Friday, April 26, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 21, 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 Smithsonian magazine includes a look at efforts by the Lab’s Carl Haber to recover the first recording of Alexander Graham Bell’s voice. The work was covered extensively by ABC News, the Associated Press, CBS News, Washington Post, NBC News, the Daily Mail, International Business Times, PC Magazine, Wall Street Journal, UPI news and dozens of other news outlets.

An April 24 LiveScience story on extreme weather included a quote from the Lab’s Pardeep Pall.

An April 24 Contra Costa Times story covered a recent Berkeley Lab Science at the Theater event involving Bill Collins, Margaret Torn, Michael Wehner, Jeff Chambers, and UC Berkeley’s Max Auffhammer.

An April 23 NPR All Things Considered story featured the Lab’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis and included an interview with the Lab’s Heinz Frei and Miguel Modestino.

An April 23 National Geographic story on technologies to improve fuel efficiency in airplanes quoted the Lab’s Rob Ritchie.

An April 23 Physics World story on testing the quantum nature of photons noted the work of the Lab’s Philippe Eberhard.

An April 23 Slate story on seemingly contradictory reports surrounding walking vs. running cited recent work by the Lab’s Paul Williams.

An April 23 Nature story on carbon dioxide in rain forests quoted the Lab’s Jeff Chambers.

An April 22 Quartz.com story on the launch of the Berkeley Lab-affiliated “Battery University” quoted the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan. Capitol Radio also covered the news.

An April 22 San Francisco Business Times story noted the installment of EV chargers at the Lab and quoted John Elliott.

On April 20, KCBS-AM ran a story on supercomputing, in particular NERSC’s Edison computer, and interviewed the Lab’s Richer Gerber. (no link)