Friday, April 4, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 30, 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.

The April issue of Engineering News-Record magazine includes a cover story on the Lab’s Steve Selkowitz, along with his work on FLEXLAB. A slideshow also accompanies the story.

The April issue of the Spanish edition of MIT Technology Review named the Lab’s Rebecca Abergel as one of its Innovators Under 35.

The April 4 issue of India West covered water purification technology developed by the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil and Susan Amrose.

An April 3 New Scientist story on modifying plants to create fuels quoted the Lab’s Jay Keasling.

An April 1 story in The Scientist featured work on phage sensors by the Lab’s Seung-Wuk Lee and inspired by turkey skin.

A March 31 San Francisco Business Times story covered research led by the Lab’s Anand Gopal, Samveg Saxena and Amol Phadke, showing the benefits of hybrid cars in India and China. The work was widely covered including by IEEE Spectrum, Indian Express, Hindu Business, The Economic Times,  The New India Express, Hindustan Times and others.

A March 31 io9.com story on future sources of energy noted the work on artificial photosynthesis being conducted by the Lab (#7 on the list).

A recent Building Performance podcast included a discussion with the Lab’s Iain Walker on testing buildings for air tightness.

A March 31 Scientific American story on biofuels and climate change quoted the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt.

A March 31 US News & World Report story looked at the benefits of running and walking and cited work led by the Lab’s Paul Williams.