Friday, February 28, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Feb. 23, 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 Feb. 28 GreenCarCongress story highlighted work on a next-generation fuel cell led by the Lab’s Peidong Yang. Phys.org, Knovel.com and other websites also covered the work.

A Feb. 28 GreenBuildingAdvisor.com story on ventilation systems and radon quoted the Lab’s Max Sherman.

A Feb. 27 KTVU-TV Channel 2 story looked at the Rapid Building Energy Modeler developed at the Lab and being displayed at this year’s ARPA-E meeting.

A Feb. 27 e360.Yale story on small energy sources included a look at work on an electricity-generating virus led by the Lab’s Seung-Wuk Lee.

A Feb. 26 Contra Costa Times story covered a recent Science At The Theater presentation featuring Lab researchers Sylvain Costes, Alex Zettl, Gloria Olivier, Steven Lanzisera and Guoying Chen. The CIRM Research blog also covered the event.

A Feb. 26 Student Science story on pollution in China quoted the Lab’s Mark Levine.

On Feb. 24 the Daily Cal included an obituary on the Lab’s Gareth Thomas.

A February issue of The Scientist included a profile of Lab life scientist Abby Dernburg.

A recent China Daily story on 3M joining as a new partner in the US-China Clean Energy Research Center-Building Energy Efficiency effort, led by the Lab, quoted Nan Zhou.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Feb. 9-21, 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.

A Feb. 21 R&D magazine story highlighted a new way to visualize catalytic reactions and led by the Lab’s Elad Gross, Dean Toste and Gabor Somorjai.

A Feb. 19 R&D magazine story covered the installation of a new Berkeley Lab-built detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

A Feb. 18 Houston Chronicle story on the benefits of running to improve breast cancer survival cited work by the Lab’s Paul Williams.

A Feb. 15 front-page San Francisco Chronicle business section story on biotech startups highlighted Berkeley Lab startup Exogen and quoted co-founders Sylvain Costes and Jon Tang.

A Feb. 14 Smithsonian.com story on finding the perfect office temperature cited Lab research.

A Feb. 11 USA Today story on the benefits of cool roofs cited recent lab research and quoted the Lab’s Art Rosenfeld. Scientific American, Burlington Free Press, and The Examiner ran similar stories.




Monday, February 10, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Feb. 2-7, 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 Feb. 7 Health Day story featured work by the Lab’s Paul Williams showing the benefits of running in helping prevent breast cancer. The San Francisco Chronicle also ran a story on his work this week.

A Feb. 7 HPC Wire podcast with the Lab’s Kristin Persson looked at how she uses supercomputers in her work on a materials database.

A Feb. 6 KCBS-AM interview with the Lab’s Kai Vetter discussed a new project dubbed “Kelp Watch” to monitor radiation from Fukushima. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat ran a similar story.

A Feb. 6 R&D magazine story highlighted work on phonons led by the Lab’s Ramamoorthy Ramesh.

A Feb. 7 Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News story covered work led by the Lab’s Jennifer Doudna and Eva Nogales showing new insights into the Cas9 enzyme. Doudna had another recent study on Cas9 also covered by FARS News, among other outlets. Doudna’s work was also recently highlighted on the NSF news page as well.

The NSF and Science magazine announced the awards for best science visualizations of the year. On the honorable mention list was an effort by the Lab’s James Sethian and Robert Saye to visualize bubbles.  NBC News, io9, Fox News, Live Science and many others covered the award mention.

A Feb. 4 RedOrbit.com story featured work led by the Lab’s John Tainer on a DNA “shape-shifting” repair mechanism.

A Feb. 3 Venture Beat story covered the launch of a new citizen science campaign led by the Lab’s Sylvain Costes, Steve Yannone and Jonathan Tang.

A Feb. 3 HPC Wire podcast with the Lab’s Dula Parkinson looked at the challenges of managing big data coming from the Advanced Light Source.

A Feb. 3 Wired magazine story on the dangers of third-hand smoke quoted the Lab’s Mohamad Sleiman and referenced work led by Bo Hang. Lara Gundel was quoted in a similar story in the Huffington Post.