Friday, May 8, 2015

Berkeley Lab In the News, Week of May 3, 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 May 8 EE Times story highlighted research led by Feng Wang and the development of Valleytronics.

A May 8 Triple Pundit story looked at a new report on energy efficiency costs, a report led by Chuck Goldman and Ian Hoffman. The report was also the subject of a Midwest Energy News story on hearings into Ohio’s energy standards.

A May 7 Gizmodo story included a video of Javier Ceja-Navarro and work he is doing on gut bacteria in bugs. The video is from a recent Science At The Theater presentation.

A May 7 UtilityDive story on ways to boost the value of renewable energy quoted Andrew Mills from a new report.

A May 6 UPI News story featured work led by Musahid Ahmed on how cosmic hotspots may have enabled the origins of life. Business Standard, ANI News, Russia Today and others also covered the work.

A May 5 New York Times story cited efforts by Carl Haber and Earl Cornell to bring the sounds of a talking doll, made by Thomas Edison, to life. The work was widely covered, including by Smithsonian Magazine,, PBS News Hour, Washington Post, Quartz, and more.

A May 5 Yahoo News story on the new Tesla home battery quoted Stephen Harris.

A May 5 Symmetry story on the Large Hadron Collider’s latest efforts quoted Beate Heinemann.

A May 4 Christian Science Monitor story on slowing electricity consumption in China quoted David Fridley.

A May 4 Physics Central story highlighted work by Rob Ritchie showing the toughness of skin.

A May 4 ClimateWire story on the growing energy demands of home entertainment devices cited research by Bruce Nordman.

An April 28 STEM Career Awareness Day brought students to the Lab’s Potter Street facility, giving them a chance to see what Life Science researchers work on. KCBS-AM and KPIX-TV Channel 5 covered their visit.