Friday, January 24, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News For Jan. 12-24, 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. 23 Black Hills Pioneer noted funding for the Sanford Underground Research Laboratory and the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment, both Lab projects, and quoted the Lab’s Kevin Lesko.

A Jan. 23 HPC Wire story featured work on carbon nanotubes for microprocessor cooling led by the Lab’s Frank Ogletree.

A Jan. 22 Quanta Magazine story on the physics theory of life quoted the Lab’s Gavin Crooks.

A Jan. 21 LiveScience story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Seung-Wuk Lee on a smart phone app used as a toxin warning system. RedOrbit and many other outlets also covered his work.

A Jan. 21 San Francisco Business Times story covered work on comparing white, green and dark roofs, led by the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld, Ben Mandel and Julian Sproul.

A Jan. 21 Wired magazine story covered research on an electronic whisker by the Lab’s Ali Javey. The work was widely covered, including by the Christian Science Monitor, CNet, Canadian Broadcasting, The Register, The Engineer, Slashgear, and more.

A Jan. 21 Physics Today story featured work on a 3D graphene-like material by Yulin Chen. Nature, Computer World, Gizmodo, and many other outlets also covered the work.

A Jan. 20 New York Times story on the challenges in replicating scientific results quoted the Lab’s Mina Bissell.

A Jan. 16 Los Angeles Times story highlighted a new program co-led by the Lab’s Kai Vetter studying possible kelp bed radiation from Fukushima. The effort was also covered by KQED, Orange County Register, Daily Cal, Signal Tribune,, Daily Fusion and other outlets.

A Jan. 16 story featured work led by the Lab’s Christer Jansson in developing a transportation fuel from methane.

A Jan. 15 Marketwatch story on lithium-ion battery technology quoted the Lab’s Fred Schlachter.

A Jan. 14 Physics Central highlighted work conducted at various national labs, including the Lab-led Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey and the work of NERSC.

On Jan. 15 HPC Wire ran a podcast with the Lab’s Julian Borrill, who talked about computational cosmology.

A Jan. 14 story noted the awarding of the Fermi Award to the Lab’s Andy Sessler.

A Jan. 13 story looked at work on a robotic micro-muscle developed by the Lab’s Junqiao Wu.

A Jan. 12 Contra Costa Times story looked at the work being conducted at the Molecular Foundry.