Friday, May 31, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 26, 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 May 31 Wired magazine story featured a breakthrough imaging technique led by the Lab’s Felix Fischer allowing the observation of atoms forming bonds. The work was widely covered by The Verge, Gizmodo, SlashGear, Engadget, and others.

A May 31 Chemistry World story on a debate over how LEDs work quoted the Lab’s Christian Kisielowski.

A May 29 New York Times story on the benefits of running vs. walking quoted the Lab’s Paul Williams. A May 24 Wall Street Journal story also cited some of Williams’ work.

The latest issue of Living Architecture Monitor magazine includes a Q&A with the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld.

The May 28 NPR show On Point included a conversation on science funding and included Lab Director Paul Alivisatos.

A May 28 Washington Post story on hybrid tanks quoted the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan.

A May 26 ABC World News Tonight story looked at the recent rediscovery of moon dust found at the lab by archivist Karen Nelson. New Scientist, Cnet.com, IB Times, CBS News, Voice of America and UPI wire news were among many others covering the finding.




Friday, May 24, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 19, 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 May 24 KQED story on California’s largest battery quoted the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan.

A May 24 Science magazine story on DOE hubs included mention of the Lab’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis and Joint Center for Energy Storage Research.

A May 23 IEEE Spectrum story on automated demand response quoted the Lab’s Sasank Goli.

The recent tornado in Oklahoma led to many stories on climate change and increasing storm intensities. Multiple stories quoted the Lab’s Michael Wehner including NBC News, The Independent, National Geographic, Mother Nature Network, and the Huffington Post.

A May 21 Scientific American story on an “energy efficiency rebound” quoted the Lab’s Larry Dale.

A May 21 NBC News science story looked at the recent rediscovery of moon dust found stored at the Lab and quoted archivist Karen Nelson. The London Daily Mail and Space.com also covered the finding.

A May 21 Discovery News story featured work on an “artificial forest” to convert sunlight to fuel as led by the Lab’s Peidong Yang. TechNewsDaily also ran the story.

A May TIME magazine story featured work on modeling the movement of bubbles led by the Lab’s James Sethian and Robert Saye.

A May 20 San Jose Mercury News story reviewed the Lab’s recent Science at the Theater event, 8 Big Ideas, with the Lab’s Mina Bissell, Greg Bell, Bill Jagust, David Schlegel, Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Blake Simmons and Ron Zuckermann.

A May Chemical & Engineering News cover story on flexible batteries quoted the Lab’s Nitash Balsara.

A May 17 story on Cincinnati’s WVXU-FM NPR radio station looked at efforts to find a better battery and included an interview with the Lab’s Vince Battaglia.


Friday, May 17, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 12, 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 May 17 Livingston, Michigan, Daily story covered a talk by the Lab’s Mina Bissell and her efforts to find the underpinnings of cancer.

A May 16 Washington Post.com story featured work on artificial photosynthesis led by the Lab’s Peidong Yang. ZeeNews, ANI, BBC, Gaia News, Italy, and other outlets also covered his research.

On May 15 HPC Wire included a Q&A with the Lab’s Horst Simon discussing the future for exascale computing. ExtremeTech and Slashdot also covered the story.

A May 15 Nanowerk story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Douglas Clark and Harvey Blanch in improving the ability of enzymes to perform biofuels processes at higher heat temperatures.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 5, 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 May 10 episode of NPR’s Science Friday included an interview with the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter.

A May 9 story in The Atlantic featured work by the Lab’s James Sethian and Robert Saye into mathematically predicting the behavior of bubbles. New Scientist, Scientific American, and Live Science were but some of the many others that also featured their work.

A May 10 MSN News story covered the recent finding of moon dust once studied by the Lab’s Melvin Calvin. Popular Science also covered the finding.

A May 8 GigaOm story highlighted an announcement of a new battery collaboration with the Lab and quoted Venkat Srinivasan. The Silicon Valley Business Journal (which also quoted the Lab’s Doug Davenport) and Fierce Smart Grid also covered the announcement.

Photo gallery of Lab battery research:
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2013/05/03/40b-energy-storage-industry-sparks.html?s=image_gallery

A May 8 Smart Grid News story on super-efficient air conditioners quoted the Lab’s Nihar Shah and Amol Phadke.

A May 8 FutureGov story on cloud computing quoted the Lab’s Rosio Alvarez. http://www.futuregov.asia/blog/2013/may/8/cloud-perceptions-preconceptions-and-performance/

A May 8 GreenBiz story on plans by Microsoft to create smart buildings quoted the Lab’s Jessica Granderson.

A May 8 Energy Manager Today story noted work led by the Lab’s Rish Ghatikar to use the Lab’s Guest House to test grid integration.

A recent Scientific American slide show created by the Lab’s Michael Barnett and Paul Schaffner looked at the link between art and the Large Hadron Collider.

A May 6 Live Science story highlighted research led by the Lab’s Charles Koven showing how boreal forests may change location as earth temperatures rise. Mother Nature Network, RedOrbit, and several other news outlets also covered his work.

A May 6 Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News story noted that the JGI partnered with next-generation sequencing platform provider Pacific Bioscience for new genome assembly strategy.
http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/finishing-genomes-with-hgap/81248321/

A May 5 Yahoo!News story on the search for a better battery quoted the Lab’s Vince Battaglia.

A May 4 New Scientist story on how cracks in materials can offer clues quoted the Lab’s Rob Ritchie.

Another May 4 New Scientist story on energy-saving innovation for data centers quoted the Lab’s John Shalf.


Friday, May 3, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 28, 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 May 3 Wall Street Journal story on indoor mold quoted the Lab’s Bill Fisk.

A Smithsonian magazine story listing the top five innovative technologies for the developing world included the Lab’s Darfur Stove project and Lab spinoff, Point Source Power’s VOTO product.
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/05/five-innovative-technologies-that-bring-energy-to-the-developing-world/

A May 1 KGO-TV Channel 7 story featured the Lab’s JBEI and ABPDU facilities and included interviews with Jay Keasling, Blake Simmons and Julio Baez.

A May 1 ASCR feature looked at the Lab’s efforts to capture big data including that from the ALS. The story quoted David Brown, Alexander Hexemer, and Abhinav Sarje.

A May 1 Popular Science story highlighted research on antimatter from CERN’s ALPHA experiment and quoted the Lab’s Joel Fajans. Colleague Jonathan Wurtele was also quoted in similar stories appearing in CBS News, Live Science, EarthSky.org, Nature World News, Yahoo!News, and Xinhua News among many others.

An April 30 Wired story on “time crystal” research noted the recent work by the Lab’s Xiang Zhang and Tongcang Li.

An April 29 New York Times story featured work on recovering a recording of Alexander Graham Bell’s voice, work led by the Lab’s Carl Haber. Time magazine, NPR, Reuters, Discovery channel and many other outlets also covered the achievement.

An April 29 KQED QUEST story covered the Lab’s indoor air pollution research and included the Lab’s Melissa Lunden and Tosh Hotchi.  

An April 27 Barrons story on Boeing’s Dreamliner returning to service quoted the Lab’s Elton Cairns.

The current issue of PNAS includes a news story noting the challenges facing the Lab’s Susan Hubbard and her group as they research Alaska permafrost.