Monday, February 10, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Feb. 2-7, 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 Feb. 7 Health Day story featured work by the Lab’s Paul Williams showing the benefits of running in helping prevent breast cancer. The San Francisco Chronicle also ran a story on his work this week.

A Feb. 7 HPC Wire podcast with the Lab’s Kristin Persson looked at how she uses supercomputers in her work on a materials database.

A Feb. 6 KCBS-AM interview with the Lab’s Kai Vetter discussed a new project dubbed “Kelp Watch” to monitor radiation from Fukushima. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat ran a similar story.

A Feb. 6 R&D magazine story highlighted work on phonons led by the Lab’s Ramamoorthy Ramesh.

A Feb. 7 Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News story covered work led by the Lab’s Jennifer Doudna and Eva Nogales showing new insights into the Cas9 enzyme. Doudna had another recent study on Cas9 also covered by FARS News, among other outlets. Doudna’s work was also recently highlighted on the NSF news page as well.

The NSF and Science magazine announced the awards for best science visualizations of the year. On the honorable mention list was an effort by the Lab’s James Sethian and Robert Saye to visualize bubbles.  NBC News, io9, Fox News, Live Science and many others covered the award mention.

A Feb. 4 RedOrbit.com story featured work led by the Lab’s John Tainer on a DNA “shape-shifting” repair mechanism.

A Feb. 3 Venture Beat story covered the launch of a new citizen science campaign led by the Lab’s Sylvain Costes, Steve Yannone and Jonathan Tang.

A Feb. 3 HPC Wire podcast with the Lab’s Dula Parkinson looked at the challenges of managing big data coming from the Advanced Light Source.

A Feb. 3 Wired magazine story on the dangers of third-hand smoke quoted the Lab’s Mohamad Sleiman and referenced work led by Bo Hang. Lara Gundel was quoted in a similar story in the Huffington Post.