Friday, May 23, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 18, 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 May 23 R&D magazine story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Eva Nogales which shows the first explanation of Taxol’s success as a cancer chemotherapy agent. Health Canal and others also covered her work.

A May 22 Wall Street Journal story on PV solar systems increasing the value of homes cited work led by the Lab’s Ben Hoen.

A May 21 Space.com story featured work co-led by the Lab’s Peter Nugent into new findings of a supernova. NBC News.com, UPI, Huffington Post, Fox News and many others also covered the findings.
A May 21 KTVU-TV Channel 2 story on the dangers of lithium-ion batteries included an interview with the Lab’s Elton Cairns.

A May 20 UCLA Daily Bruin story looked at recent efforts towards the creation of a Richmond Bay Campus. The Richmond Standard ran a similar story.

A May 20 R&D magazine story featured work led by the Lab’s Regina Lamendella on microbes following the Deepwater Horizon spill.

A May 20 Technology Review story on new, smart, thermostats quoted the Lab’s Mary Ann Piette.

A May 20 Archaeology Magazine story looked at a discovery led by the Advanced Light Source’s Catherine Dejoie of a rare rust found in Chinese pottery. The Economic Times and the Business Standard also covered her work.

A May 19 SmartPlanet.com story highlighted the Lab’s new FLEXLAB facility and quoted Steve Selkowitz and Cindy Regnier.

The May 19 issue of the New Yorker included a profile of the Lab’s Carl Haber and his work on audio restoration. (Subscription required for full article)