Friday, April 27, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 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 time.

An April 27 R&D magazine story featured work on self-assembling thin gold films by the Lab’s Ting Xu. Science Codex also covered her research.

An April 27 China Business Weekly story on new battery technologies cited work led by the Lab’s Liu Gao.

An April 26 HPC Wire story highlighted a new effort in data intensive science being led by ESnet’s Eli Dart.

An April 25 Hydrogen Fuel News story noted a new U.S.-India initiative to collaborate on energy efficient technologies. CleanTechnica also covered the collaboration.

An April 23 Diagnostic Imaging story featured low-dose radiation research led by the Lab’s Sylvain Costes.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 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 time.


An April 21 MSNBC story featured research from the IceCube project and quoted the Lab’s Spencer Klein. Astronomy and Supercomputing Online also covered the effort.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47088606

http://www.astronomy.com/en/News-Observing/News/2012/04/Where%20do%20the%20highest-energy%20cosmic%20rays%20come%20from.aspx

http://www.supercomputingonline.com/news-2/latest-news/24989-where-do-the-highest-energy-cosmic-rays-come-from-probably-not-from-gamma-ray-bursts

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/339995/title/Hunt_for_cosmic_ray_source_falls_short


An April 21story in The Economist cited a materials database project led by the Lab’s Kristin Persson.

http://www.economist.com/node/21552895



An April 20 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story highlighted research led by the Lab’s Jungwon Park using graphene to help visualize nanocrystal growth. Peter Ercius was also quoted and similar stories ran in AZ.com, Science Codex and Nanotechnology Today.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/148264995.html

http://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=32726

http://www.sciencecodex.com/first_atomicscale_realtime_movies_of_platinum_nanocrystal_growth_in_liquids-90028

http://nanotechnologytoday.blogspot.com/2012/04/video-showing-growth-of-platinum.html



An April 20 Chemistry World story covered a nanocrystal probe developed by the Lab’s Brett Helms.

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2012/April/cell-tracking-probes-mimic-viruses.asp



An April 19 San Francisco Business Times story profiled the Lab’s Omar Yaghi.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/04/20/change-in-state.html



An April 19 KABC-TV Channel 7 story on the use of dispersants in the Gulf oil crisis included an interview with the Lab’s Gary Andersen.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=8628618



An April 18 Medical News Today story featured new findings in breast cancer by the Lab’s Mina Bissell

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/244347.php

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-04-contradict-current-views-cancer-stem.html



An April 18 Smart Grid Today story covered the announcement of a U.S.-India clean energy center to be led by Berkeley Lab. The story quoted Girish Ghatikar.



An April 18 East Bay Express story looked at the Lab’s community efforts, including the Science at the Theater events, and quoted Dan Krotz.

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/making-sense-of-science/Content?oid=3178421



An April 17 Fox and Hounds column looked at the Lab’s potential impact as it considers a second campus in Richmond.

http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2012/04/california-employment-and-the-anchor-institution/



The sailing accident that claimed the life of the Lab’s Elmer Morrissey was covered by numerous news outlets including KABC-TV Channel 7, which interviewed Mary Ann Piette; the San Francisco Chronicle, which quoted Spencer Dutton; as well as Ireland’s Independent, KRON-TV Channel 4 and the Marin Independent Journal, among many others.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=8623709

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/17/MNSV1O3UU5.DTL

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/academic-had-passion-for-sports-3082253.html

http://serve.castfire.com/video/944487/944487_2012-04-16-220627.html

http://www.marinij.com/tiburonbelvedere/ci_20410917/marin-family-friends-boaters-reeling-after-yacht-tragedy

Friday, April 13, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, April 6-13, 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 issue of Science magazine includes a look at Nobel week in Stockholm with the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter. Several other Lab researchers are also mentioned or named in photographs.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6077/26.full?sid=5a83c9a5-b7be-4d58-b8d5-eae6af1739a2


An April Huffington Post opinion piece co-written by the Lab’s David Bailey looked at the impact of computers on games.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-h-bailey/computer-game-intelligence_b_1396377.html


An April 10 editorial in The Mint highlighted a recent study led by the Lab’s Amol Phadke showing greater potential for wind energy in India.

http://www.livemint.com/2012/04/10202046/Ourview--Harnessing-wind-powe.html


An April 9 KQED QUEST story profiled the Lab’s Mina Bissell and her cancer research.

http://science.kqed.org/quest/2012/04/09/why-dont-we-get-cancer-more-often/


An April 8 Science 2.0 story focused on the recent spate of news surrounding the Lab and synthetic biology.

http://www.science20.com/science_20/californians_worry_about_extreme_genetic_engineering-88772


An April 6 KQED-FM QUEST story on a debate over the value of fire retardants in furniture quoted the Lab’s Don Lucas.

http://science.kqed.org/quest/audio/the-political-firestorm-inside-your-sofa/

Friday, April 6, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 1, 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.


An April 5 Scientific American story featured new ways graphene can be used with an electron microscope and quoted the Lab’s Jungwon Park.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=graphene-electron-microscopy


An April 5 Biodiesel magazine highlighted new efforts to increase the production of biofuels and quoted the Lab’s Fuzhong Zhang.

http://www.biodieselmagazine.com/articles/8421/jbei-researchers-develop-dynamic-sensor-regulatory-system


The April 4 PBS News Hour included an interview with the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil on a “solar suitcase” project. Gadgil’s interview begins at 5:40 on the video.

http://video.pbs.org/video/2219530722


An April 4 Toronto Globe and Mail story on the usefulness of smart windows quoted the Lab’s Delia Milliron.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/social-studies/smart-windows-warm-you-up-or-cool-you-down/article2392275/?from=sec434


An April 4 San Francisco Bay Guardian story on synthetic biology quoted the Lab’s Jay Keasling. Similar stories ran in Chemical & Engineering News and Richmond Confidential.

http://www.sfbg.com/2012/04/03/playing-god
http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/web/2012/04/Proposed-Lab-Ignites-Fears.html
http://richmondconfidential.org/2012/04/03/synthetic-biology-research-at-the-heart-of-con
troversy-over-new-national-lab-in-richmond/


An April 4 Black Hills Pioneer story covered a visit by Lab officials to the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota. Kevin Lesko, Natalie Roe, James Symons and Tony Spadafora were mentioned. Several TV stations covered the visit as well.

http://www.bhpioneer.com/local_news/article_c645fada-7da9-11e1-a9ab-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.kdlt.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16614&Itemid=57


An April 3 Scientific Computing story noted the creation of a new Big Data institute to be led by the Lab’s Arie Shoshani.

http://www.scientificcomputing.com/news-HPC-New-Institute-to-Help-Scientists-Improve-Massive-Data-Set-Research-040312.aspx


An April 2 MSNBC story on the importance of continued funding for dark energy research quoted the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46932793/ns/technology_and_science-space/


An April 2 TG Daily story on the most accurate measurements from the BOSS project quoted the Lab’s David Schlegel and Beth Reid. The Korea Times ran a similar story. http://www.tgdaily.com/space-features/62463-survey-reveals-how-dark-energy-shaped-universe

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/science/science_view.asp?newsIdx=108176&categoryCode=325


An April 1 Economic Times story on artificial photosynthesis noted the work being done at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis and quoted the Lab’s Peidong Yang.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/et-cetera/Artificial-photosynthesis-Make-your-own-fuel-and-change-the-world/articleshow/12483182.cms