Monday, April 20, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of April 12, 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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An April 17 Nature World News story featured a significant advance in artificial photosynthesis, work led by Peidong Yang. His work was extensively covered, including by the Business Standard, International Business Times, Sci-News, TechTimes and many others.

An April 17 Yahoo News story on the finding of a radioactive sunken aircraft carrier off the California coast quoted Kai Vetter. The San Francisco Chronicle ran a similar story.

An April 16 TIME magazine story on a list of their 100 Most Influential people included Jennifer Doudna in the Pioneers category for her work on a gene editing technique.

An April 16 San Francisco Chronicle story on finding alien life quoted Joint Genome Institute’s Eddy Rubin.

An April 16 R&D.com feature highlighted the development of an electrolyte genome led by Kristin Persson.

An April 15 ScienceBlog.com story highlighted work on a new way to test cool roofing performance, work led by Ronnen Levinson. R&D.com, Buildings.com, ScienceNewsline and others included reports of the work.

An April 13 IEEE Spectrum story featured research led by Sam Saxena showing electric vehicle batteries may last longer than previously thought. Car Connection and FierceEnergy.com also ran stories.

An April 13 Bloomberg story on the race to build a better battery quoted Venkat Srinivasan. He was also quoted in an April 10 Australian Business Review story on Google’s efforts to build a better battery.

An April 13 San Francisco Chronicle story noted Graham Fleming’s departure from a position on campus. The Daily Cal also reported the news.

An April 13 Daily Cal story noted the lab’s involvement in the restart of the Large Hadron Collider.

An April 11 TechieNews story looked at findings from the CUORE collaboration and quoted Yury Kolomensky. Space Daily ran a similar story.

The latest issue of Innovation magazine includes a Q&A with battery researcher Gao Liu.