Friday, November 21, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 16, 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 Nov. 21 San Jose Mercury News story featured the General Purpose Laboratory building and the battery research that it will house. The story quoted Venkat Srinivasan and Brett Helms and also ran in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Paradise Post, Chico Enterprise-Record, Oakland Tribune and Contra Costa Times.

A Nov. 21 Science magazine story on China’s efforts to curb greenhouse gases quoted Lynn Price.

A Nov. 20 ClimateWire story featured research into the carbon release from soil microbes, work led by Jinyun Tang and William Riley. Astrobiology Magazine also covered their work.

A Nov. 20 Climate Central story looked at a new report on ways to decarbonize the U.S. and quoted Margaret Torn. She was also quoted in an International Business Times story.

A Nov. 20 AZOCleantech story featured the health benefits of reducing greenhouse gases, research led by Dev Millstein and Jeff Greenblatt.

A Nov. 18 Xinhua News story on China’s use of coal quoted Nan Zhou.

A Nov. 18 KGO-TV Channel 7 story on the CalCharge battery collaboration included an interview with Venkat Srinivasan.

A Nov. 18 Network Computing story named what it considered the top science and technology labs, which included Berkeley Lab.

A Nov. 17 GreenTech Media story noted the Lab’s involvement in the creation of a vehicle-to-grid project at the Los Angeles Air Force Base.

A Nov. 17 PC World story noted the latest iteration of the Top 500 supercomputers list, co-managed by Erich Strohmaier and Horst Simon. Network World and many others also covered the latest announcement.

A Nov. 17 Scientific American story on the next generation of supercomputers cited the Lab and NERSC.

A Nov. 16 USA Today story highlighted research showing an increase in lightning strikes with climate change, work led by David Romps. EarthSky, IEEE Spectrum, Daily Cal, Self Magazine and ZME Science were some of the others covering his work.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 9, 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 Nov. 14 Wall Street Journal story on a new DOE investment in supercomputers quoted Horst Simon.

A Nov. 14 Fox News story on a US-China climate accord quoted Lynn Price. Stories in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, and others noted previous Lab research on China’s climate efforts.

A Nov. 13 CBS News story featured research by David Romps on lightning strikes. The study was widely covered including by the New York Times, Reuters, BBC News, Washington Post, Scientific American, Discovery and dozens of other news outlets.

A Nov. 13 Chemistry World story on strong biomaterials quoted Antoni Tomsia.

A Nov. 13 Badger Herald opinion piece on diversity in research labs quoted the Lab’s Julie Chao.

A Nov. 11 Washington Post story covered the awarding of Breakthrough Prizes to Saul Perlmutter and the Supernova Cosmology Project, and one to Jennifer Doudna. The New York Times, Forbes, Daily Cal and numerous other outlets also covered the award announcement.

A Nov. 11 HPCWire story highlighted research on climate modeling led by Michael Wehner. Gizmag, Computer Business Review and OpenScienceWorld.com also featured his work.

A Nov. 10 ZME Science story looked at the possibility of using synthetic biology to support future space missions, work led by Adam Arkin and Amor Menezes.

A Nov. 7 PBS Newshour story highlighted research led by Martha Stampfer on the creation of “immortal cells.” The Daily Cal also covered her work.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 2, 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 Nov. 7 Discovery News story looked at the possibility of using synthetic biology to support future space missions, citing work by Adam Arkin and Amor Menezes. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, GizMag, NDTV, Times of India, the Business Standard and others also covered the possibility.

A Nov. 7 IEEE Spectrum story on efforts to develop a magnesium-ion battery cited work by David Prendergast and Liwen Wan.

A Nov. 7 Chicago Tribune story on common heating myths quoted Max Sherman.

A Nov. 5 ANI News story highlighted work on thirdhand smoke led by Hugo Destaillats. Mumbai Mirror, VOXXI and others also covered the research.

A Nov. 4 EnergyWire story looked at the research planned for the new General Purpose Laboratory and quoted Venkat Srinivasan and Brett Helms.

A Nov. 4 ClimateWire story featured new research into arctic warming led by Daniel Feldman. Nature World News, Huffington Post and others also covered his work.

A Nov. 4 Mosaic Science story on designing better classrooms quoted Mark Mendell on his work into indoor air quality.

A Nov. 3 Wired magazine story on missing pulsars at the center of the galaxy quoted Kathryn Zurek. She was also quoted in a Universe Today story on the same topic.

A Nov. 3 FedTech magazine story on new data centers highlighted the Lab’s CRT facility and quoted Bill Tschudi.