Friday, August 15, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 10, 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.

An August 14 Fox News story featured research on microscopic particles brought back from space and mentioned the Advanced Light Source and Andrew Westphal. Daily Galaxy,, the Business Standard, California magazine and others ran similar stories.

An August 14 Sacramento Bee opinion piece on efforts to study the brain was co-authored by Lab Director Paul Alivisatos.

An August 14 Huffington Post story on air quality in India quoted the Lab’s Joshua Apte.

An August 13 Newsweek story highlighted new research on fracking led by the Lab’s William Stringfellow. His work was widely covered by Popular Mechanics, Salon and R&D magazine among others.

An August 13 story noted Bill Tschudi’s efforts to help data centers go green.

An August 13 San Jose Mercury News story profiled the Lab’s Howdy Goudey and Robin Mitchell.

An August 12 CBS News story featured research led by the Lab’s Paul Williams showing too much exercise may be harmful after a heart attack. Numerous other news outlets including the London Telegraph, Time magazine, New York Daily News, Huffington Post, KIRO-TV and KOVR-TV, Medscape, China’s Xinhua News and the Toronto Globe and Mail, also covered his work.

An August 12 Eco-Business Q&A with the Lab’s Steve Selkowitz looked at efforts towards a zero-energy future.

An August 12 story in The Guardian on challenges in efforts to switch to renewables quoted the Lab’s Chuck Goldman.

An August 11 story on a new chip by IBM quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon.