Friday, September 28, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 23, 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 recent BBC Horizon television story titled “How Big is the Universe” included interviews with the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter and David Schlegel.

A Sept. 27 Genome Web story looked at work led by the Lab’s Jill Banfield, Ken Williams and Phil Long, who analyzed metagenomes from groundwater samples collected at the Integrated Field Challenge Site in Rifle, Colorado.

A Sept. 25 E&E News story on efforts to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions quoted the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt and cited a recent report he led. KQED also covered the report.

The latest issue of Florida Weekly magazine includes stories on cancer research led by the Lab’s Mina Bissell and Saori Furuta. The stories appear on pages A2 and A8.

A Sept. 25 MSNBC story featured work on a 4D crystal that might play the role of an eternal clock. The research, led by the Lab’s Xiang Zhang, was widely covered by Scientific American, Christian Science Monitor, Red Orbit.com, International Business Times, Fox News, CBS News, The Examiner, and Daily Cal, among many others.

A Sept. 23 New York Times story on energy used by data centers cited the high-efficiency of NERSC computers, citing the Lab’s Jeff Broughton. Slate.com ran a similar story.