Friday, February 24, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Feb. 20, 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 Feb. 25 The Economist story featured work on cell imaging presented by the Lab’s Carolyn Larabell at this year’s AAAS meeting.

http://www.economist.com/node/21548149


A Feb. 24 Greenwire story profiled new Molecular Foundry director Omar Yaghi.

http://www.eenews.net/Greenwire/2012/02/24/4


A Feb. 23 BusinessWeek story on automatic shades quoted the Lab’s Eleanor Lee.

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/automatic-shades-inspire-office-frustration-02232012.html


A Feb. 23 Everyday Health story highlighted work on cholesterol by the Lab’s Gang Ren. Health Express and News Track India were some of the other outlets that also covered his research.

http://www.everydayhealth.com/high-cholesterol/0223/what-makes-good-cholesterol-go-bad.aspx

http://www.healthexpress.co.uk/news/bad-good-cholesterol-814.html

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2012/02/22/269741-How-protein-helps-good-cholesterol-to-turn-into-bad-.html


A Feb. 23 Santa Cruz Sentinel story looked at the ongoing collaboration between the Lab’s George Smoot and Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart.

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/entertainment/ci_20025482


A Feb. 21 GizMag story featured work by the Lab’s Carl Haber in recovering the audio recordings of Alexander Graham Bell. Geek.com also covered his work.

http://www.gizmag.com/graham-bell-recordings-restored/21543/

http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-cetera/alexander-graham-bells-earliest-audio-recordings-now-playable-20120220/

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Feb. 12-21, 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 some time.

Several Berkeley Lab researchers presented at this year’s AAAS meeting held in Vancouver, British Columbia, last week, including Carolyn Larabell, Dan Fletcher, Janet Jansson, and Charles Koven. Larabell’s work was picked up by Science magazine while Jansson’s work was covered by MSNBC and a Science magazine podcast.

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/02/scienceshot-x-rays-paint-whole-c.html?ref=hp

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/19/10445000-scientists-map-the-worlds-microbes

http://podcasts.aaas.org/science_podcast/SciencePodcast_120217b.mp3


A Feb. 18 The Economist story on the expanding universe quoted the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter.

http://www.economist.com/node/21547760


A Feb. 18 CleanTechnica story on wind power cited work by the Lab’s Ryan Wiser, Mark Bolinger and Galen Barbose.

http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/18/deja-vu-all-over-again-congressional-republicans-intent-on-nixing-wind-renewable-energy-growth/


A Feb. 17 EE Times story on nanogrids quoted the Lab’s Bruce Nordman. http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4236507/Engineers-propose-nanogrids--smarter-switches


A Feb. 16 Data Knowledge Center story highlighted the Lab’s CRT building and quoted Kathy Yelick.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/02/16/lbnl-plans-for-the-exascale-data-center/


A Feb. 16 Voice of America story on Alzheimer’s research included work by the Lab’s Bill Jagust.

http://www.voanews.com/english/news/health/New-Alzheimers-Research-Raise-Hope-for-Treatment-Cure-139438858.html


A Feb. 14 The Economist story featured work by Carl Haber in recovering audio recordings of Alexander Graham Bell.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2012/02/history-recording


A Feb. 13 Science story on exascale computing quoted the Lab’s John Shalf.

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/02/exascale-computing-off-to-slow-s-1.html?ref=ra


A Feb. 13 Philadelphia Inquirer story on battery materials quoted the Lab’s Vince Battaglia.

http://articles.philly.com/2012-02-13/news/31055104_1_materials-microscope-battery


A recent issue of South Africa’s PositionIT magazine included a story on work leading to a better model of the cosmos. The Lab’s Shirley Ho, Martin White and Hee-Jong Seo were cited.

http://z.positionit.eepublishers.co.za/index.aspx?issue=issue22&page=49

Friday, February 10, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Feb. 5, 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 Feb. 9 Desktop Engineering story featured work on hydrogen fuel cells led by the Lab’s Jeff Long and Martin Head-Gordon.

http://www.engineeringontheedge.com/2012/02/sponge-like-material-could-boost-hydrogen-fuel-cell-performance/


A Feb. 9 CleanTechnica story on the cost of wind power cited work by the Lab’s Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger.

http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/09/wind-levelized-cost-of-electricity-lcoe-at-all-time-low/


A Feb. 9 ClimateWire story covered the founding of the Lab’s new Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies and quoted the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil and Paul Alivisatos. The San Francisco Business Times, Daily Cal, and LabManager.com were some of the other outlets that also covered the announcement, which was first made by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2012/02/09/9

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2012/02/08/uc-berkeley-lawrence-lab-poverty-push.html

http://www.dailycal.org/2012/02/08/new-institute-focuses-on-problems-in-developing-nations/

http://www.labmanager.com/?articles.view/articleNo/6845/article/Berkeley-Lab-Launches-New-Institute-to-Build-Low-Carbon-Pathways-to-Prosperity

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/02/08/fact-sheet-harnessing-innovation-global-development


A Feb. 9 Computerworld magazine story highlighted the Lab’s CRT facility and quoted Kathy Yelick. ITBusiness also ran the story.

http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/technology/us-to-use-climate-to-help-cool-exascale-systems

http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=66023


A recent issue of IP Marketing Advisor magazine covered the launch of the Lab’s new tech blog, TechStream.

http://www.ipmarketingadvisor.com/content/reprints/112-berkeley-lab/


A Feb. 8 San Francisco Business Times story and accompanying slideshow looked at the Advanced Light Source, following a workshop for reporters who cover climate science.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2012/02/berkeley-lab-synchotron-like-star-wars.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2012/02/berkeley-lab-synchotron-like-star-wars.html?s=image_gallery


A Feb. 6 Philadelphia Inquirer story on building a better thermostat cited work led by the Lab’s Alan Meier.

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/138757924.html

Friday, February 3, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 30, 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 Feb. 1 groundbreaking for the CRT facility was covered by KTVU-TV Channel 2, KNTV-TV Channel 11, the Contra Costa Times, Bay City News, Chinese World Journal and KQED-FM. Stories also appeared in InsideHPC and Internet2 among others.

http://bit.ly/wred3w

http://insidehpc.com/2012/02/03/video-energy-secretary-steven-chu-speaks-at-ground-breaking-for-new-lbnl-facility/

https://blogs.internet2.edu/archives/351

http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/02/02/steve-chu-joins-groundbreaking-for-new-lbnl-research-facility/


The Lab-led Materials for Energy Applications workshop held this week was covered by the San Francisco Business Times, LabManager, and Greenwire news. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2012/01/30/berkeley-lab-hosts-public-private.html

http://www.labmanager.com/?articles.view/articleNo/6795/article/National-Labs-Seek-Closer-Industry-Ties


A Feb. 3 Philadelphia Inquirer column highlighted research by Berkeley Lab into “vampire” power. PC World ran a similar story.

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/138617689.html?viewAll=y

http://www.pcworld.com/article/249074/vampire_power_reality_check_what_tech_gear_sucks_the_most.html


A Feb. 2 Science magazine story looked at the debate over research into arsenic-based life led by the Lab’s Felisa Wolfe-Simon. Science News, Popular Science and Chemical and Engineering News also covered the debate.

http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/02/closely-watched-study-fails-to.html?ref=hp

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/338090/title/Arsenic-based_life_finding_fails_follow-up

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-02/death-arsenic-life

http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i5/Arsenic-Based-Life-Aftermath.html


A Jan. 31 Nature story on research into the neutron quoted the Lab’s Peter Jacobs.

http://www.nature.com/news/dipole-hunt-stuck-in-neutral-1.9943


A Jan. 30 Engineer story featured hydrogen storage research led by the Lab’s Jeff Long. CleanTechnica also covered his work.

http://www.theengineer.co.uk/sectors/automotive/news/mof-materials-could-make-hydrogen-fuel-more-practical/1011564.article

http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/31/new-methods-to-store-hydrogen/


A Jan. 30 Bionity.com story featured work by the Lab’s Mina Bissell on the rotational motion of breast cells. The Examiner and other publications also covered her work.

http://www.bionity.com/en/news/136208/berkeley-lab-researchers-discover-critical-rotational-motion-in-cells.html

http://www.examiner.com/science-in-south-bend/rotational-cellular-motion-important-normal-breast-cell-development


A recent Reuters story featured the Lab’s selection of the Richmond Field Station as the site of the preferred second campus. A KQED-TV roundtable discussion also looked at the selection (at approx. the 5:15 min. mark).

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/28/us-berkeley-lab-expansion-idUSTRE80R07J20120128

http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/thisweek/watch/archive/258526/a