Monday, December 22, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Dec. 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.
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The Dec. 26 issue of Newsweek magazine includes a story on battery innovation and mentions work at the Lab.

A Dec. 19 IEEE Spectrum story on exascale computing quoted Horst Simon.

A Dec. 18 New Electronics story highlighted work led by Ramamoorthy Ramesh that may lead to better memory and logic devices.

A Dec. 17 Yale Climate Connections story on unanswered questions from the National Climate Assessment included comments from Michael Wehner at a presentation he gave at this week’s American Geophysical Union meeting.

The latest edition of Popular Science includes a list of what it considers to be important science stores for 2015. On the list is ESnet’s recent expansion across the Atlantic.Greg Bell was quoted in that story.

A Dec. 17 story in The Guardian was written by the Lab’s Shashi Buluswar and looked at the upcoming 50 Breakthroughs report written by lab researchers.

A Dec. 17 story in Archaeology looked at work by Marie Jackson at the Advanced Light Source showing secrets behind Roman concrete. The work was widely covered including by the Washington Post, Popular Mechanics, International Business Times, Science World and others.

A Dec. 17 Symmetry magazine story on the LHC preparing for its next science run quoted Beate Heinemann.

A Dec. 16 New Scientist story featured new records by the Lab’s table-top accelerator, BELLA, work led by Wim Leemans.

A Dec. 13 KRON-TV story looked at the reduction of diesel engine emissions in the Bay Area, research led by Tom Kirchstetter. The Epoch Times also ran a story on his findings.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Dec. 07, 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 Dec. 12 front-page Contra Costa Times story highlighted work by Tom Kirchstetter, who is looking at the change in diesel emissions in the Bay Area. The San Jose Mercury News and Oakland Tribune also ran the story.

A December Physics Today story featured the expansion of ESnet across the Atlantic and quoted Greg Bell.

A Dec. 12 Times of India story highlighted the audio restoration work of Carl Haber.

A Dec. 11 Economic Times story on pollution levels in India quoted Josh Apte, citing some of his recent research in the area.

A Dec. 9 UPI wire story covered new records set by BELLA, a table-top accelerator developed at the Lab, and quoted Wim Leemans and James Symons. Gizmag, Physics Today, Engineering.com, TechTimes, SciNews, Electronics Weekly, and many others also covered the effort.
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A Dec. 8 Oakland North story looked at the evolution of the Berkeley Lab Darfur stove project.

The winter issue of California magazine includes a profile of Jennifer Doudna and her gene-slicing research.






Friday, December 5, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 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.

A Dec. 5 Environmental Monitor story looked at the use of supercomputers in climate modeling, quoting Michael Wehner.

A Dec. 3 U.S. News & World Report story featured work by Paul Williams showing a link between running and lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s. The San Francisco Chronicle (2nd item), Daily Burn and Health magazine were among many others that covered the findings.

A Dec. 3 Society for Science story highlighted work led by Hugo Destaillats and Lara Gundel showing the dangers of thirdhand smoke.

A special edition of Time Magazine titled “Great Scientists” includes the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter.

A Dec. 2 KQED-TV story looked at Berkeley Lab research on Arctic permafrost, mentioning Susan Hubbard and Tim Kneafsey.

A Dec. 2 Deutsche Welle story on air pollution in India included a Q&A with Joshua Apte and his research there. The Times of India also looked at his work.

A recent New Scientist story on new sensing techniques for finding hydrocarbons quoted George Moridis.

A Nov. 30 Popular Science story looked at work on indoor air quality, specifically kitchen range hoods, and quoted Brett Singer.

A Nov. 26 ClimateWire story on a report showing the health costs associated with carbon regulations quoted Jeff Greenblatt and Dev Millstein.



Monday, December 1, 2014

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of November 23-30, 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.

A Nov. 30 PopSci.com story featured the Lab’s indoor air research, specifically, that tied to range hoods.

A Nov. 28 WBUR-FM story on audio preservation cited work by Carl Haber.

A Nov. 27 India News story highlighted work on the important role of copper on the brain, work led by Chris Chang. Examiner.com and others also covered the research.

A Nov. 26 Yahoo News story on the possibility of more giant snowstorms with climate change quoted Michael Wehner.

A Nov. 26 International Business Times story on the impact of marijuana farms on the environment quoted Evan Mills.

A Nov. 25 Universe Today story featured new computer algorithms that will help the search for dark energy and quoted Danny Goldstein and Rollin Thomas.

A Nov. 25 HPC Wire.com feature noted that Bill Collins and Heinz Frei had been named AAAS Fellows.

A Nov. 24 Daily Cal story covered the recent sightings of mountain lions at the Lab. Berkeleyside.com also covered the sightings.