Friday, January 31, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 26, 2014

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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 current issue of Real Simple magazine includes a cover story on work by the Lab’s Paul Williams showing how running may be better than walking to prevent breast cancer. His work was also covered by the Huffington Post, Canadian Broadcasting, FARS News service, ANI News, and others.

A Jan. 31 MedGadget story featured a new technology co-developed by the Lab’s Sylvain Costes to detect damaged DNA. MedCityNews also covered the work.

A Jan. 30 Fast Co.Design story highlighted the Lab’s latest cool roof research.

A Jan. 30 Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News story highlighted work on how an enzyme attacks DNA during viral infections, work led by the Lab’s Jennifer Doudna.

A Jan. 30 HPC Wire story noted the upcoming dedication of NERSC’s new Edison supercomputer. InsideHPC also covered the story.

A Jan. 29 Washington Post story on Neanderthal genes quoted the Lab’s Eddy Rubin.

A Jan. 29 Nature magazine story on X-ray science quoted the Lab’s John Tainer.

A Jan. 29 story on Public Radio International’s “The World” looked at a potential new fuel cell and quoted the Lab’s Vince Battaglia.

A Jan. 29 Forbes magazine story on nuclear fracking quoted the Lab’s Jens Birkholzer.

A Jan. 29 Daily Cal story looked at the establishment of a new Richmond Bay Campus Executive Committee.

A Jan. 27 IEEE Spectrum story featured work on an electronic whisker, developed by the Lab’s Ali Javey. EE News also covered his work.

A Jan. 27 PBS.com story on dark energy quoted the Lab’s Michael Mortonson.
A Jan. 26 Daily Breeze story covered the launch of “Kelp Watch,” co-led by the Lab’s Kai Vetter.

A Jan. 13 EE News story noted the bestowing of the Fermi Award to the Lab’s Andy Sessler.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News For Jan. 12-24, 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 Jan. 23 Black Hills Pioneer noted funding for the Sanford Underground Research Laboratory and the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment, both Lab projects, and quoted the Lab’s Kevin Lesko.

A Jan. 23 HPC Wire story featured work on carbon nanotubes for microprocessor cooling led by the Lab’s Frank Ogletree.

A Jan. 22 Quanta Magazine story on the physics theory of life quoted the Lab’s Gavin Crooks.

A Jan. 21 LiveScience story highlighted work led by the Lab’s Seung-Wuk Lee on a smart phone app used as a toxin warning system. RedOrbit and many other outlets also covered his work.

A Jan. 21 San Francisco Business Times story covered work on comparing white, green and dark roofs, led by the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld, Ben Mandel and Julian Sproul.

A Jan. 21 Wired magazine story covered research on an electronic whisker by the Lab’s Ali Javey. The work was widely covered, including by the Christian Science Monitor, CNet, Canadian Broadcasting, The Register, The Engineer, Slashgear, and more.

A Jan. 21 Physics Today story featured work on a 3D graphene-like material by Yulin Chen. Nature, Computer World, Gizmodo, and many other outlets also covered the work.

A Jan. 20 New York Times story on the challenges in replicating scientific results quoted the Lab’s Mina Bissell.

A Jan. 16 Los Angeles Times story highlighted a new program co-led by the Lab’s Kai Vetter studying possible kelp bed radiation from Fukushima. The effort was also covered by KQED, Orange County Register, Daily Cal, Signal Tribune, Phys.org, Daily Fusion and other outlets.

A Jan. 16 Phys.org story featured work led by the Lab’s Christer Jansson in developing a transportation fuel from methane.

A Jan. 15 Marketwatch story on lithium-ion battery technology quoted the Lab’s Fred Schlachter.

A Jan. 14 Physics Central highlighted work conducted at various national labs, including the Lab-led Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey and the work of NERSC.

On Jan. 15 HPC Wire ran a podcast with the Lab’s Julian Borrill, who talked about computational cosmology.

A Jan. 14 Phys.org story noted the awarding of the Fermi Award to the Lab’s Andy Sessler.

A Jan. 13 Mashable.com story looked at work on a robotic micro-muscle developed by the Lab’s Junqiao Wu.

A Jan. 12 Contra Costa Times story looked at the work being conducted at the Molecular Foundry.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 5, 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 Jan. 10 Hartford Business Journal story covered a new report co-led by the Lab’s Ben Hoen showing no negative effects from living near wind turbines in Massachusetts. South Coast Today and the Hartford Courant also covered the report.

A Jan. 9 BBC News story covered the latest results by the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey and quoted the Lab’s David Schlegel. The story was widely covered including by the Huffington Post, the London Independent, Salt Lake Tribune, Space, Astronomy, Times of India and many others.

A Jan. 7 Mother Nature News story on the increased value of homes with installed solar panels quoted Ben Hoen and his recent research in the area.

The January issue of Prevention magazine includes a story on the benefits of exercise in reducing breast cancer, citing work by the Lab’s Paul Williams.

A Jan. 6 Science Today podcast focused on audio restoration work by the Lab’s Carl Haber.

A recent SNL.com story highlighted Lab indoor air quality research and quoted the Lab’s Brett Singer. Singer was also part of a Building Performance podcast on related work.


Friday, January 3, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Dec. 20, 2013 to Jan. 4, 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 Jan. 3 Co.Exist story on solar panels cited work led by the Lab’s Ben Hoen showing value to homes with installed panels. The work was also noted in Forbes magazine’s list of Top 5 energy stories of 2013.

A Jan. 3 CNN story focused on the benefits of running, citing work by the Lab’s Paul Williams. A Dec. 25 Reuters story also looked at Williams’ latest research, covered also by Fox News and RedOrbit.com.

A Jan. 2 HPC Wire story on supercomputing-led discoveries of 2013 noted several Lab-involved projects including some in cosmology, on stroke-causing clots, combustion technologies and climate change.

On Jan. 2 PBS News Hour conducted a live Twitter chat session involving the Lab’s Don Lucas, who talked about flame-retardants in furniture.

A Dec. 30 Time magazine story on plans for exascale supercomputers quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon.

A Dec. 30 KQED-FM story on California’s climate goals quoted the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt, citing some of his recent work in the area.

A Dec. 27 Oakland Local story featured the Lab-developed Darfur Stove.

A Dec. 26 San Jose Mercury News story highlighted Lab research on indoor air pollution and quoted Brett Singer and Jennifer Logue, with a video including Melissa Lunden. KGO-AM, KCBS-AM radio and KRON-TV Channel 4 also covered their work that week.

A Dec. 26 Wired.com story featured the Lab’s Carl Haber and his work in audio restoration. The full story appeared on the Longnow.org blog.

A Dec. 20 Wall Street Journal story looked at work led by the Lab’s Bruce Nordman in finding ways for offices to be more energy efficient. (Subscription may be required.)

A Dec. 20 ANI News story highlighted work on a micro-muscle developed by the Lab’s Junqiao Wu. The work was widely covered including by KurzweilAI, TheStreet.com, French Tribune, Austrian Tribune, International Business Times, and many others.