Friday, September 28, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 23, 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 recent BBC Horizon television story titled “How Big is the Universe” included interviews with the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter and David Schlegel.

A Sept. 27 Genome Web story looked at work led by the Lab’s Jill Banfield, Ken Williams and Phil Long, who analyzed metagenomes from groundwater samples collected at the Integrated Field Challenge Site in Rifle, Colorado.

A Sept. 25 E&E News story on efforts to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions quoted the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt and cited a recent report he led. KQED also covered the report.

The latest issue of Florida Weekly magazine includes stories on cancer research led by the Lab’s Mina Bissell and Saori Furuta. The stories appear on pages A2 and A8.

A Sept. 25 MSNBC story featured work on a 4D crystal that might play the role of an eternal clock. The research, led by the Lab’s Xiang Zhang, was widely covered by Scientific American, Christian Science Monitor, Red Orbit.com, International Business Times, Fox News, CBS News, The Examiner, and Daily Cal, among many others.

A Sept. 23 New York Times story on energy used by data centers cited the high-efficiency of NERSC computers, citing the Lab’s Jeff Broughton. Slate.com ran a similar story.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 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 Sept. 21 New York Times story on changes in the wind power industry quoted the Lab’s Ryan Wiser. The International Herald Tribune ran a similar story.

A Sept. 20 ProPublica story on injection wells quoted the Lab’s John Apps.

A Sept. 18 Los Angeles Times story focused on the Dark Energy Camera and its Berkeley Lab-made sensors. Stories also appeared in RedOrbit, SpaceDaily and other outlets.

A Sept. 18 PBS News Hour story on climate change included interviews with the Lab’s Richard Muller and Bill Collins.

A Sept. 18 Durability and Design story featured some of the Lab’s cool pavement research and quoted Haley Gilbert and Benjamin Mandel. Triple Pundit ran a similar story on their work.

A recent Reuters news story featured work by the Lab’s Andy Wyrobek showing a link between nutrition and fertility in older men. The Korea Times and Shanghai Daily also covered his work.

The September issue of the Spanish magazine, Jot Down, includes a Q&A with the Lab’s David Nygren.

A recent Materials Today story looked at the Lab’s efforts in critical materials and quoted the Lab’s Frances Houle and David Shuh.

A recent Earth Island Journal blog on synthetic biology quoted the Lab’s Adam Arkin and cited the work of Jay Keasling.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Sept. 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 time.

The October issue of Consumer Reports magazine includes a story on the “Energy IQ” of the general public and quotes the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld. 

KQED-TV’s QUEST program recently aired a video featuring work using x-ray microscopy by the Lab’s Mark Le Gros and Carolyn Larabell.

A Sept. 13 San Francisco Chronicle story noted that the Lab’s Jay Keasling had won the Heinz Award.

A Sept. 13 San Francisco Business Times story featured research on cool pavements and quoted the Lab’s Haley Gilbert.

A Sept. 13 Genome Web story on a DNA extraction method quoted the Lab’s Youn-Hi Woo.

A Sept. 12 Men’s Health magazine story featured work by the Lab’s Andy Wyrobek showing a link between nutrition and fertility in older men.

A Sept. 12 Daily Galaxy story looked at Dark Energy and noted the Lab’s research efforts in that area.

A Sept. 12 Wired magazine story on handling massive data quoted the Lab’s John Shalf.

A Sept. 12 LiveScience story featured the discovery of a new type of supernova, facilitated by the Lab’s involvement with the Palomar Transient Factory. 

A Sept. 12 Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News story highlighted research into drug resistance in breast cancer, work led by the Lab’s Mina Bissell.

A Sept. 11 story in The Energy Collective focused on carbon capture research led by the Lab’s Berend Smit.

A Sept. 10 Pew Center on the States report on wind energy quoted Ryan Wiser.

A Sept. 10 Economic Times story highlighted research into electron transfer in iron oxide as led by the Lab’s Benjamin Gilbert. R&D Magazine ran a similar story.



Friday, September 7, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Sept. 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 time.

A Sept. 7 West County Times story covered a meeting to discuss the science that may occur at the Lab’s proposed Richmond Bay Campus. Richmond Confidential and the San Francisco Business Times also ran stories.

The latest issue of Discover magazine includes a story on research showing how fungi contribute to clouds over the Amazon forest. Some of the work was done at the Advanced Light Source.

The latest issue of Scientific American includes a piece with the Lab’s Kristin Persson discussing what research she would conduct if she could live longer.

A Sept. 5 San Francisco Chronicle story on results from the Encode genome project noted the Lab’s and JGI’s involvement.

A Sept. 5 IGN News story featured the discovery of a rare supernova with help from the Lab and the Palomar Transient Factory.

A Sept. 4 San Francisco Chronicle story featured work by the Lab’s Andy Wyrobek showing a link between nutrition and fertility in older men.