Friday, February 8, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of February 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.

A Feb. 8 Associated Press story covered Lab research into flame-retardants found in the home and quoted Donald Lucas. The San Francisco Chronicle, KTVU-TV Channel 2 and Furniture Today also covered the research.

A bomb threat at JBEI on Feb. 6 received a significant amount of news attention including by the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, KCBS-AM, KGO-AM, KQED, the San Jose Mercury News, KGO-TV Channel 7, KPIX-TV Channel 5, KRON-TV Channel 4 and others.

A Feb. 5 AXS-TV story on synthetic biology included a look at work done by Jay Keasling and at JBEI.

On Feb. 10, CNN will profile the Lab’s Keasling as part of its The Next List series.

A Feb. 5 Space.com story included a Q&A with the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter.

A Feb. 5 San Francisco Chronicle story (see second item in story) covered work led by the Lab’s Axel Visel on an atlas of gene regulatory elements in the brain. The Times of India also covered the work.

A Feb. 5 EcoSeed story featured research on blending biofuels led by the Lab’s Blake Simmons and Seema Singh.

A Feb. 5 Scientific American story highlighted efforts by the Lab to reduce energy consumption in the New York Times building and quoted the Lab’s Steve Selkowitz. Salon.com and Poynter.org also covered the project.

On Feb. 2, KOFY-TV as well as other outlets noted the awarding of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld.

A Feb. 2 TechNewsDaily story covered the Lab’s cool pavement research and quoted the Lab’s Haley Gilbert.

The current issue of symmetry includes a story on dark matter and dark energy and quotes the Lab’s David Schlegel.

That most recent edition of symmetry also includes an editorial cowritten by the Lab’s Moishe Pripstein and George Trilling, who urge continued funding for basic sciences.