Friday, June 21, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 16, 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 June 21 edition of NPR’s Science Friday included an interview with the Lab’s Horst Simon discussing the world’s top supercomputers.

The annual release of the world’s top supercomputers, a list overseen by Horst Simon and the Lab’s Erich Strohmaier, received significant news coverage this week including by Wired, Science magazine, CNET, the Christian Science Monitor, GizModo and Xinhua news among others. Simon and Strohmaier also appeared on a podcast for HPC Wire.
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A June 21 Live Science story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Lara Gundel showing the dangers of thirdhand smoke. The Business Standard, Nature World News, the Daily Mail, WWLP TV, Medical News Today, WLS-AM Chicago, and many others also covered the work.

A June 20 KNTV-TV Channel 11 NBC Bay Area news segment of Bay Area Proud included a profile of the Lab’s Polite Stewart, who works at the Advanced Light Source.

A June 20 Computer Weekly story covered a lab-led study showing efficiencies by moving to cloud computing, work led by the Lab’s Lavanya Ramakrishnan. InfoWorld also covered the findings.

A June 19 KPIX-TV Channel 5 story covered the ongoing development plans for the Lab’s proposed Richmond Bay Campus and quoted the Lab’s Glenn Kubiak. Berkeley Patch covered a recent meeting on the project.
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/9009430-lawrence-berkeley-national-lab-expanding-into-richmond/

On June 19 Congressman George Miller wrote an opinion piece for the Huffington Post citing Lab research and advocating for increased science funding.

A June 19 Christian Science Monitor story on a recently discovered Type 1a supernova quoted the Lab’s Greg Aldering and Rollin Thomas. IB Times, RedOrbit, Nature World News and several other outlets ran similar stories.




Friday, June 14, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 9, 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 June 14 Wired story on China’s new supercomputers quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon.

A June 14 BusinessWeek story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Paulo Monteiro showing the long-lasting properties of Roman-made concrete.

A June 13 San Francisco Chronicle story on California emissions standards leading to improved air noted the Lab’s involvement in the study, led by Tom Kirchstetter. The San Diego Union-Tribune and other outlets also covered the findings.

A June 13 Daily Cal story featured cancer research led by the Lab’s Mina Bissell and Cyrus Ghajar.

A June 12 Scientific American story highlighted a Lab-led study showing efficiencies by moving to cloud computing and quoted the Lab’s Lavanya Ramakrishnan. Forbes, UPI, San Francisco Business Journal, The Register, Green Computing Report, GreenBiz and many others also reported the story

A June 12 story in The Atlantic Cities featured work led by the Lab’s Mark Mendell showing high rates of poor ventilation in California schools. KKSF-AM radio, The Huffington Post, KPIX-TV Channel 5 and South China Morning Post also covered his findings.

A June 11 Yahoo!News story highlighted a new artificial photosynthesis test bed created by the Lab’s Joel Ager. AzoNano, ANI News and DailyTech also covered his work.

A June 7 Live Science story on predicting weather quoted the Lab’s Michael Wehner and Dáithí Stone.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 2, 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 June 6 Sacramento Bee story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Mark Mendell showing high rates of poor ventilation in California schools. The study was widely publicized including by the Fresno Bee, San Luis Obispo Tribune, Bakersfield Californian, KMJ radio in Fresno, KGO-AM, RedOrbit, Examiner.com, California HealthLine and others.

A June 6 Wired magazine story featured the Lab’s Janet Jansson and the Earth Microbiome Project.

A June 5 Wall Street Journal story on the rise of China’s supercomputers quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon. China Digital Times ran a similar story.

A June 5 GreenTechMedia story noted the recent upgrade of the Lab-led EnergyIQ website and quoted Evan Mills.

A June 5 HPC Wire story covered efforts at NERSC to conduct a plasma physics simulation involving more than a trillion particles and quoted the Lab’s Prabhat and Surendra Byna.

A June 4 San Jose Mercury News story on changes in the wind industry quoted the Lab’s Mark Bolinger.

A June 4 U.S. News & World Report story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Paulo Monteiro showing the long-lasting properties of Roman-made concrete. UPI news, San Francisco Business Journal, and ANI News were just some of the many other news outlets covering the work.

A June 3 story in The Atlantic featured a breakthrough imaging technique led by the Lab’s Felix Fischer allowing the observation of atoms forming bonds. The research was widely covered this week by Scientific American, The Independent, New York Times, The Scientist, MSN.com, Mumbai Mirror, and Smithsonian among others.

A June 3 PhysOrg story featured new insights into breast cancer as led by the Lab’s Mina Bissell and Cyrus Ghajar.

A June 3 CNBC commentary on fracking was written by the Lab’s Richard Muller.

A May 31 NBC News story on recent Oklahoma tornados, and the impression that they’re getting worse, quoted the Lab’s Michael Wehner.