Friday, November 2, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of October 28, 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.

The latest edition of Solutions Journal includes a story highlighting work led by the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil that helps reduce arsenic in drinking water.

An Oct. 31 Wired magazine story on the race for faster supercomputers quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon.

An Oct. 30 SmartPlanet story on the dangers of high indoor C02 levels cited recent work led by the Lab’s William Fisk and Mark Mendell.

An Oct. 29 Photonics story featured the groundbreaking of the new Solar Energy Research Center and quoted Lab Director Paul Alivisatos and the Lab’s Heinz Frei. Energy Digital ran a similar story.

An Oct.  28 Malone (NY) Telegram story featured work by the Lab’s Carl Haber, who developed a method to listen to an 1878 recording. The Daily Cal also ran a story on the effort.

An Oct. 27 Christian Science Monitor story on efforts to extend battery life quoted ALS visiting scientist Steve Harris.

An Oct. 26 GenomeWeb story covered efforts to commercialize software developed at JBEI. (subscription may be required)

The Voice of America recently featured a photo by the Lab’s Roy Kaltschmidt of a robot programmed with new software for automated work. (scroll down to see the image)

The Atlantic Wire recently ran a story on efforts led by the Lab’s Wim Leemans to create tabletop accelerators.