Friday, May 25, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 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 May 25 Wall Street Journal story on the use of computers to control financial markets quoted the Lab’s David Leinweber and Horst Simon.

A May 24 KGO-TV Channel 7 story featured the Lab-led Max Tech Appliance Design Competition and included program lead Karina Garbesi.

A May 24 R&D magazine story highlighted efforts to improve the LUX underground research project in South Dakota and quoted the Lab’s Kevin Lesko, among others.

A May 24 Io9.com story featured multiple efforts at the Lab to visualize nanocrystal growth. R&D magazine also covered the work led by Jim DeYoreo and Haimei Zheng.

A May 23 NPR radio story on the effectiveness of flame-retardants in furniture quoted the Lab’s Donald Lucas.

A May 23 Current TV story on catastrophic droughts facing Mexico and Central America quoted the Lab’s Michael Wehner.

A May 23 Nature news story on the future of Italy’s Gran Sasso underground laboratory quoted Kevin Lesko.

The recent issue of Lab Manager magazine featured the “greening” of the Molecular Foundry and quoted the Lab’s Steve Greenberg.

A May 23 KQED story noted that sounds recovered from an early Thomas Edison doll, work led by the Lab’s Carl Haber, has been added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

A May 23 HealthCanal story highlighted Alzheimer’s research led by the Lab’s Bill Jagust.

A recent Atlantic magazine photo gallery looked at synthetic biology and included an image from the Joint BioEnergy Institute.

A May 22 CNet story featured Lab research by Seung-Wuk Lee showing how energy generated by a virus could power a laptop. SmartPlanet also covered his work.

A May 21 Mother Jones magazine story on ways to reduce your electricity bill quoted the Lab’s Bruce Nordman.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 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.

A May 18 EarthTechling story on efforts to improve the smart grid quoted the Lab’s David Watson.

A May 17 KGO-AM radio story covered a visit to the Lab by a group of Berkeley second graders as part of a computer class sponsored by the IT department. OverClockersClub.com also covered their trip.

Recent research led by the Lab’s Seung-Wuk Lee into using a virus to generate electricity received a tremendous amount of news coverage including KGO-TV Channel 7, BBC News, San Francisco Business Times, Wired, Cnet, The Atlantic, Science magazine, Mother Jones magazine, UPI news, ZDnet, Forbes, Popular Science, ABC News, and dozens of other TV stations, newspapers and websites.

A May 15 Photonics story covered research into the self-assembly of nanoparticles led by the Lab’s Ting Xu.

A May 14 India West story covered Ashok Gadgil’s winning the Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 6, 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 May 11 USA Today story on future battery technology for cars quoted the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan.

A May 10 San Francisco Chronicle story featured a UC Berkeley-NERSC joint project to monitor water flows in the Sacramento Delta. The research was widely covered by the Associated Press, R&D Magazine, PC World, ComputerWorld, and SmartPlanet.com, among others.

A May 10 KPIX-TV Channel 5 story on damage possibly related to energy-efficient windows included an interview with the Lab’s Robert Hart.
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/05/10/consumerwatch-energy-efficient-windows-blamed-for-melting-neighbors-car/

A May 10 Richmond Confidential story on future plans for North Richmond mentioned the possible arrival of the Lab’s second campus.

A May 9 Symmetry Magazine story featured the Lab’s completion of the NDCX-II accelerator. R&D magazine also covered the story.

A May 8 Albany Patch story highlighted Technovation, a program supported by the Lab that teaches girls how to create apps for smartphones. This year’s winner was a group mentored by Lab employees.

A May 7 BioFuels Digest story noted recent efforts by the Lab’s Steve Singer to find an “electrofuel.”

A May CoExist story profiled the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil and his humanitarian efforts. He was also featured in a May 10 EarthTechling column.


Friday, May 4, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 29, 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 May issue of Discover magazine includes a story on real-world technology that mimics those used by comic superheroes. On the list is metallic glass research led by the Lab’s Rob Ritchie.

The May issue of Reader’s Digest magazine includes a story on the benefits of aerobic exercise and cites research by the Lab’s Paul Williams.

A May 4 R&D Magazine story featured work on biofuels by the Lab’s Steve Singer.

A May 4 CNET story on how smarter technology can reduce electricity bills quoted the Lab’s Bruce Nordman.

On May 3, BoingBoing.net science editor Maggie Koerth-Baker made a visit to the Lab and posted some of her observations.

A May 3 HPC Wire story covered the election of the Lab’s John Bell to the National Academy of Sciences. The Lab’s John Hartwig, Bernard Sadoulet, and John Clarke joined Bell in this year’s class.

A May 2 KQED story on energy production in a changing climate quoted the Lab’s Larry Dale.

A May 2 Boston Globe story noted that the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil had won this year’s Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation. Smart Energy News, MassHighTech, and other publications also ran stories on his award.  

A May 2 Berkeleyside story featured a Lab cosponsored science program for girls that taught them how to make phone apps. The Lab’s Corie Ralston was quoted.

A May 1 San Francisco Business Times story covered a grant to Potential Energy, the parent company of the Darfur Stove project, and noted Ashok Gadgil’s role in founding the effort.

A May 1 San Francisco Business Times story on a large gift to UC Berkeley for a new computing institute mentioned that the Lab would participate in its research. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2012/05/01/uc-berkeley-60-million-computing-theory.html