Friday, May 4, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 29, 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.

The May issue of Discover magazine includes a story on real-world technology that mimics those used by comic superheroes. On the list is metallic glass research led by the Lab’s Rob Ritchie.

The May issue of Reader’s Digest magazine includes a story on the benefits of aerobic exercise and cites research by the Lab’s Paul Williams.

A May 4 R&D Magazine story featured work on biofuels by the Lab’s Steve Singer.

A May 4 CNET story on how smarter technology can reduce electricity bills quoted the Lab’s Bruce Nordman.

On May 3, BoingBoing.net science editor Maggie Koerth-Baker made a visit to the Lab and posted some of her observations.

A May 3 HPC Wire story covered the election of the Lab’s John Bell to the National Academy of Sciences. The Lab’s John Hartwig, Bernard Sadoulet, and John Clarke joined Bell in this year’s class.

A May 2 KQED story on energy production in a changing climate quoted the Lab’s Larry Dale.

A May 2 Boston Globe story noted that the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil had won this year’s Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation. Smart Energy News, MassHighTech, and other publications also ran stories on his award.  

A May 2 Berkeleyside story featured a Lab cosponsored science program for girls that taught them how to make phone apps. The Lab’s Corie Ralston was quoted.

A May 1 San Francisco Business Times story covered a grant to Potential Energy, the parent company of the Darfur Stove project, and noted Ashok Gadgil’s role in founding the effort.

A May 1 San Francisco Business Times story on a large gift to UC Berkeley for a new computing institute mentioned that the Lab would participate in its research. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2012/05/01/uc-berkeley-60-million-computing-theory.html