Friday, June 29, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 24, 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 June 29 Australian Broadcasting Corporation story looked at work led by the Lab’s Igor Grigoriev showing how fungi may have influenced the planet’s coal formation. A Scientific American story also covered the research.

A June 28 story in The Register noted a new agreement between Cray and NERSC for a new supercomputer. The story quoted the Lab’s Jeff Broughton and similar stories ran in Inside HPC, Reuters, and many similar news outlets.

A June 27 IEEE Spectrum story highlighted work on 3D optical cavities led by the Lab’s Xiang Zhang.

A June 26 Scientific American story on the use of a virus to generate electricity quoted the Lab’s Ramamoorthy Ramesh.

A June 25 story in The Economic Times on synthetic biology cited work by the Lab’s Jay Keasling at JBEI and quoted the Lab’s Nathan Hillson.

A June 25 U.S. News and World Report story featured JGI researcher Monica Medina and her work on coral reefs.