Friday, February 22, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of February 18, 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 Feb. 22 San Francisco Chronicle story noted that Energy Secretary Steven Chu will return to Stanford. The Stanford Daily ran a similar story.
http://www.stanforddaily.com/2013/02/21/energy-secretary-steven-chu-to-return-to-stanford/

A Feb. 21 Climate Wire story covered the creation of a “battery university” in conjunction with the Lab’s battery group and quoted Doug Davenport.

A Feb. 21 Daily Commercial story on the Lab’s work to make the New York Times building energy efficient quoted the Lab’s Steve Selkowitz.

A Feb. 21 RedOrbit story on searching for the solar system’s recipe quoted the Lab’s
Musa Ahmed.

A Feb. 17 CleanTechnica story highlighted Lab research on the costs of solar installation in Germany. Solar Novus also covered the research.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News For February 9-17, 2013

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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 Feb. 17 New York Times story on President Obama’s call to increase research of the human brain noted Lab Director Paul Alivisatos as being a proponent of the effort.

A Feb. 17 San Jose Mercury News story on synthetic biology quoted the Lab’s Jay Keasling.

A Feb. 16 Seattle Times story on the latest on Boeing’s battery difficulties quoted the Lab’s Vince Battaglia. The Sacramento Bee and Bloomberg ran similar stories. 

A Feb. 16 Black Hills Pioneer story featured a recent public lecture on the Higgs Boson and work at the Sanford Underground Research Facility by the Lab’s Kevin Lesko and Beate Heinemann.

A Feb. 14 RedOrbit story highlighted work on photosystems in action led by the Lab’s Junko Yano, Vittal Yachandra, and Jan Kern.

A Feb. 13 Associated Press story noted that the Library of Congress is getting help from the Lab to save its archived recordings.

A Feb. 12 Silicon Valley Business Journal story covered the creation of a “battery university” in conjunction with the Lab’s battery group.

A Feb. 9 front-page San Francisco Chronicle story featured the Lab’s work on cool surfaces and quoted Art Rosenfeld and Ronnen Levinson. The story also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle.

A Feb. 6 Technology Review story on novel designs for wind power quoted the Lab’s Ryan Wiser.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of February 3, 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 Feb. 8 Associated Press story covered Lab research into flame-retardants found in the home and quoted Donald Lucas. The San Francisco Chronicle, KTVU-TV Channel 2 and Furniture Today also covered the research.

A bomb threat at JBEI on Feb. 6 received a significant amount of news attention including by the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, KCBS-AM, KGO-AM, KQED, the San Jose Mercury News, KGO-TV Channel 7, KPIX-TV Channel 5, KRON-TV Channel 4 and others.

A Feb. 5 AXS-TV story on synthetic biology included a look at work done by Jay Keasling and at JBEI.

On Feb. 10, CNN will profile the Lab’s Keasling as part of its The Next List series.

A Feb. 5 Space.com story included a Q&A with the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter.

A Feb. 5 San Francisco Chronicle story (see second item in story) covered work led by the Lab’s Axel Visel on an atlas of gene regulatory elements in the brain. The Times of India also covered the work.

A Feb. 5 EcoSeed story featured research on blending biofuels led by the Lab’s Blake Simmons and Seema Singh.

A Feb. 5 Scientific American story highlighted efforts by the Lab to reduce energy consumption in the New York Times building and quoted the Lab’s Steve Selkowitz. Salon.com and Poynter.org also covered the project.

On Feb. 2, KOFY-TV as well as other outlets noted the awarding of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld.

A Feb. 2 TechNewsDaily story covered the Lab’s cool pavement research and quoted the Lab’s Haley Gilbert.

The current issue of symmetry includes a story on dark matter and dark energy and quotes the Lab’s David Schlegel.

That most recent edition of symmetry also includes an editorial cowritten by the Lab’s Moishe Pripstein and George Trilling, who urge continued funding for basic sciences.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of January 27, 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.

On Feb. 1, news outlets around the country covered the announcement of Secretary Chu’s planned departure from the DOE. Locally, the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News and KGO-TV covered his announcement, along with others.

A Jan. 31 Daily Cal story noted the awarding of the Japan Prize to the Lab’s Jean Frechet.

A Jan. 31 MedGadget story highlighted efforts by the Lab’s Bahram Parvin to use computers to help identify tumors and predict outcomes in cancer patients.

A Jan. 30 Scientific American story on aging included a Q&A with the Lab’s Judith Campisi.

A Jan. 29 GreenTechAdvocates story featured research led by the Lab’s Rick Diamond and Annika Todd on behavior and energy use.

A Jan. 28 BioFuels Digest story featured work led by the Lab’s Blake Simmons using ionic liquids in the pretreatment of biofuels.

A Jan. 27 San Francisco Chronicle story on climate change quoted the Lab’s Michael Wehner.

A Jan. 27 San Diego Union-Tribune story on the ongoing implications of the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear facility quoted the Lab’s Robert Budnitz.

A Jan. 26 Science News story on neutrinos featured the Lab-led Daya Bay project and quoted the Lab’s Zoltan Ligeti, Kam-biu Luk and Bill Edwards.