Friday, September 26, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 21, 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 Sept. 26 San Francisco Chronicle story highlighted a new report on solar panels, work led by Galen Barbose. Computer World, PV Magazine and others also covered the report.

On Sept. 26 R&D.com featured work on artificial photosynthesis led by Peidong Yang.

A Sept. 25 Southern California Public Radio story highlighted research led by the Lab’s Ronnen Levinson which led to an interactive heat map of 5 California cities.

The latest issue of National Geographic magazine features work by the Lab’s Anand Gopal, Samveg Saxena and Amol Phadke showing benefits of electric cars in India and China. (no link)

A Sept. 23 Consumer Reports story on adding value to your home (including the addition of solar power) quoted Galen Barbose.

A Sept. 22 FCW magazine story on employee collaborative tools, including those being used at Berkeley Lab, quoted Adam Stone.

A September issue of Physics Today highlighted work co-led by the Lab’s Oliver Gessner, which helps give a better understanding of quantum vortices within liquid helium.

A Sept. 21 Daily Cal story covered the recent Berkeley Lab hiring of three developmentally disabled people from ProjectSEARCH noting Kem Robinson and Lady Idos’ involvment.

A Sept. 19 BBC News story on the history of plutonium noted Berkeley Lab’s contributions to better understanding the element.

On Sept. 19 the Associated Press ran a story noting California will ban smoking at home day care facilities, citing recent research by Berkeley Lab. Many news outlets covered the decision.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 14, 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 Sept. 18 USA Today story noted a new report on solar energy and quoted Galen Barbose, while Mark Bolinger was quoted in a similar story in BreakingEnergy.com.
PV Magazine and other publications also ran stories.

A Sept. 17 International Business Times story on MacArthur Award winners quoted previous Lab winner, Carl Haber.

A Sept. 16 KGO-TV Channel 7 story featured a startup originating from Berkeley Lab technology that now helps remove arsenic from well water.

A Sept. 16 Forbes.com story on renewable energy prices cited work led by Ryan Wiser which showed a reduction of wind energy costs.

A Sept. 15 US News & World Report story highlighted work by Bill Jagust on proteins and Alzheimer’s. The work was widely covered by numerous TV stations, the Daily Cal, Examiner.com, HealthDay, WebMD and many others.




Friday, September 12, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of September 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.

On Sept. 12 Engineering.com featured work on a new metallic alloy co-led by Rob Ritchie.

A Sept. 11 Sacramento Bee story on tax credits and wind power quoted Ryan Wiser. Wiser was also mentioned in a Motley Fool article on California’s new efforts to improve the permitting process.

On Sept. 11 SciCasts.com featured the story of the Advanced Light Source setting a new microscopy record led by David Shapiro and Howard Padmore. Engineering.com also featured the effort.

A Sept. 11 HPC Wire story focused on NERSC’s exascale computing efforts and quoted Sudip Dosanjh.

A Sept. 9 opinion piece in The Hill on the value of the national labs was co-written by lab Director Paul Alivisatos.

A Sept. 9 io9 story on challenges to building a space colony quoted Sylvain Costes.

A Sept. 9 Huffington Post opinion piece on fracking was co-written by David Bailey, who mentioned a recent fracking report co-authored by lab researchers.

A recent Nature Asia story on pollution in India quoted Joshua Apte.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of August 31, 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.

On Sept. 5, R&D.com featured work on a new alloy co-discovered by the Lab’s Rob Ritchie.

A Sept. 4 Daily Cal story featured research on the benefits of using cool roofs in China, work led by the Lab’s Ronnen Levinson.

A Sept. 3 Daily Cal obituary noted the passing of former Lab chemist Robert Connick.

A Sept. 3 Live Science story looked at the inner workings of microtubules, research led by the Lab’s Eva Nogales.

A Sept. 3 East Bay Express story looked at a recent report on fracking in California and noted the Lab’s involvement in the findings. Southern California Public Radio also ran a story on the report.

A Sept. 3 National Geographic story on the finding of a galaxy super cluster quoted the Lab’s David Schlegel.

On Sept. 3 FierceDrugDelivery.com featured work on peptoid nanosheets, research co-led by the Lab’s Ron Zuckermann. DailyNewsEn.com also featured his research.
On Sept. 3 Phys.Org featured research on levels of radiation from Fukushima led by the Lab’s Eric Norman.

On Sept. 2 R&D.com featured research on extremophiles led by the Lab’s Douglas Clark.

A recent issue of Construction Pro included a Q&A with the Lab’s Tianzhen Hong on hybrid modeling for building energy efficiency.