Friday, December 20, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Dec. 15, 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 Dec. 20 ANI News story highlighted research by the Lab’s Junqiao Wu on a new artificial muscle.

A Dec. 19 Astronomy story on the discovery of stellar explosions quoted the Lab’s Daniel Kasen. International Business Times, Times of India, National Monitor, and RedOrbit were some of the many others that also covered the discovery.

A Dec. 19 ANI News story featured work by the Lab’s Mina Bissell showing the possible role of sugar in the risk of breast cancer. The Times of India and RedOrbit also covered her work.

A Dec. 17 PBS Nova online story on microbes featured work by the Lab’s Janet Jansson.

A Dec. 17 San Francisco Chronicle story featured research by the Lab’s Paul Williams showing the benefits of walking in decreasing breast cancer risk. (Last story)

A Dec. 16 Berkeleyside.com story profiled the Lab’s Carl Haber and his work in audio restoration.

A Dec. 16 Daily Cal story on the ongoing effects of government sequestration quoted the Lab’s Jeffrey Bokor.

A Dec. 14 San Francisco Chronicle story on solar panels noted a recent study led by the Lab’s Ben Hoen showing a boost to home resale values for homes with panels installed. The Energy Collective also covered his work.