Friday, May 24, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 19, 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 May 24 KQED story on California’s largest battery quoted the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan.

A May 24 Science magazine story on DOE hubs included mention of the Lab’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis and Joint Center for Energy Storage Research.

A May 23 IEEE Spectrum story on automated demand response quoted the Lab’s Sasank Goli.

The recent tornado in Oklahoma led to many stories on climate change and increasing storm intensities. Multiple stories quoted the Lab’s Michael Wehner including NBC News, The Independent, National Geographic, Mother Nature Network, and the Huffington Post.

A May 21 Scientific American story on an “energy efficiency rebound” quoted the Lab’s Larry Dale.

A May 21 NBC News science story looked at the recent rediscovery of moon dust found stored at the Lab and quoted archivist Karen Nelson. The London Daily Mail and Space.com also covered the finding.

A May 21 Discovery News story featured work on an “artificial forest” to convert sunlight to fuel as led by the Lab’s Peidong Yang. TechNewsDaily also ran the story.

A May TIME magazine story featured work on modeling the movement of bubbles led by the Lab’s James Sethian and Robert Saye.

A May 20 San Jose Mercury News story reviewed the Lab’s recent Science at the Theater event, 8 Big Ideas, with the Lab’s Mina Bissell, Greg Bell, Bill Jagust, David Schlegel, Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Blake Simmons and Ron Zuckermann.

A May Chemical & Engineering News cover story on flexible batteries quoted the Lab’s Nitash Balsara.

A May 17 story on Cincinnati’s WVXU-FM NPR radio station looked at efforts to find a better battery and included an interview with the Lab’s Vince Battaglia.