Friday, March 29, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, March 22-29, 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 March 28 CNN story on computer modeling of clouds included work led by the Lab’s David Romps. His work was also the subject of stories in The Verge.com, R&D magazine and several others.

A March 26 Black Hills Pioneer story on the limited budget impact on the Lab-led Sanford Underground Research Facility quoted the Lab’s Kevin Lesko.

A March 26 IEEE Spectrum story on lithium-ion batteries quoted the Lab’s Elton Cairns.

A March 25 FCW.com story on the challenges in accessing growing amounts of data quoted the Lab’s David Skinner.

The latest issue of The Solutions Journal includes an article about the efforts led by the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil to create the Darfur Stove.

A March 23 Pakistan News Service story highlighted research on third-hand smoke led by the Lab’s Lara Gundel.

A March 22 KGO-TV Channel 7 story noted the Lab’s computing role in the recent discoveries by the Planck telescope. Philadelphia News and HPC Wire also covered the connection and quoted the Lab’s Julian Borrill.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 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.

A March 22 front-page San Jose Mercury News story highlighted the Lab’s involvement with the recent Planck satellite findings and quoted the Lab’s Julian Borrill. That story, and others like it, also ran in the Contra Costa Times, Sacramento Bee, Sky & Telescope, Universe Today (which also ran a separate story featuring NERSC), Daily Galaxy, and more than a dozen other news outlets.

A March 21 R&D story featured new work on metamaterials led by the Lab’s Xiang Zhang.

A March 18 New Scientist story on the future of accelerators noted the Lab’s BELLA tabletop version.

A March 18 India West story on new inductees into the National Academy of Engineering included the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil.

A March 15 Live Science story on light emitted from coral quoted the Lab’s Melissa Roth.

A recent HPC Wire story looked at cloud modeling by the Lab’s David Romps. 

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 10, 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 March 14 KNTV-TV Channel 11 story on the Higgs boson included the Lab’s Marjorie Shapiro.

A March 14 MIT News story featured work by the Lab’s Michael Crommie showing a phenomenon theorized decades ago.

A recent story on France 24 TV looked at the greening of data centers and included the Lab’s John Shalf and Brent Draney.

A March 14 ThinkProgress.org commentary written by the Lab’s Evan Mills touched on the dangers of a do-nothing strategy when it comes to climate change.

A March 14 San Diego Union Tribune story on light emitted from coral highlighted a study led by the Lab’s Melissa Roth.

A March 13 Atlantic Monthly story looked at a recent opinion piece co-written by Lab Director Paul Alivisatos on the possible impact of the budget sequestration.

A March 13 story in The Energy Collective highlighted a report led by the Lab’s Mark Bolinger showing the long-term benefits of wind power.

A March 13 DailyRx story on osteoarthritis and running included work by the Lab’s Paul Williams.

A March 12 Nature story on a new DNA toolkit quoted the Lab’s Adam Arkin.

A March 11 Radio Free Asia story on China’s efforts towards energy efficiency quoted the Lab’s David Fridley.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 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 March 8 NPR Ted Radio Hour show focused on the mysteries of the expanding universe and included the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter (at the 5:30 mark of the show).

A March 7 USA Today story noted a recent Lab study led by Evan Mills showing how the insurance industry is paying more attention to climate change.

A March 7 New Scientist story on a renewed focus on brain research quoted Lab Director Paul Alivisatos. Similar stories ran in Science magazine and The Economist.

A March 7 HPC Wire story noted the Lab’s involvement in developing cutting-edge programming languages for high performance computing.

A March 7 Electric Light & Power story featured a report led by the Lab’s Mark Bolinger showing the long-term benefits of wind power. RenewableEnergyFocus ran a similar story.

A March 5 Associated Press story on the rise in costs of power grids quoted the Lab’s Joe Eto.

On March 5 the New York Times ran an obituary on Nobel laureate Donald Glaser. Numerous other papers around the country ran similar obituaries.

A March 4 Wired magazine story on math’s reliance on computers quoted the Lab’s David Bailey.

A March 3 Toronto Globe and Mail story on osteoarthritis and running cited research led by the Lab’s Paul Williams. The Examiner, Runner’s World, Outside magazine and The Active Times ran similar stories on his work.



Friday, March 1, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of February 24, 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 March 1 New York Times story on the recent ARPA-E gathering included a reference to work at the lab as well as a video featuring the Lab’s Christer Jansson.

A March 1 CleanTechnica story featured work from the Molecular Foundry on breaking down barriers to bioelectronics.

A Feb. 28 San Jose Mercury News opinion piece on the creation of a new “battery university” was coauthored by the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan. The Spartan Daily and SmartGrid News also covered the creation of “battery U” and quoted the Lab’s Doug Davenport.

A Feb. 28 post on the PBS Nova website about synthetic biology was written by the Lab’s Jay Keasling.

A Feb. 28 RedOrbit story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Eva Nogales offering new insights into DNA to RNA transcription.

A Feb. 28 GreenTech Media story looked at work by the Lab to make the New York Times building energy efficient.

A Feb. 27 Forbes story on California’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 cited a report led by the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt.

A Feb. 26 Live Science story on flexible batteries quoted the Lab’s Gao Liu. http://www.livescience.com/27453-stretchable-batteries-power-body-implants.html

A Feb. 25 story in The Economist on electric vehicles noted the work of a Lab spin-off success, PolyPlus.