Friday, December 18, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Dec. 13, 2015


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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A Dec. 18 Associated Press story on extreme weather threats to the grid quoted Joe Eto.

A Dec. 17 News-Medical.net story highlighted work led by Alex Pines on future possibilities for NMR and MRI technologies. R&D Magazine ran a similar story based on a lab news release.

A Dec. 17 Utility Dive story on the value added to homes with rooftop photovoltaics cited a new report led by Ben Hoen. A lab news release first announced the findings.

A Dec. 14 Symmetry magazine story looked at new results from the LUX dark matter experiment and quoted Dan McKinsey. Other outlets covering the results included the Black Hills Pioneer, New Hampshire Voice, RedOrbit.com, Daily Galaxy and the Albany Daily Star, among others. Some stories were based on a lab news release, which also quoted Kevin Lesko.

A recent California magazine story on quantum dots looked at work led by Paul Alivisatos.

A Dec. 14 R&D magazine feature, based on a lab news release, looked at new methods to create nature-inspired materials, work led by Rob Ritchie and Antoni Tomsia.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Dec. 6, 2015

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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A Dec. 10 Popular Mechanics story highlighted work led by Rebecca Abergel on finding a pill-sized cure for radiation sickness. Ideas.Ted.com also covered her work.

A Dec. 10 Architect’s Newspaper story named SERC/Chu Hall as its Building of the Year in the west.

A Dec. 10 HPC Wire story looked at the growth and future of ESnet and quoted Greg Bell.

A Dec. 10 Los Angeles Daily News story on finding a solution for a gas leak in Los Angeles noted the involvement of Berkeley Lab.

A Dec. 9 Sacramento Bee story on California as a climate model cited a recent lab report on California’s ability to reach its climate goals.

A Dec. 9 story in The Motley Fool on solar panel values cited a report co-led by Ben Hoen. The report was also the subject of a CleanTechnica story and first reported in a lab news release.

A Dec. 8 Bloomberg story on quantum computers quoted Marcos Lopez de Prado.

A Dec. 8 Daily Cal story on Berkeley researchers involved in climate talks mentioned Bill Collins’ role with Gov. Jerry Brown and Lynn Price’s role in an agreement between the Lab, UC Berkeley, and Tsinghua University, and covered by a recent lab news release.

A Dec. 5 issue of Crain’s Chicago Business on the renewable energy company, Invenergy, quoted Mark Bolinger.



Friday, December 4, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Nov. 22 to Dec. 4, 2015

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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A Dec. 3 Public Radio International story interviewed Shashi Buluswar on global poverty rates.

A Dec. 2 Los Angeles Times story on Gov. Brown’s science advisors noted the role that the Lab’s Bill Collins plays.

A Dec. 2 Xinhua News story covered a recent agreement signed between the lab, UC Berkeley, and Tsinghua University. The announcement first appeared in a Lab news release.

A Dec. 1 KQED-FM story on Silicon Valley’s role in a clean energy initiative quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

A Dec. 1 How Stuff Works video and story on self-driving taxis was based on a Lab news release and study by Jeff Greenblatt and Sam Saxena.

A December California Magazine story on mixing music and climate science noted the involvement of the Lab’s Andrew Jones and Bill Collins.

A December issue of The Economist included a story on new materials and mentioned Ger Ceder and Kristin Persson’s Materials Project.

A Dec. 1 Forbes story featured work on an invisibility cloak by the Lab’s Xiang Zhang. His work was first publicized in a lab news release.

A Dec. 1 Architect Magazine story highlighted work between Singapore and the Lab in creating a building test facility and quoted the Lab’s Cindy Regnier.

A Dec. 1 EDN.com story, based on a Lab news release, looked at the development of a 2D semiconductor led by Xiang Zhang.

On Nov. 30 Energy Manager featured Lab startup CinderBio, led by Steve Yannone and Jill Fuss, which is producing a new class of enzymes from extremophile microbes. CinderBio was featured in a recent Lab news release.

A Nov. 28 Gizmag story featured work on a monolayer semiconductor led by the Lab’s Ali Javey. EE Times also covered his work

A Nov. 25 Associated Press story on adding value to your home cited a recent report by Ben Hoen showing the value added by installing solar panels. The story has appeared in numerous places including the Washington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and many other outlets.

A Nov. 25 KQED Quest story on dark energy prominently featured the Lab’s Saul Perlmutter.

A Nov.25 Symmetry story on a new lead ion experiment at the Large Hadron Collider quoted the Lab’s Peter Jacobs.

A Nov. 24 Associated Press story on better batteries quoted the Lab’s Venkat Srinivasan. The story has appeared in dozens of outlets including the Washington Post, Sacramento Bee, China Post, ABC News, and numerous others.

A Nov. 23 Huffington Post story on China’s coal use quoted David Fridley. Radio Free Asia ran a similar story quoting Fridley.

A Nov. 23 National Geographic story looked at the unusual origins of plutonium’s name by Glenn Seaborg for the Periodic Table.

A Nov. 23 Phys.org feature looked at a new series of energy reports being led by the lab. The story was based on a recent Lab news release.

A Nov. 22 Daily Cal story noted the seven R&D 100 awards won by the lab this year and quoted Horst Simon, Gao Liu, Sam Saxena and Jason MacDonald.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Nov. 15, 2015

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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A Nov. 20 Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News story featured research on a novel nanocarrier for brain cancer therapy, work led by Ting Xu and which appeared in a recent lab news release.

A Nov. 20 IEEE Spectrum story on novel ways to cool computer chips quoted Ravi Prasher and Frank Ogletree.

A Nov. 17 San Jose Mercury News story highlighted the recent opening of Wang Hall and quoted Lab Director Paul Alivisatos. KQED, GCN.com, ExecutiveGov.com and Patch also covered the story. A lab news release announced the building’s opening last week.

A Nov. 17 Washington Post story on leasing solar panels noted a recent lab study showing how PVs add value to homes.

A Nov. 17 Discovery News story on stellar spirals hiding exoplanets quoted Ruobing Dong, who conducted recent research in this area.

A Nov. 17 Wall Street Journal story on the Top 500 List of fastest supercomputers quoted Horst Simon. Simon and Erich Strohmaier are co-authors of the Top 500 list. Popular Science, Fortune, PCMag, Time magazine and many others also covered the list’s release.

A Nov. 15 Daily Cal story on the value that solar panels add to a home’s price quoted Ben Hoen, a co-author on a recent study showing those results, work covered by a recent lab news release.

A Nov. 11 Yellowstone Insider story highlighted work by lab startup, CinderBIO, led by Jill Fuss and Steve Yannone. Their work involves the use of Yellowstone National Park extremophiles and was also covered by NewWest.net and Phys.org. Their work first appeared in a lab news release.