Friday, December 21, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of December 16, 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 Dec. 21 Contra Costa Times story featured a recent talk by Lab Director Paul Alivisatos who discussed climate change.

The latest issue of National Geographic magazine includes a story on microbes and cites Lab research. The latest issue also includes a photo of the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey and includes a quote with the Lab’s David Schlegel (no link).

A recent Issues Online story on ways to reduce carbon emissions in California was co-written by the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt.

A Malaysia News story noted the signing of an agreement between Singapore and the Lab to research energy efficient building technologies and quoted the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil. Channel News Asia also covered the agreement.

A Dec. 20 CBS Atlanta story featured research by the Lab’s Daniel Fletcher and Gautham Venugopalan showing new insights into breast cancer. MedGadget, the Huffington Post, Yahoo!News, Fox News, and many other news outlets also covered their work.

A Dec. 17 R&D magazine story featured work led by the Lab’s Andy Wyrobek to develop a quick way to identify people exposed to ionizing radiation. http://www.rdmag.com/news/2012/12/scientists-develop-quick-way-identify-people-exposed-ionizing-radiation

A Dec. 17 story in The Engineer covered work on microactuators led by the Lab’s Junqiao Wu. R&D also covered the research.

A Dec. 14 Los Angeles Times story featured work by the Lab’s Evan Mills showing an increased interest in climate change by insurers.  Insurance Networking and the Canadian Underwriters also covered the research.

A Dec. 14 Earth Techling story covered the groundbreaking of the FLEXLAB as well as new work on ceramic composites led by the Lab’s Robert Ritchie.