Friday, April 6, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 1, 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.


An April 5 Scientific American story featured new ways graphene can be used with an electron microscope and quoted the Lab’s Jungwon Park.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=graphene-electron-microscopy


An April 5 Biodiesel magazine highlighted new efforts to increase the production of biofuels and quoted the Lab’s Fuzhong Zhang.

http://www.biodieselmagazine.com/articles/8421/jbei-researchers-develop-dynamic-sensor-regulatory-system


The April 4 PBS News Hour included an interview with the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil on a “solar suitcase” project. Gadgil’s interview begins at 5:40 on the video.

http://video.pbs.org/video/2219530722


An April 4 Toronto Globe and Mail story on the usefulness of smart windows quoted the Lab’s Delia Milliron.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/social-studies/smart-windows-warm-you-up-or-cool-you-down/article2392275/?from=sec434


An April 4 San Francisco Bay Guardian story on synthetic biology quoted the Lab’s Jay Keasling. Similar stories ran in Chemical & Engineering News and Richmond Confidential.

http://www.sfbg.com/2012/04/03/playing-god
http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/web/2012/04/Proposed-Lab-Ignites-Fears.html
http://richmondconfidential.org/2012/04/03/synthetic-biology-research-at-the-heart-of-con
troversy-over-new-national-lab-in-richmond/


An April 4 Black Hills Pioneer story covered a visit by Lab officials to the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota. Kevin Lesko, Natalie Roe, James Symons and Tony Spadafora were mentioned. Several TV stations covered the visit as well.

http://www.bhpioneer.com/local_news/article_c645fada-7da9-11e1-a9ab-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.kdlt.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16614&Itemid=57


An April 3 Scientific Computing story noted the creation of a new Big Data institute to be led by the Lab’s Arie Shoshani.

http://www.scientificcomputing.com/news-HPC-New-Institute-to-Help-Scientists-Improve-Massive-Data-Set-Research-040312.aspx


An April 2 MSNBC story on the importance of continued funding for dark energy research quoted the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46932793/ns/technology_and_science-space/


An April 2 TG Daily story on the most accurate measurements from the BOSS project quoted the Lab’s David Schlegel and Beth Reid. The Korea Times ran a similar story. http://www.tgdaily.com/space-features/62463-survey-reveals-how-dark-energy-shaped-universe

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/science/science_view.asp?newsIdx=108176&categoryCode=325


An April 1 Economic Times story on artificial photosynthesis noted the work being done at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis and quoted the Lab’s Peidong Yang.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/et-cetera/Artificial-photosynthesis-Make-your-own-fuel-and-change-the-world/articleshow/12483182.cms