Friday, April 3, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of March 28, 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 3 E&E News story on the effects of climate change on California quoted Jeff Greenblatt.

An April 3 InsideHPC story noted that Ann Almgren and Esmond Ng had been named as Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

An April 3 LiveScience opinion piece highlighted findings from the Lab’s Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies’ 50 Breakthroughs report.

An April 2 ClimateWire story looked at the announcement of NGEE-Tropics, a project to be led by Jeff Chambers. Nature, R&D, Smithsonian, and others also covered the announcement.

An April 1 InsideHPC story noted NERSC’s involvement in the “Big Neuron” effort. Medical Express, Nature, and others also covered the announcement.

On April 1 R&D.com featured work led by Rob Ritchie showing how skin can resist tearing. The Daily Mail, Lab Manager and EIN News also covered his work.

A March 31 story in The Scientist included coverage of a novel bacterial phylum reported during JGI’s annual meeting.
 http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/42569/title/Hiding-in-Plain-Sight/

A March 31 CleanTechnica story highlighted work led by Sam Saxena showing EV battery life may be longer than expected. Several other outlets also covered his findings.

A March 28 Contra Costa Times story looked at work on better understanding earthquakes, quoting Martin Kunz and including a photograph with Nobu Tamura.