Thomas Kirchstetter and Odelle Hadley. R&D magazine also covered their work.

http://www.baycitizen.org/climate-change/story/soot-major-suspect-melting-glaciers/

http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/03/Environment-Global-Climate-Change-Berkeley-Lab-Quantifies-Effect-Of-Soot-On-Snow-Ice/


A March 7 TG Daily story featured research led by the Lab’s Rebecca Abergel into a promising treatment for radiation exposure. R&D magazine and other outlets also covered the story.

http://www.tgdaily.com/health-features/61910-single-pill-for-radiation-decontamination

http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20120206234846data_trunc_sys.shtml

http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/03/Life-Science-Health-Environment-Chemistry-Fast-alternative-treatment-for-radiation-exposure-is-promising/


A March 7 Science Codex story on new discoveries into the anti-atom quoted the Lab’s Jonathan Wurtele and Joel Fajans.

http://www.sciencecodex.com/the_first_spectroscopic_measurement_of_an_antiatom-87436


A March 3 San Francisco Chronicle obituary noted the loss of nuclear physicist Ken Crowe.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/02/MNCROWEKEN030311.DTL