Friday, October 26, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of October 21, 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.

An Oct. 25 USA Today story featured work by the Lab’s Carl Haber, who developed a method to listen to an 1878 recording. The story was widely covered including by the Associated Press, PBS News Hour, ABC News, Slate, London Telegraph, The Verge, CBS News, NPR, BBC news, The Atlantic, CBS TV-Albany, Slate, Discovery Canada and hundreds of other news outlets.

The groundbreaking for the Lab’s new Solar Energy Research Center was covered by the Contra Costa Times, KCBS-AM, KGO-AM, KTVU-TV Channel 2, the San Francisco Business Times and the Daily Cal. Several stories quoted Lab Director Paul Alivisatos and Berkeley Lab’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis director, Heinz Frei.

An Oct. 25 symmetry magazine story featured plasma accelerator research led by the Lab’s Wim Leemans.

An Oct. 24 New York Times story on new models for cities to finance clean energy quoted the Lab’s Chuck Goldman.

An Oct. 24 Los Angeles Times story on wind power subsidies quoted the Lab’s Ryan Wiser.

An Oct. 24 San Francisco Business Times story featured work comparing the contributions of diesel vs. gasoline in creating smog, work led by the Lab’s Allen Goldstein.

An Oct. 22 San Francisco Chronicle story highlighted work on indoor CO2 levels co-led by the Lab’s Bill Fisk. Smithsonian Magazine, Huffington Post, ANI News, Nature Monitor and GreenEnergyNews also covered the research.
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2012/10/the-carbon-dioxide-in-a-crowded-room-can-actually-make-you-dumber/

An Oct. 16 symmetry magazine story on computer visualization quoted the Lab’s Andy Nonaka and mentioned NERSC’s capabilities.