Friday, July 5, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, June 23-July 5, 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 July 4 Daily Cal story looked at the latest developments in the Lab’s planned Richmond Bay Campus and quoted the Lab’s Glenn Kubiak. Similar stories ran on KTVU-TV Channel 2 and the Contra Costa Times, which quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon.

The July issue of Physics Today includes a feature on the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis and quotes Heinz Frei.

A June 30 Science World Report story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Jamie Cate offering a new look into the structure of a ribosome. http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/7859/20130630/better-antibiotics-atomic-scale-structure-ribosome-molecule-controls-motion.htm

A June 28 NPR Morning Edition story looked at the work in biofuels being led by the Lab’s Jay Keasling.

A June 27 Popular Mechanics story highlighted work by the Lab’s Paulo Monteiro showing the long-lasting properties of Roman-made concrete.

A June 27 GigaOm story featured the development of a new microscope at the Lab led by Kenneth Goldberg.

A June 27 New Scientist story on renewable energies quoted the Lab’s David Fridley.

A June 24 China People’s Daily story looked at work led by the Lab’s Bo Hang showing the dangers of thirdhand smoke. Fox News, China News, the Huffington Post, SKN Vibes, Inside Costa Rica, ZipTrials and Men’s Health magazine also covered the work, with several also quoting the Lab’s Lara Gundel.

A June 24 Men’s Health magazine cited work led by the Lab’s Paul Williams showing how running can reduce osteoarthritis.

A June 21 KPIX-TV Channel 5 story on potential dangers from energy efficient windows quoted the Lab’s Robert Hart.