Friday, January 3, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Dec. 20, 2013 to Jan. 4, 2014


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 Jan. 3 Co.Exist story on solar panels cited work led by the Lab’s Ben Hoen showing value to homes with installed panels. The work was also noted in Forbes magazine’s list of Top 5 energy stories of 2013.

A Jan. 3 CNN story focused on the benefits of running, citing work by the Lab’s Paul Williams. A Dec. 25 Reuters story also looked at Williams’ latest research, covered also by Fox News and RedOrbit.com.

A Jan. 2 HPC Wire story on supercomputing-led discoveries of 2013 noted several Lab-involved projects including some in cosmology, on stroke-causing clots, combustion technologies and climate change.

On Jan. 2 PBS News Hour conducted a live Twitter chat session involving the Lab’s Don Lucas, who talked about flame-retardants in furniture.

A Dec. 30 Time magazine story on plans for exascale supercomputers quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon.

A Dec. 30 KQED-FM story on California’s climate goals quoted the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt, citing some of his recent work in the area.

A Dec. 27 Oakland Local story featured the Lab-developed Darfur Stove.

A Dec. 26 San Jose Mercury News story highlighted Lab research on indoor air pollution and quoted Brett Singer and Jennifer Logue, with a video including Melissa Lunden. KGO-AM, KCBS-AM radio and KRON-TV Channel 4 also covered their work that week.

A Dec. 26 Wired.com story featured the Lab’s Carl Haber and his work in audio restoration. The full story appeared on the Longnow.org blog.

A Dec. 20 Wall Street Journal story looked at work led by the Lab’s Bruce Nordman in finding ways for offices to be more energy efficient. (Subscription may be required.)

A Dec. 20 ANI News story highlighted work on a micro-muscle developed by the Lab’s Junqiao Wu. The work was widely covered including by KurzweilAI, TheStreet.com, French Tribune, Austrian Tribune, International Business Times, and many others.