Friday, March 27, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 22, 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.

The announcement this week that Lab Director Paul Alivisatos would be stepping down appeared in the Contra Costa Times, San Francisco Business Times and Daily Cal.

An April issue of Architectural Lighting magazine included a Q&A with Steve Selkowitz.

On March 25 R&D.com featured a new discovery of how the brain and central nervous system may develop, work led by Ehud Isacoff.

A March 24 Ars Technica story looked at the implications of a public release of license plate scans and quotes Howard Matis.

A March 23 Radio Free Asia story on China’s challenges to becoming more energy efficient quoted David Fridley.

A March 23 GreenBiz story on ways the government can help emerging technologies cites work by the Lab’s Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies.

A March Newsweek magazine story on the promises, and perils, of synthetic biology, quoted Jay Keasling.

A March 20 National Geographic feature on small animals included the smallest bacteria ever seen, work led by Jill Banfield.