Friday, June 27, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of June 22, 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 June 27 Wired magazine story looked at the detection of the tiniest force ever measured and quoted study coauthors Dan Stamper-Kurn and Sydney Schreppler. The Business Standard, Daily Galaxy, Vancouver Desi and several other outlets ran similar stories.

A June 26 Wall Street Journal story on in-home pollution quoted the Lab’s Brett Singer.

A June 26 Kazakh TV news segment noted how the Lab is assisting with the development of an accelerator complex in Kazakhstan.

A June 26 Bloomberg Businessweek story on lack of communications in Eritrea quoted the Lab’s Robert Van Buskirk on work he once conducted in that country.

A June 26 NPR All Things Considered story on the gene editing technique CRISPR included an interview with the Lab’s Jennifer Doudna.

A June 25 R&D magazine story highlighted work on skyrmions, led by the Lab’s Sujoy Roy.

A June 25 R&D magazine story featured work on a new resource to advance biofuel research led by the Lab’s Joshua Heazlewood.

A June 24 Earth Island Journal story featured efforts by Grace Wu and Ranjit Deshmukh to find alternative energy sources for Africa.

A June 23 story in Science looked at the future of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, co-led by the Lab.

A June 23 Scientific Computing story covered the release of the Top500 list of most powerful computers as compiled by the Lab’s Horst Simon and Erich Strohmaier. PC Mag, InfoWorld, Forbes, Xinhua News and many others ran similar stories.

A June 23 Science 2.0 looked at the future of particle physics and noted recent testimony by the Lab’s Natalie Roe.