Friday, January 9, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of Jan. 5, 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.

A Jan. 9 Scientific American story on efforts to manipulate plants for better biofuels noted the efforts of Jenny Mortimer and Dominique Loque.

On Jan. 9 R&D magazine featured a story on the development of quantum dots by Paul Alivisatos.

A Jan. 8 Sky and Telescope story on new results from the Sloan sky survey and BOSS project quoted David Schlegel.

A Jan. 8 Clean Technica story highlighted 2014’s Top Ten Clean Energy Developments and included a Lab report showing a drop in solar electricity prices (#5 on the list).

A Jan. 6 Boston Globe story cited work by Rob Ritchie into bioinspired materials.

A Jan. 6 IEEE Spectrum story featured work by Xiang Zhang on a 2D piezoelectric semiconductor.

A Jan. 5 Bioscience Technology story featured work by Mark LaBarge on older women’s risks of breast cancer.

A recent KGO-TV ABC Bay Area story looked at the development of a malaria drug by Jay Keasling.