Friday, August 16, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Aug. 11, 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.

An August 16 Daily Fusion story featured work on a one-pot biofuel process led by the Lab’s Blake Simmons, John Gladden and Seema Singh.

An August 15 NPR story highlighted smart windows research led by the Lab’s Delia Milliron. The research appeared on the cover of Nature and received significant news coverage including Los Angeles Times, CBS Radio News, UPI, London Telegraph, Chemistry World, Wired, Huffington Post, Salon, Economic Times, and numerous other national and international publications.
http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=6485&DateTime=8%2F14%2F2013+1%3A05%3A40+PM&Term=Lawrence+Berkeley+National&PlayClip=TRUE
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/08/14/New-material-controlling-light-and-heat-creates-smart-windows/UPI-61651376514364/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10243401/Smart-glass-may-mean-it-is-curtains-for-window-blinds.html
http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/15/smart-window-nanocrystals/
http://news.discovery.com/tech/nanotechnology/nano-coating-cools-heat-windows-130815.htm

An August 15 UPI News story covered work by the Lab’s Andy Wyrobek, who developed a biochip that holds promise in identifying radiation exposure. R&D magazine also covered the work.

An August 14 IEEE Spectrum story highlighted work on graphene led by the Lab’s Aaron Bostwick. CleanTechnica also covered the research.

An August 14 Huffington Post story looked at work led by the Lab’s Eric Linder, who used the cosmic microwave background to observe what happened after the Big Bang.

An August 12 Forbes story covered a Lab-produced report showing a continued drop in the costs of solar. EE News, the Denver Post and other sites also covered the report, some quoting the study’s principal author Galen Barbose.

An August 12 Washington Post story cited work by the Lab’s Paul Williams into the benefits of running. The Examiner also covered his work.