Friday, October 26, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of October 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 time.

An Oct. 25 USA Today story featured work by the Lab’s Carl Haber, who developed a method to listen to an 1878 recording. The story was widely covered including by the Associated Press, PBS News Hour, ABC News, Slate, London Telegraph, The Verge, CBS News, NPR, BBC news, The Atlantic, CBS TV-Albany, Slate, Discovery Canada and hundreds of other news outlets.

The groundbreaking for the Lab’s new Solar Energy Research Center was covered by the Contra Costa Times, KCBS-AM, KGO-AM, KTVU-TV Channel 2, the San Francisco Business Times and the Daily Cal. Several stories quoted Lab Director Paul Alivisatos and Berkeley Lab’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis director, Heinz Frei.

An Oct. 25 symmetry magazine story featured plasma accelerator research led by the Lab’s Wim Leemans.

An Oct. 24 New York Times story on new models for cities to finance clean energy quoted the Lab’s Chuck Goldman.

An Oct. 24 Los Angeles Times story on wind power subsidies quoted the Lab’s Ryan Wiser.

An Oct. 24 San Francisco Business Times story featured work comparing the contributions of diesel vs. gasoline in creating smog, work led by the Lab’s Allen Goldstein.

An Oct. 22 San Francisco Chronicle story highlighted work on indoor CO2 levels co-led by the Lab’s Bill Fisk. Smithsonian Magazine, Huffington Post, ANI News, Nature Monitor and GreenEnergyNews also covered the research.
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An Oct. 16 symmetry magazine story on computer visualization quoted the Lab’s Andy Nonaka and mentioned NERSC’s capabilities.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of October 14, 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 Oct. 19 Wall Street Journal story featured research on indoor C02 levels, work coauthored by the Lab’s William Fisk and Mark Mendell. Their work was also covered by Science News, The Daily Mail, R&D Magazine, ANI News service and many more.

An Oct. 17 San Francisco Weekly story featured the Lab’s cool pavement research.

Last week’s Open House received coverage by Cal TV as did the unveiling of Perlmutter Road, named for the Lab’s most recent Nobel Prize winner. The San Francisco Business Journal and KCBS-AM radio also covered the events.

A recent CNN Money story on ways to cut your energy bill mentioned the Lab’s Jim Lutz.

The latest issue of symmetry includes a story on David Nygren’s Time Projection Chamber.


Friday, October 12, 2012

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of October 7, 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 Oct. 12 CNN Fact Check story following the vice-presidential debate cited Lab research on wind energy.

An Oct. 12 FARS News Agency story on a synthetic biology circuit quoted the Lab’s Aindrila Mukhopadhyay.

A reported sighting of a mountain lion at the Lab on Oct. 11 received news coverage from Berkeleyside.com, the Daily Cal, and local Patch sites.

An Oct. 11 Signal Online story on Big Data quote the Lab’s Arie Shoshani.

An Oct. 9 story in The Post Standard in Syracuse, NY, looked at the costs of solar energy and cited work conducted by Berkeley Lab.

An Oct. 8 Associated Press story highlighted a recent report coauthored by Berkeley Lab researchers on the benefits of wind energy projects.

An Oct. 8 Product Design & Development story looked at work at the ALS imaging lithium-air reactions as they happen. The story quoted the Lab’s Ethan Crumlin.


Friday, October 5, 2012

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

An Oct. 5 Richmond Confidential story covered a community meeting discussing the proposed Richmond Bay Campus.

An Oct. 5 Examiner.com story covered the signing of AB 296, a bill designed to mitigate the “heat island” effect and based on work done at Berkeley Lab. The story quotes the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld.

The October issue of IEEE Spectrum magazine includes a story on the use of digital-signal processing chips for supercomputing and quotes the Lab’s John Shalf.

The October issue of Bioscience Technology magazine includes a story on lab safety procedures and quotes Bruce King.

An Oct. 3 Nature story looking at the role of arsenic in bacteria reviewed work by Felisa Wolfe-Simon before she arrived at the Lab. The Christian Science Monitor and LiveScience ran similar stories.

An Oct. 1 Discovery News story featured work by the Lab’s Xiang Zhang and Tongcang Li on a space-time crystal.