Friday, December 20, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Dec. 15, 2013


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 Dec. 20 ANI News story highlighted research by the Lab’s Junqiao Wu on a new artificial muscle.

A Dec. 19 Astronomy story on the discovery of stellar explosions quoted the Lab’s Daniel Kasen. International Business Times, Times of India, National Monitor, and RedOrbit were some of the many others that also covered the discovery.

A Dec. 19 ANI News story featured work by the Lab’s Mina Bissell showing the possible role of sugar in the risk of breast cancer. The Times of India and RedOrbit also covered her work.

A Dec. 17 PBS Nova online story on microbes featured work by the Lab’s Janet Jansson.

A Dec. 17 San Francisco Chronicle story featured research by the Lab’s Paul Williams showing the benefits of walking in decreasing breast cancer risk. (Last story)

A Dec. 16 Berkeleyside.com story profiled the Lab’s Carl Haber and his work in audio restoration.

A Dec. 16 Daily Cal story on the ongoing effects of government sequestration quoted the Lab’s Jeffrey Bokor.

A Dec. 14 San Francisco Chronicle story on solar panels noted a recent study led by the Lab’s Ben Hoen showing a boost to home resale values for homes with panels installed. The Energy Collective also covered his work.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Dec. 8, 2013


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 Dec. 13 New York Daily News story looked at research by the Lab’s Paul Williams showing the benefits of increased exercise to reduce breast cancer risk. The Huffington Post, Daily Cal and others also covered the work.

A second study by Williams, on a related topic, was covered by HealthDay and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among other news outlets.

A Dec. 12 NBC News.com story on fracking quoted the Lab’s Jens Birkholzer.

A Dec. 8 story in The Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch on phantom power quoted the Lab’s Alan Meier and cited his research.

A Dec. 6 Wall Street Journal story on comparing today’s stock market to that of the 1920s quoted the Lab’s David Leinweber. Morningstar also ran the story.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Dec. 1, 2013


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 Dec. 5 San Jose Mercury News story highlighted battery research led by the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan.

A Dec. 5 HPC Wire story noted the use of supercomputers in an effort to create a materials database led by the Lab’s Kristin Persson.

A Dec. 5 R&D magazine story highlighted work on improving materials for lithium-ion batteries led by the Lab’s Wanli Yang and Gao Liu.

A Dec. 4 International Science Grid This Week story on the use of supercomputers in climate modeling quoted the Lab’s Michael Wehner.

A Dec. 4 USA Today story on innovative trends for the home included smart windows and the work of the Lab’s Delia Milliron.

A Dec. 4 New York Times story on the benefits of brisk walking cited work by the Lab’s Paul Williams. WFLD-TV in Chicago also mentioned his research.
WFLD-TV Chicago: http://bit.ly/1bm2aPZ

A Dec. 4 East Bay Express story on ongoing fears over radiation from Fukushima quoted the Lab’s Kai Vetter, Tom McKone and Ed Morse.

A Dec. 3 Chemistry World story highlighted the development of a lithium-sulfur battery by the Lab’s Elton Cairns. Design News and Electronista also covered his work.

A Dec. 3 R&D magazine story featured work on a nanoscale shape-memory oxide developed by the Lab’s Ramamoorthy Ramesh and Jinxing Zhang.

Another Dec. 3 R&D magazine story on an effort to change the shape of liquid drops featured work by the Lab’s Tom Russell.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Nov. 24, 2013


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 Outlook Business magazine includes a story on the creation of the Cellscope with the Lab’s Daniel Fletcher.

A Dec. 1 GizMag story highlighted work on a lithium-sulfur battery by the Lab’s Elton Cairns. Green Car Reports and Autos also covered his research.

A Nov. 26 U.S. News and World Report story covered a new report showing greater-than-expected methane in the atmosphere. The story quoted study co-author Marc Fischer, who was also cited in stories on KQED-FM, the Denver Post, EE News, Prevention Magazine, Smithsonian, Live Science and many others.

A Nov. 26 Inside HPC story included an interview with the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter on the role of high performance computing in his research.

A Nov. 26 Rapid City Journal, South Dakota, story included a quote from the Lab’s Rod Clark on the passing of former lab employee, Alberto Lemut.

A Nov. 26 KurzweilAI story featured work on Metal-Organic Frameworks led by the Lab’s Jeff Kortright. R&D.com also covered the research.

A Nov. 26 PV-Tech story on the increase of utility-scale PV projects quoted the Lab’s Mark Bolinger.

A Nov. 25 KGO-TV Channel 7 story featured the Lab’s indoor air research and included Woody Delp and Brett Singer.

A Nov. 24 BusinessWeek story on the benefits of microgrids in Hawaii quoted the Lab’s Chris Marnay.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 17, 2013


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 December issue of Scientific American includes a cover story on a materials database and was co-written by the Lab’s Kristin Persson, who touched on the Lab’s effort in the field.

A Nov. 21 UPI News story noted achievements by the IceCube collaboration and quoted the Lab’s Spencer Klein. Sci-News, Science Codex and R&D Magazine also quoted Klein in similar stories.

A Nov. 20 PC World story looked at the release of the world’s Top500 computer list, led by the Lab’s Horst Simon and Erich Strohmaier, both quoted in the story. EE Times, Wired, Linux.com, Computer World, Infoworld and many others also covered the list.

A Nov. 20 SF Weekly story on the Lab’s Carl Haber looked at his work in audio restoration and his recent MacArthur Prize.

A Nov. 20 RedOrbit.com story highlighted research on Lithium-Sulfur batteries by the Lab’s Elton Cairns. CleanTechnica, Daily Fusion and Spain’s Motor Pasion Futuro were some of the others that covered his work.

A Nov. 19 China Daily story on that country’s renewable energy needs quoted the Lab’s He Gang.

A Nov. 18 Marin Pacific Sun story on California’s greenhouse gas emissions cited recent work by the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt.

A Nov. 18 Huffington Post story on India’s future energy needs included a Q&A with the Lab’s Anand Gopal.

A Nov. 18 NIH Research Matters story highlighted work by the Lab’s Axel Visel showing what leads to the creation of our facial features.

A Nov. 17 Technology Review story on high-capacity batteries quoted the Lab’s
Yuegang Zhang.

A Nov. 16 Automotive News story on recent Tesla auto fires quoted the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan. Italy’s IB Times ran a similar story quoting Srinivasan.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 10, 2013


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. If you have a news item that you’d like to share, please let me know at jrweiner@lbl.gov.

A Nov. 15 Union Tribune San Diego story on China’s energy policies quoted the Lab’s David Fridley.

Fridley was also quoted in a Radio Free Asia story on a related topic.

A Nov. 15 Smithsonian magazine story on microgrids cited work led by the Lab’s Chris Marnay.

A Nov. 15 Wired story on an effort to use cellphone chips to create a supercomputer quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon.

A Nov. 14 NPR All Things Considered story on the drive for cheaper and more powerful batteries quoted the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan.

A Nov. 14 Daily Fusion story featured research on a new microbe that may benefit biofuel research and quoted the Lab’s Blake Simmons. RedOrbit and others also covered the work.

A Nov. 14 Science World Report story covered work on carbon nanotubes led by the Lab’s Feng Wang. RedOrbit.com also covered the research.

A Nov. 13 San Francisco Chronicle story featured work on an effort to turn human waste into compost led by the Lab’s Gary Andersen.

A Nov. 13 Wall Street Journal opinion piece commented on California’s energy policies in light of a new report by the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt.

A Nov. 12 Black Hills Pioneer story on the search for dark matter and dark energy quoted the Lab’s Kevin Lesko.

A Nov. 11 BoingBoing.net story featured the discovery of a film by Claude Lyneis showing early work at Berkeley Lab.


Friday, November 8, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 3, 2013


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. If you have a news item that you’d like to share, please let me know at jrweiner@lbl.gov. 

A Nov. 8 story in The Guardian looked at micro-insurance and climate change and quoted the Lab’s Evan Mills.

A Nov. 7 Nature story on the possible polonium poisoning of Yasser Arafat quoted the Lab’s Kai Vetter. Scientific American also ran the story quoting Vetter.

A Nov. 7 Fierce Government.com story covered a Congressional hearing on scientific funding and included testimony from the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter.

A Nov. 6 Los Angeles Times story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Brett Singer and Jennifer Logue showing hazards of indoor cooking. KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KNX-AM in Los Angeles, KPIX-TV Channel 5 in San Francisco and the Chicago Tribune were among others covering their work.

A Nov. 6 Science360 story featured work on diamond defects led by the Lab’s Graham Fleming. Materials Today also covered the work.

And a Nov. 5 Los Angeles Times story highlighted a new report led by the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt showing challenges in meeting California’s 2050 greenhouse gas goals. The study was widely covered including by the San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, KQED, KPBS, Quartz.com, and KPCC-FM and KCRW-FM in Los Angeles.

A Nov. 5 Huffington Post story on a conference on climate change included the Lab’s Bill Collins.

A Nov. 1 KQED-FM story highlighted battery research led by the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of October 27, 2013


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. 31 EE News story highlighted research led by the Lab’s Jennifer Logue showing the benefits of sealing leaky homes. EarthTechling and the Sydney Morning Herald also covered her work.

An Oct. 31 Fierce Government story quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon from his appearance in front of a congressional subcommittee this week.

An Oct. 31 ZD Net story on liquid cooled data centers quoted the Lab’s Henry Coles. Data Center Knowledge.com ran a similar story with Coles.

An Oct. 30 NBC News story on first results from the LUX detector quoted the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter. The Christian Science Monitor, Space.com, Live Science and many others ran similar stories.

An Oct. 30 R&D magazine story featured work on a “molecular velcro” led by the Lab’s Ron Zuckermann and Gloria Olivier.

An Oct. 28 episode of KQED-FM’s Forum program included an interview with the Lab’s Carl Haber and his work on audio restoration.

An Oct. 28 PBS News Hour story featured work led by the Lab’s Axel Visel and Catia Attanasio showing what leads to the creation of our facial features. The work was also covered by BBC News, Live Science, The Scientist, South China Morning Post, New Scientist, NBC News, Voice of America, the London Independent and many others.

An Oct. 27 KGO-TV Channel 7 story profiled the Lab’s Jay Keasling.

An Oct. 27 San Jose Mercury News story on our changing sense of time quoted the Lab’s Birgitta Bernhardt. The story also ran in the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and dozens of other news outlets.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of October 20, 2013


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 UPI News story looked at work by the Lab’s Robert Ritchie showing the basis for a particular fish’s piranha-proof scales.

An Oct. 25 Dewsbury Reporter story profiled the Lab’s Ian Hinchliffe and his work with the Large Hadron Collider.

An Oct. 24 Travel Channel story looked at one of the first hacking arrests with the help of former employee, Cliff Stoll.

An Oct. 23 BBC News story featured work led by the Lab’s Axel Visel and Catia Attanasio showing what leads to the creation of our facial features. The Guardian, Philadelphia Inquirer, SciCasts, GenomeWeb, TruthDive, French Tribune, the Business Standard and many others also covered their work.

An Oct. 23 Scientific American post highlighted work led by the Lab’s Jennifer Logue showing the benefits of sealing leaky homes. The work was widely covered by Reuters, Green Building Advisor, Benzinga, and many others.

A recent October Climatewire story featured work on biofuels being conducted at JBEI and the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit. Blake Simmons, Jian Shi, Dominique Loque and Julio Baez were all quoted.

An Oct. 23 Scientific American story on the search for matter and antimatter quoted the Lab’s Alan Poon. The story originally ran in Quanta.

An Oct. 23 Science Daily story featured work led by the Lab’s Greg Hura and John Tainer, who found new ways to observe DNA repair protein in action.

An Oct. 22 San Francisco Business Journal story noted new efforts to track forest fires using satellites with participation from the Lab’s Carl Pennypacker. Pennypacker also appeared on a KPIX-TV Channel 5 story on the project. IEEE Spectrum and Science Recorder also covered the effort.

An Oct. 22 Technology Review story on a bioengineer quoted the Lab’s Seung-Wuk Lee.

An Oct. 22 USA Today story on Craig Venter quoted the Lab’s Adam Arkin.

An Oct. 21 Contra Costa Times story on how people were dealing with the BART strike quoted the Lab’s Melissa Summers.

An Oct. 20 Business Standard story on energy efficiency efforts in India cited recent Lab research.