Friday, January 18, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of January 13, 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  For archived news items visit:

A Jan. 18 R&D magazine story noted a new report on energy efficiency programs led by the Lab’s Galen Barbose and Chuck Goldman. ScienceDaily also ran the story.

A Jan. 17 Seattle Times story on battery troubles with the Boeing 787 quoted the Lab’s Vince Battaglia. Similar stories ran in the San Jose Mercury News and Chicago Tribune. KTVU-TV Channel 2 ran a story quoting the Lab’s Tom Richardson.

A Jan. 17 story featured work led by the Lab’s Eva Nogales showing new complexity in organisms.

A Jan. 16 KurzweilAI story featured research led by the Lab’s Haimei Zheng which used electron beams to manipulate nanoparticles.

A Jan. 15 Richmond Confidential story looked ahead to the environmental review process for the Lab’s proposed Richmond Bay Campus and quoted the Lab’s Sam Chapman.

A Jan. 15 Denver Post story on the costs of renewable energy quoted the Lab’s Galen Barbose.

The recent hillside slide at the lab generated numerous news stories, including, KCBS-AM radio, KRON-TV Channel 4, KPIX-TV Channel 5 and KNTV-TV Channel 11. Quoted in several stories were the Lab’s Weyland Wong and Gene Tucker.

A Jan. 14 MarketWatch story on how certain aspects of an office can be bad for your health cited Lab research.

A Jan. 14 San Francisco Chronicle story looked at new work on biofuels led by the Lab’s Harvey Blanch and Douglas Clark.

A Jan. 13 front-page San Francisco Chronicle story featured the Labs’ Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis. The story included a link to a video as well as a profile of JCAP director, Heinz Frei.

A Jan. 13 San Francisco Chronicle story on the reliability of electric companies quoted the Lab’s Joe Eto. A second story related to the piece also quoted Eto and cited Lab research.