Friday, May 11, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 6, 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 11 USA Today story on future battery technology for cars quoted the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan.

A May 10 San Francisco Chronicle story featured a UC Berkeley-NERSC joint project to monitor water flows in the Sacramento Delta. The research was widely covered by the Associated Press, R&D Magazine, PC World, ComputerWorld, and SmartPlanet.com, among others.

A May 10 KPIX-TV Channel 5 story on damage possibly related to energy-efficient windows included an interview with the Lab’s Robert Hart.
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/05/10/consumerwatch-energy-efficient-windows-blamed-for-melting-neighbors-car/

A May 10 Richmond Confidential story on future plans for North Richmond mentioned the possible arrival of the Lab’s second campus.

A May 9 Symmetry Magazine story featured the Lab’s completion of the NDCX-II accelerator. R&D magazine also covered the story.

A May 8 Albany Patch story highlighted Technovation, a program supported by the Lab that teaches girls how to create apps for smartphones. This year’s winner was a group mentored by Lab employees.

A May 7 BioFuels Digest story noted recent efforts by the Lab’s Steve Singer to find an “electrofuel.”

A May CoExist story profiled the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil and his humanitarian efforts. He was also featured in a May 10 EarthTechling column.