Friday, April 25, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 20, 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 April 24 EV World story featured work by the Lab’s Anand Gopal, Samveg Saxena and Amol Phadke showing benefits of electric cars in India and China. CleanTechnica also covered their work.

An April 24 R&D magazine story on previous R&D 100 award winners noted numerous Lab achievements.

An April 23 GreenTechGrid covered the announcement of new partners joining the Lab collaboration, CalCharge, and cited Horst Simon in the story.

An April 23 Engineering News-Record story featured the Rapid Building Energy Modeler developed with the help of the Lab’s Philip Haves.

An April 22 Associated Press story noted Berkeley Lab research in a story on new thirdhand smoke legislation. Numerous TV, radio and other news outlets also mentioned the Lab’s research.

An April 21 4Richmond.org story previewed an upcoming Science at the Theater event to be held in Richmond.

California Magazine looked at the Joint Genome Institute’s request for poetry as part of National Poetry Month.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 13-19, 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 April 19 The Guardian story profiled the Lab’s George Smoot.

An April 18 San Jose Mercury News story noted the passing of former Lab director, Andy Sessler.

An April 18 San Francisco Chronicle story covered the announcement of new partners joining the Lab collaboration, CalCharge, and quoted the Lab’s Horst Simon and Venkat Srinivasan. The San Francisco Business Times and CleanTechnica also covered the announcement.

An April 17 Irish Independent story on the benefits of exercise cited work by the Lab’s Paul Williams.

An April 16 Scientific American story on nuclear power to fight climate change quoted the Lab’s Ryan Wiser.

An April 16 New York Times story on the Heartbleed computer bug quoted the Lab’s Vern Paxson, citing work he did at NERSC. IEEE Spectrum and Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung also covered the work.

An April 16 Scientific American story highlighted work done at the ALS helping reveal high levels of arsenic in Chilean mummies. Live Science and Huffington Post also covered the research.

An April 16 National Journal noted the bestowing of the Lawrence Award on the Lab’s Adam Arkin. PhysOrg also covered the announcement.

An April 15 KQED story on how California trails Texas in wind power quoted the Lab’s Ryan Wiser.

An April 14 event kicking off research at the Lab’s FLEXLAB facility was covered by FedScoop.com, EnergyManagerToday and the Energy.gov website.

An April 14 E&E News story on programmable thermostats quoted the Lab’s Alan Meier and Ed Vine. Midwest Energy News also quoted Meier.

An April 14 BBC News story featured work by the Lab’s Anand Gopal, Samveg Saxena and Amol Phadke showing benefits of electric cars in India and China. The Clean Energy Ministerial also ran a story on their work.

An April 14 CCTV-China story featured collaborative work on an energy efficient building model in China led by the Lab’s Clean Energy Research Center’s Building Energy Efficiency group.

An April 14 PhysOrg.com story highlighted involvement by Lab researchers in the latest IPCC climate report.

The April issue of Symmetry included a story on things you didn’t know about particle accelerators and included the early work of E.O. Lawrence.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 6, 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.

The April 10 issue of the San Francisco Business Times includes the announcement of Elsie Quaite-Randall’s arrival as head of technology transfer.

An April 10 Chemistry World story highlighted work done in conjunction with NCEM’s Jim Ciston on a new way to make ethanol. Science Blog and other sites also covered the research.

An April 8 CNN story featured research showing new results on the expansion of the universe and quoted the Lab’s David Schlegel and Andreu Font-Ribera. The work was widely covered by Science News, Astronomy EarthSky, and many others.

The April 7 edition of KPFA-FM’s Letter & Politics included an extended interview with the Lab’s Michael Wehner, who discussed recent IPCC climate change reports.

An April 7 Architectural Lighting highlighted the Lab’s new FLEXLAB facility and quoted Steve Selkowitz.

An April 6 Boston Globe story profiled the Lab’s Carl Haber and his work on audio restoration.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 30, 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.

The April issue of Engineering News-Record magazine includes a cover story on the Lab’s Steve Selkowitz, along with his work on FLEXLAB. A slideshow also accompanies the story.

The April issue of the Spanish edition of MIT Technology Review named the Lab’s Rebecca Abergel as one of its Innovators Under 35.

The April 4 issue of India West covered water purification technology developed by the Lab’s Ashok Gadgil and Susan Amrose.

An April 3 New Scientist story on modifying plants to create fuels quoted the Lab’s Jay Keasling.

An April 1 story in The Scientist featured work on phage sensors by the Lab’s Seung-Wuk Lee and inspired by turkey skin.

A March 31 San Francisco Business Times story covered research led by the Lab’s Anand Gopal, Samveg Saxena and Amol Phadke, showing the benefits of hybrid cars in India and China. The work was widely covered including by IEEE Spectrum, Indian Express, Hindu Business, The Economic Times,  The New India Express, Hindustan Times and others.

A March 31 io9.com story on future sources of energy noted the work on artificial photosynthesis being conducted by the Lab (#7 on the list).

A recent Building Performance podcast included a discussion with the Lab’s Iain Walker on testing buildings for air tightness.

A March 31 Scientific American story on biofuels and climate change quoted the Lab’s Jeff Greenblatt.

A March 31 US News & World Report story looked at the benefits of running and walking and cited work led by the Lab’s Paul Williams.