Friday, May 15, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 10, 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. If you have a news item that you’d like to share, please let me know at  For archived news items visit:

The June issue of Discover Magazine includes a profile of the microbial work led by Susannah Tringe. (Subscription required for full story)

A May 15 New York Times story noted the audio restoration work led by Carl Haber. His work, with colleague Earl Cornell, was also noted in a May 11 Huffington Post story on the recovering of sound from Thomas Edison dolls.

A May 15 San Francisco Business Journal story on water conservation efforts and drought technology quoted Ramamoorthy Ramesh and Susan Hubbard. (subscription required for full story)

A May 13 R& featured work supported by ENIGMA which looks at how microbes can be used to detect environmental contamination.

A May 13 India West story highlighted work by Sam Saxena showing how EV batteries can last longer.

A May 12 New York Times story on climate modeling quoted John Shalf.

A May 12 R& feature looked at work led Naomi Ginsberg using electron microscopy on soft materials.

A May 11 Los Angeles Times story on large scientific projects noted the history behind Ernest Lawrence and Berkeley Lab.