Friday, November 22, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 17, 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 December issue of Scientific American includes a cover story on a materials database and was co-written by the Lab’s Kristin Persson, who touched on the Lab’s effort in the field.

A Nov. 21 UPI News story noted achievements by the IceCube collaboration and quoted the Lab’s Spencer Klein. Sci-News, Science Codex and R&D Magazine also quoted Klein in similar stories.

A Nov. 20 PC World story looked at the release of the world’s Top500 computer list, led by the Lab’s Horst Simon and Erich Strohmaier, both quoted in the story. EE Times, Wired,, Computer World, Infoworld and many others also covered the list.

A Nov. 20 SF Weekly story on the Lab’s Carl Haber looked at his work in audio restoration and his recent MacArthur Prize.

A Nov. 20 story highlighted research on Lithium-Sulfur batteries by the Lab’s Elton Cairns. CleanTechnica, Daily Fusion and Spain’s Motor Pasion Futuro were some of the others that covered his work.

A Nov. 19 China Daily story on that country’s renewable energy needs quoted the Lab’s He Gang.

A Nov. 18 Marin Pacific Sun story on California’s greenhouse gas emissions cited recent work by the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt.

A Nov. 18 Huffington Post story on India’s future energy needs included a Q&A with the Lab’s Anand Gopal.

A Nov. 18 NIH Research Matters story highlighted work by the Lab’s Axel Visel showing what leads to the creation of our facial features.

A Nov. 17 Technology Review story on high-capacity batteries quoted the Lab’s
Yuegang Zhang.

A Nov. 16 Automotive News story on recent Tesla auto fires quoted the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan. Italy’s IB Times ran a similar story quoting Srinivasan.