Friday, June 21, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 16, 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 June 21 edition of NPR’s Science Friday included an interview with the Lab’s Horst Simon discussing the world’s top supercomputers.

The annual release of the world’s top supercomputers, a list overseen by Horst Simon and the Lab’s Erich Strohmaier, received significant news coverage this week including by Wired, Science magazine, CNET, the Christian Science Monitor, GizModo and Xinhua news among others. Simon and Strohmaier also appeared on a podcast for HPC Wire.

A June 21 Live Science story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Lara Gundel showing the dangers of thirdhand smoke. The Business Standard, Nature World News, the Daily Mail, WWLP TV, Medical News Today, WLS-AM Chicago, and many others also covered the work.

A June 20 KNTV-TV Channel 11 NBC Bay Area news segment of Bay Area Proud included a profile of the Lab’s Polite Stewart, who works at the Advanced Light Source.

A June 20 Computer Weekly story covered a lab-led study showing efficiencies by moving to cloud computing, work led by the Lab’s Lavanya Ramakrishnan. InfoWorld also covered the findings.

A June 19 KPIX-TV Channel 5 story covered the ongoing development plans for the Lab’s proposed Richmond Bay Campus and quoted the Lab’s Glenn Kubiak. Berkeley Patch covered a recent meeting on the project.

On June 19 Congressman George Miller wrote an opinion piece for the Huffington Post citing Lab research and advocating for increased science funding.

A June 19 Christian Science Monitor story on a recently discovered Type 1a supernova quoted the Lab’s Greg Aldering and Rollin Thomas. IB Times, RedOrbit, Nature World News and several other outlets ran similar stories.