Friday, January 27, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 22, 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 some time.


The announcement of the Richmond Field Station as the Lab’s preferred site for a second campus received a significant amount of attention. A news conference on Jan. 23 was followed by dozens of stories including in the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, New York Times, all the major TV stations in the Bay Area along with radio stations KGO-AM, KCBS-AM, NPR and KQED.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/23/MNJE1MT8S9.DTL

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/us/berkeley-lab-campus-in-richmond-may-have-profitable-ripple-effect.html

http://www.insidebayarea.com/timesstar/localnews/ci_19827064

http://www.dailycal.org/2012/01/23/richmond-site-selected-as-berkeley-lab%E2%80%99s-second-campus/

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19799972

http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/richmond-lawrence-berkeley-lab-to-set-up-new/vFrQm/

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/6667247-uc-selects-richmond-site-for-new-berkeley-labs-campus/

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/video/#!/news/local/Richmond-to-Host-Lawrence-Berkeley-Lab/137944208

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=8516171

http://cbsloc.al/zkOUTc

http://serve.castfire.com/video/849717/849717_2012-01-23-215417.html

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/01/24/new-richmond-lab-expected-to-create-innovative-bio-fuel/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


A Jan. 27 Science magazine story on exascale computing quoted the Lab’s Michael Wehner, Horst Simon and Charles Shank.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6067/394.full


A Jan. 27 CNET story featured hydrogen fuel cell research led by the Lab’s Jeff Long. R&D magazine also ran a story on his work.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57367339-76/hydrogen-sponge-could-extend-ev-driving-range/

http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/01/Energy-Hydrogen-Berkeley-Lab-To-Develop-Novel-Materials-For-Hydrogen-Storage/


A Jan. 26 Popular Science story highlighted 3D imaging of a protein by the Lab’s Gang Ren and Lei Zhang.

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-01/video-researchers-produce-first-high-quality-3-d-images-individual-protein


A Jan. 27 Ivanhoe news story featured Alzheimer’s research led by the Lab’s Bill Jagust and Susan Landau. KGO TV Channel 7, UK’s Express, Senior Journal and several other news outlets also covered their work.

http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=28847

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/health&id=8516274

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/297592/Puzzles-beat-Alzheimer-s

http://seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Alzheimers/2012/20120124-Keeping_Brain_Active.htm

http://www.dailygossip.org/keep-your-brain-active-to-reduce-risk-of-alzheimer-s-2330


A Jan. 23 Chemical & Engineering News story on debate over arsenic-based life cited work by the Lab’s Felisa Wolfe-Simon. Scientific American ran a similar story.

http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/web/2012/01/Arsenic-Based-Life-Aftermath.html

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=study-fails-to-confirm-existence


A recent Scientific American story on biofuels quoted JBEI’s James Carothers and post-doc Ryan McAndrew.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=can-bacteria-produce-drop-biofuels

Friday, January 20, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 15, 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 some time.


A Jan. 20 India West story noted that the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil had won the Zayed Future Energy Prize. The announcement also appeared in the Khaleej Times, Earth and Industry.com and several other outlets.

http://www.indiawest.com/news/2577-gadgil-among-finalists-for-zayed-future-energy-prize.html

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2012/January/theuae_January491.xml&section=theuae&col=

http://earthandindustry.com/2012/01/us-physicist-snags-zayed-future-energy-prize/


Gadgil’s work on the Darfur stove was featured in a Jan. 20 GreenBang.com story.

http://www.greenbang.com/this-fuel-saving-stove-saves-lives-too_21266.html


A Jan. 20 Nature story looked at a response to work by the Lab’s Felisa Wolfe-Simon.

http://www.nature.com/news/study-challenges-existence-of-arsenic-based-life-1.9861


A Jan. 18 Information Week story on cloud computing included research by the Lab.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/cloud-saas/232500025


A Jan. 17 Examiner story on lithium-ion battery research featured work being conducted at the Lab.

http://www.examiner.com/green-business-in-phoenix/li-based-batteries-fueling-u-s-electric-vehicles-goals


A Jan. 17 Southern California Public Radio story on energy efficiency programs quoted the Lab’s Ed Vine.

http://www.scpr.org/news/2012/01/17/30831/energy-efficiency-among-programs-stalled-ratepayer/


A Jan. 16 The Blaze story on geothermal energy quoted the Lab’s Ernie Majer.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/what-do-you-get-when-you-pump-24-million-gallons-of-water-into-a-volcano/


A Jan. 16 Chemical & Engineering News story on surface analysis included work being conducted at the Lab.

http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i3/Pushing-Capabilities-Surface-Analysis.html


Friday, January 13, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 9, 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 some time.

A Jan. 13 Los Angeles Times story on “vampire” energy quoted the Lab’s Alan Meier.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-energy-vampires-20120113,0,6391528.story


A Jan. 13 Science News story on soil’s role in the carbon cycle quoted the Lab’s Margaret Torn.

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/337548/title/Soil%E2%80%99s_Hidden_Secrets


A Jan. 13 San Francisco Business Journal story noted that Lab Director Paul Alivisatos had won the Wolf Prize in Chemistry. The Associated Press, Washington Post, BBC News, CBS News, and many other news outlets ran similar stories. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2012/01/12/lawrence-berkeley-lab-boss-wins-prize.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16494041

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501368_162-57355947/placido-domingo-wins-israels-wolf-prize/


A Jan. 13 NeuroScience News story on alcohol addiction research cited work by the Lab’s Bill Jagust and colleagues.

http://neurosciencenews.com/endorphins-alcohol-brain-research-addiction/


A Jan. 12 Daily Mail story looked at a massive sky survey and quotes the Lab’s Shirley Ho. Several other publications ran similar stories.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2085613/Sky-Survey-creates-3D-map-universe-stretches-seven-billion-years.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/258895


A Jan. 11 Physics World story on mapping of dark matter quoted the Lab’s Eric Huff. Symmetry and Science News were some of the other outlets covering the research.

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/48273

http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/breaking/2012/01/10/clearest-picture-yet-of-dark-matter-points-the-way-to-better-understanding-of-dark-energy/

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/337478/title/New_maps_of_the_cosmic_dark


A Jan. 11 Science News story featured research on a supernova led by the Lab’s Peter Nugent.

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/337652/title/Diet_of_a_dying_star


A Jan. 10 CNN story on the benefits of solar lamps in developing countries quoted the Lab’s Evan Mills.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/10/tech/innovation/solar-powered-led-lamps/index.html


A Jan. 9 San Francisco Business Journal story noted the arrival to the Lab of Omar Yaghi, who will direct the Molecular Foundry. Chem.info also covered the announcement.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2012/01/09/lawrence-berkeley-lab-hires-ucla.html

http://www.chem.info/News/2012/01/Omar-Yaghi-to-Direct-Berkeley-Lab%E2%80%99s-Molecular-Foundry/


A Jan. 9 Grist story featured the Darfur stoves project led by the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil. Gadgil was also the subject of a profile in the Khaleej Times.

http://www.grist.org/living/2012-01-09-darfur-stoves-projects-andree-sosler-survival-sustainable

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2012/January/theuae_January148.xml&section=theuae

Friday, January 6, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 2, 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 some time.

A Jan. 6 Clean Energy Authority story on the year’s top solar energy stories listed the Lab’s “Tracking the Sun” report.

http://www.cleanenergyauthority.com/solar-energy-news/solar-energy-news-recap-for-the-year-2011-010612/


A Jan. 5 Huffington Post commentary on life in space was written by the Lab’s George Smoot. The column was part of the launch for the new Huffington Post Science section.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/george-smoot/are-we-alone-life-in-space_b_1181932.html?ref=science


A Jan. 5 R&D magazine story featured a successful carbon sequestration demonstration that included the Lab’s Barry Freifeld and Tom Daley.

http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/01/Energy-Carbon-Sequestration-Depleted-Gas-Reservoirs-Can-Double-As-Geologic-Carbon-Sequestration/


A Jan. 4 Public Radio International story on India’s need for solar power quoted the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil. Gadgil was also featured in a Contra Costa Times story on his work with the Darfur Stove project.

http://www.theworld.org/2012/01/india-solar-power/

http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_19665860


A Jan. 4 Nature story highlighted work by the Lab’s David Schlegel and the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). The Lab’s Saul Perlmutter was also quoted in the story.

http://www.nature.com/news/survey-tunes-in-to-dark-energy-1.9732


A Jan. 4 Music News story covered audio restoration work by the Lab’s Carl Haber and Earl Cornell.

http://www.music-news.com/shownews.asp?H=Restoration-specialists-revive-130-year-old-records&nItemID=47441


A Jan. 2 Sarasota Herald-Tribune profiled the parents of the Lab’s latest Nobel Laureate, Saul Perlmutter.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120102/ARTICLE/120109945

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Dec. 17-31, 2011

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 some time.

A Dec. 27 CNN story featured work on recovering old audio recordings by Alexander Graham Bell. The work was led by the Lab’s Carl Haber and also received coverage in PC World, Endgadget.com, Vintage Vinyl News and numerous TV stations around the country.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/27/living/bell-digital-imaging/index.html

http://www.pcworld.com/article/247172/scientists_restore_125yearold_audio_with_3d_optical_scans.html

http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/29/scientists-scan-damaged-audio-discs-resurrect-fresh-beats/

http://www.theindychannel.com/technology/30081718/detail.html

http://www.vintagevinylnews.com/2012/01/130-year-old-records-revived-by.html


A Dec. 26 MedIndia story looked at work led by the Lab’s Jay Keasling using Computer Assisted Design to develop RNA devices.

http://www.medindia.net/news/CAD-Pitches-in-for-RNA-95316-1.htm


A Dec. 24 Epoch Times story featured research by the Lab’s Peidong Yang and his creation of a nanowire endoscope. BioOpticsWorld also covered his work.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/science/nanotechnology-shines-a-light-inside-cells-163986.html

http://www.bioopticsworld.com/articles/2011/12/single-cell-endoscope-enables-optical-look-inside-living-cells.html


A Dec. 21 ThomasNet News story noted that the Lab’s Jeff Long received a grant to research hydrogen fuel cell possibilities. Earth Techling also covered the news. http://news.thomasnet.com/green_clean/2011/12/21/with-doe-grants-four-labs-try-to-help-win-the-race-toward-fuel-cell-vehicles-in-our-future/

http://www.earthtechling.com/2011/12/doe-puts-7-million-into-hydrogen-storage/


A Dec. 20 Examiner story on DNA repair and low-dose radiation cited work by the Lab’s Mina Bissell and Sylvain Costes. Health Canal also covered their work.

http://www.examiner.com/science-in-south-bend/dna-repair-centers-fix-low-dose-radiation-damage

http://www.healthcanal.com/public-health-safety/24865-New-Take-Impacts-Low-Dose-Radiation.html


A Dec. 19 Forbes magazine story featured its selection of this year’s top “30 Under 30,” which included the Lab’s Rizia Bardhan.

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mkg45giif/rizia-bardhan-postdoctoral-candidate-lawrence-berkeley-national-laboratory-29/


A Dec. 19 Nature story on permafrost science quoted the Lab’s Susan Hubbard. http://www.nature.com/news/permafrost-science-heats-up-in-the-united-states-1.9681