Friday, October 25, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of October 20, 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.

An Oct. 25 UPI News story looked at work by the Lab’s Robert Ritchie showing the basis for a particular fish’s piranha-proof scales.

An Oct. 25 Dewsbury Reporter story profiled the Lab’s Ian Hinchliffe and his work with the Large Hadron Collider.

An Oct. 24 Travel Channel story looked at one of the first hacking arrests with the help of former employee, Cliff Stoll.

An Oct. 23 BBC News story featured work led by the Lab’s Axel Visel and Catia Attanasio showing what leads to the creation of our facial features. The Guardian, Philadelphia Inquirer, SciCasts, GenomeWeb, TruthDive, French Tribune, the Business Standard and many others also covered their work.

An Oct. 23 Scientific American post highlighted work led by the Lab’s Jennifer Logue showing the benefits of sealing leaky homes. The work was widely covered by Reuters, Green Building Advisor, Benzinga, and many others.

A recent October Climatewire story featured work on biofuels being conducted at JBEI and the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit. Blake Simmons, Jian Shi, Dominique Loque and Julio Baez were all quoted.

An Oct. 23 Scientific American story on the search for matter and antimatter quoted the Lab’s Alan Poon. The story originally ran in Quanta.

An Oct. 23 Science Daily story featured work led by the Lab’s Greg Hura and John Tainer, who found new ways to observe DNA repair protein in action.

An Oct. 22 San Francisco Business Journal story noted new efforts to track forest fires using satellites with participation from the Lab’s Carl Pennypacker. Pennypacker also appeared on a KPIX-TV Channel 5 story on the project. IEEE Spectrum and Science Recorder also covered the effort.

An Oct. 22 Technology Review story on a bioengineer quoted the Lab’s Seung-Wuk Lee.

An Oct. 22 USA Today story on Craig Venter quoted the Lab’s Adam Arkin.

An Oct. 21 Contra Costa Times story on how people were dealing with the BART strike quoted the Lab’s Melissa Summers.

An Oct. 20 Business Standard story on energy efficiency efforts in India cited recent Lab research.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of October 13, 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.

An Oct. 18 Financial Times story naming the Next Big Names in Physics included the Lab’s Daniel Dwyer.

An Oct. 17 Huffington Post story on the dangers of smoking cited work by the Lab and quoted Lara Gundel.

An Oct. 16 San Jose Mercury News story profiled the Lab’s Carl Haber and his work on audio restoration.

An Oct. 15 National Geographic story featured work by the Lab’s Rob Ritchie showing the basis for a particular fish’s piranha-proof scales. Ritchie’s work was widely covered, including by Live Science, Yahoo!News, the London Daily Mail, the London Telegraph and many others.

The federal government shutdown led to numerous stories mentioning the lab including on KQED-FM and the Daily Cal, among others.

An Oct. 14 EDN.com story on the Large Hadron Collider noted the Lab’s participation in the creation of its ATLAS detector, with help from the Lab’s Maurice Garcia-Sciveres


Friday, October 11, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of October 6, 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.

An Oct. 9 Forbes story profiled the Lab’s Delia Milliron.

An Oct. 9 Los Angeles Times story on the Nobel Prize for physics cited the history of Berkeley Lab.

An Oct. 9 San Francisco Chronicle story on the Nobel Prize for chemistry noted one of the winners spent time at Berkeley Lab. The Contra Costa Times also mentioned the fact.

An Oct. 9 GreenWire story on the federal shutdown and its impacts mentioned Berkeley Lab, as did a similar Oct. 7 story.

An Oct. 8 Daily Cal story featured the establishment of the new Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute, to be led by the Lab’s Paul Alivisatos. Graham Fleming and co-director Peidong Yang were quoted in the story.

An October Spokane Inlander story highlighted Berkeley Lab research into the dangers of kitchen emissions and quoted Jennifer Logue.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 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.

The announcement of a new Kavli Institute to be led by the Lab’s Paul Alivisatos was covered by the San Francisco Business Times, R&D Magazine, Nanowerk, and GlobalEnergyWorld, among others.

An Oct. 4 EE News story on using supercomputers to model climate change quoted the Lab’s Michael Wehner and David Donofrio. Wehner also appears in a similar story in Chemical & Engineering News.

An Oct. 3 R&D magazine story featured work on a 3D dynamic imaging technique for soft materials led by the Lab’s Alex Zettl and Paul Alivisatos.

An Oct. 3 HPC Wire story quoted the Lab’s Erich Strohmaier on the evolution of the Top 500 fastest supercomputer list he helped create.

An Oct. 3 story in The Guardian looked at work leading to the discovery of Seaborgium. A video included interviews with the Lab’s Darleane Hoffman and Alex Pines.

The latest issue of ENR Magazine includes a cover story, plus several sidebar stories, on the new FLEXLAB. (Subscription required) Architectural Record also ran one of the stories.

An Oct. 2 Daily Cal story on the government shutdown noted the possible impact to the Lab.

An Oct. 2 Contra Costa Times story covered an appearance by the Lab’s Glenn Kubiak at the Richmond City Council for an update on the proposed second campus.

The October issue of American Scientist magazine includes a story on global energy supplies and quotes the Lab’s Michael McNeil and Virginie Letschert.

An Oct. 1 Smithsonian magazine story highlighted a collaboration between the Lab’s George Smoot and former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart.

An Oct. 1 HPC Wire story looked at supercomputing and efforts to create cleaner combustion. The story cited work by the Lab’s Robert Cheng.

An Oct. 1 story on Oregon Public Broadcasting looked at the heat island effect and quoted the Lab’s Ben Mandel.

A Sept. 25 E&E News story highlighted an energy service company industry report led by the Lab’s Elizabeth Stuart.

A recent Materials World story looked at the use of nanocrystals for hydrogen fuel use and quoted the Lab’s Jeff Urban.

A recent Science magazine story on the creation of a climate model quoted the Lab’s Inez Fung.

Another recent Science magazine story looked at future projects for cosmologists and particle physicists and quoted the Lab’s Beate Heinemann and Saul Perlmutter.