Friday, January 31, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 26, 2014

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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 current issue of Real Simple magazine includes a cover story on work by the Lab’s Paul Williams showing how running may be better than walking to prevent breast cancer. His work was also covered by the Huffington Post, Canadian Broadcasting, FARS News service, ANI News, and others.

A Jan. 31 MedGadget story featured a new technology co-developed by the Lab’s Sylvain Costes to detect damaged DNA. MedCityNews also covered the work.

A Jan. 30 Fast Co.Design story highlighted the Lab’s latest cool roof research.

A Jan. 30 Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News story highlighted work on how an enzyme attacks DNA during viral infections, work led by the Lab’s Jennifer Doudna.

A Jan. 30 HPC Wire story noted the upcoming dedication of NERSC’s new Edison supercomputer. InsideHPC also covered the story.

A Jan. 29 Washington Post story on Neanderthal genes quoted the Lab’s Eddy Rubin.

A Jan. 29 Nature magazine story on X-ray science quoted the Lab’s John Tainer.

A Jan. 29 story on Public Radio International’s “The World” looked at a potential new fuel cell and quoted the Lab’s Vince Battaglia.

A Jan. 29 Forbes magazine story on nuclear fracking quoted the Lab’s Jens Birkholzer.

A Jan. 29 Daily Cal story looked at the establishment of a new Richmond Bay Campus Executive Committee.

A Jan. 27 IEEE Spectrum story featured work on an electronic whisker, developed by the Lab’s Ali Javey. EE News also covered his work.

A Jan. 27 PBS.com story on dark energy quoted the Lab’s Michael Mortonson.
A Jan. 26 Daily Breeze story covered the launch of “Kelp Watch,” co-led by the Lab’s Kai Vetter.

A Jan. 13 EE News story noted the bestowing of the Fermi Award to the Lab’s Andy Sessler.