Friday, October 10, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Sept. 28- Oct. 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 upcoming issue of Sierra magazine includes a look at cool pavement research being conducted at the Lab.

An Oct. 10 story in The Guardian quoted Nan Zhou on China’s energy efficiency efforts.

An Oct. 8 San Francisco Chronicle story on a new wave of funding for brain research noted the Lab’s involvement. A similar Daily Cal story quoted Bruce Cohen and Peter Denes.

An Oct. 6 Daily Cal story noted the awarding of the National Medal of Science to Alexandre Chorin.

An Oct. 6 Radio Free Asia story on China’s efforts to become more energy efficient quoted David Fridley.

An Oct. 3 Fars News story featured research on quark-gluon plasma led by Xin-Nian Wang and Peter Jacobs.

An Oct. 3 Information Week story on the use of supercomputers for modeling (including climate change) quoted Michael Wehner.

An Oct. 2 Quartz story on Apple’s planned watch quoted Venkat Srinivasan on its expected battery life.

An Oct. 1 KNPR-FM story on solar energy efforts in Nevada included Andy Satchwell.

A Sept. 30 Forbes magazine story highlighted research on the death of stars, work supported by NERSC and the Lab’s Computational Research Division. Engineering.com, The Daily Mail, New Scientist, International Business Times and the Economic Times were among many that reported the news.

On Sept. 30 R&D.com featured research on a new way to automate the sorting of genomes, work led by Steven Singer and Yu-Wei Wu.

A September issue of Symmetry magazine covered recent efforts by the Daya Bay experiment to discover sterile neutrinos and quoted Kam-Biu Luk.

A Sept. 30 Richmond Confidential story gave an update on the Richmond Bay Campus effort.

A Sept. 30 IEEE Spectrum story on the rise of rooftop solar efforts quoted Andrew Satchwell and a report he recently co-authored.

A Sept. 29 San Jose Mercury News story on climate impacts on California’s drought cited a recent study co-led by Daithi Stone.

A Sept. 28 BioFuels Digest issue included a Q&A with JBEI’s Seema Singh.