Friday, May 25, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 20, 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 May 25 Wall Street Journal story on the use of computers to control financial markets quoted the Lab’s David Leinweber and Horst Simon.

A May 24 KGO-TV Channel 7 story featured the Lab-led Max Tech Appliance Design Competition and included program lead Karina Garbesi.

A May 24 R&D magazine story highlighted efforts to improve the LUX underground research project in South Dakota and quoted the Lab’s Kevin Lesko, among others.

A May 24 Io9.com story featured multiple efforts at the Lab to visualize nanocrystal growth. R&D magazine also covered the work led by Jim DeYoreo and Haimei Zheng.

A May 23 NPR radio story on the effectiveness of flame-retardants in furniture quoted the Lab’s Donald Lucas.

A May 23 Current TV story on catastrophic droughts facing Mexico and Central America quoted the Lab’s Michael Wehner.

A May 23 Nature news story on the future of Italy’s Gran Sasso underground laboratory quoted Kevin Lesko.

The recent issue of Lab Manager magazine featured the “greening” of the Molecular Foundry and quoted the Lab’s Steve Greenberg.

A May 23 KQED story noted that sounds recovered from an early Thomas Edison doll, work led by the Lab’s Carl Haber, has been added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

A May 23 HealthCanal story highlighted Alzheimer’s research led by the Lab’s Bill Jagust.

A recent Atlantic magazine photo gallery looked at synthetic biology and included an image from the Joint BioEnergy Institute.

A May 22 CNet story featured Lab research by Seung-Wuk Lee showing how energy generated by a virus could power a laptop. SmartPlanet also covered his work.

A May 21 Mother Jones magazine story on ways to reduce your electricity bill quoted the Lab’s Bruce Nordman.