Monday, April 23, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 15, 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 21 MSNBC story featured research from the IceCube project and quoted the Lab’s Spencer Klein. Astronomy and Supercomputing Online also covered the effort.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47088606

http://www.astronomy.com/en/News-Observing/News/2012/04/Where%20do%20the%20highest-energy%20cosmic%20rays%20come%20from.aspx

http://www.supercomputingonline.com/news-2/latest-news/24989-where-do-the-highest-energy-cosmic-rays-come-from-probably-not-from-gamma-ray-bursts

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/339995/title/Hunt_for_cosmic_ray_source_falls_short


An April 21story in The Economist cited a materials database project led by the Lab’s Kristin Persson.

http://www.economist.com/node/21552895



An April 20 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story highlighted research led by the Lab’s Jungwon Park using graphene to help visualize nanocrystal growth. Peter Ercius was also quoted and similar stories ran in AZ.com, Science Codex and Nanotechnology Today.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/148264995.html

http://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=32726

http://www.sciencecodex.com/first_atomicscale_realtime_movies_of_platinum_nanocrystal_growth_in_liquids-90028

http://nanotechnologytoday.blogspot.com/2012/04/video-showing-growth-of-platinum.html



An April 20 Chemistry World story covered a nanocrystal probe developed by the Lab’s Brett Helms.

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2012/April/cell-tracking-probes-mimic-viruses.asp



An April 19 San Francisco Business Times story profiled the Lab’s Omar Yaghi.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/04/20/change-in-state.html



An April 19 KABC-TV Channel 7 story on the use of dispersants in the Gulf oil crisis included an interview with the Lab’s Gary Andersen.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=8628618



An April 18 Medical News Today story featured new findings in breast cancer by the Lab’s Mina Bissell

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/244347.php

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-04-contradict-current-views-cancer-stem.html



An April 18 Smart Grid Today story covered the announcement of a U.S.-India clean energy center to be led by Berkeley Lab. The story quoted Girish Ghatikar.



An April 18 East Bay Express story looked at the Lab’s community efforts, including the Science at the Theater events, and quoted Dan Krotz.

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/making-sense-of-science/Content?oid=3178421



An April 17 Fox and Hounds column looked at the Lab’s potential impact as it considers a second campus in Richmond.

http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2012/04/california-employment-and-the-anchor-institution/



The sailing accident that claimed the life of the Lab’s Elmer Morrissey was covered by numerous news outlets including KABC-TV Channel 7, which interviewed Mary Ann Piette; the San Francisco Chronicle, which quoted Spencer Dutton; as well as Ireland’s Independent, KRON-TV Channel 4 and the Marin Independent Journal, among many others.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=8623709

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/17/MNSV1O3UU5.DTL

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/academic-had-passion-for-sports-3082253.html

http://serve.castfire.com/video/944487/944487_2012-04-16-220627.html

http://www.marinij.com/tiburonbelvedere/ci_20410917/marin-family-friends-boaters-reeling-after-yacht-tragedy