Friday, November 16, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 11, 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 Nov. 16 Daily Cal story noted a recent sighting of a mountain lion at the Lab. Berkeleyside also covered the news.

A Nov. 14 MSNBC story featured new results from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey that looked at dark energy more than 10 billion years old. The story quoted the Lab’s David Schlegel and similar stories appeared in Science360, Symmetry magazine, Astronomy Now, Scientific American, Daily Galaxy, RedOrbit, and dozens of other outlets worldwide.

A meeting of DOE Lab representatives at the Univ. of Mississippi included Berkeley Lab’s Horst Simon. The meeting received video and news coverage in the state.

The announcement of the world’s fastest computer, ranked with the help of the Lab’s Horst Simon and Erich Strohmaier, received significant amounts of news coverage including in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Wired, AFP news, Reuters, and many others.

A Nov. 12 story covered a small fire at the Lab’s Potter Street facility.

A Nov. 12 CleanTechnica story looked at a novel method for processing biofuels.